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Operating Plan

Do you wish to get more familiar with fire weather, and find out how the National Weather Service prepares to meet the needs of the fire weather community? Then you will want to check out the latest Arkansas Fire Weather Operating Plan (updated February, 2021). To obtain this document (file size is around 2.0 MB), click here.

Note: The document is in PDF format. If you don't have a PDF reader, you can get one free by clicking here.
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Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Guidelines for Row Crop Burning
Safety and the health of others should be considered before burning. It is generally not safe to burn when it is breezy (winds over 15 mph) and dry (humidity less than 20 percent). So that nearby towns do not get smoked out, proper ventilation is crucial. The goal is for smoke to get up and out. Ventilation increases as inversions (rising temperature with height) weaken and winds aloft (transport winds) ramp up to carry smoke away. Higher ventilation rates lead to optimal "Category Day" (a scale from 1 to 5) classifications. Given a Category Day of "1", smoke dispersal is poor, and "5" is excellent. To learn about inversions, click here. For more on smoke management, click here.
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Forestry Forecast Information

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Click on the map below to get a forestry forecast (in a pop up window) from the indicated office. For a closer look at office areas of responsibility, click here.

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Tulsa - Benton CountyTulsa - Carroll CountyTulsa - Washington CountyTulsa - Madison CountyTulsa - Crawford CountyTulsa - Franklin CountyTulsa - Sebastian CountyMemphis - Zone 2Memphis - Zone 1Shreveport - Zone 2Shreveport - Zone 4Jackson - Zone 1Little Rock - Arkansas CountyLittle Rock - Baxter CountyLittle Rock - Boone CountyLittle Rock - Bradley CountyLittle Rock - Calhoun CountyLittle Rock - Clark CountyLittle Rock - Cleburne CountyLittle Rock - Cleveland CountyLittle Rock - Conway CountyLittle Rock - Dallas CountyLittle Rock - Desha CountyLittle Rock - Drew CountyLittle Rock - Faulkner CountyLittle Rock - Fulton CountyLittle Rock - Garland CountyLittle Rock - Grant CountyLittle Rock - Hot Spring CountyLittle Rock - Independence CountyLittle Rock - Izard CountyLittle Rock - Jackson CountyLittle Rock - Jefferson CountyLittle Rock - Johnson CountyLittle Rock - Lincoln CountyLittle Rock - Logan CountyLittle Rock - Lonoke CountyLittle Rock - Marion CountyLittle Rock - Monroe CountyLittle Rock - Montgomery CountyLittle Rock - Newton CountyLittle Rock - Ouachita CountyLittle Rock - Perry CountyLittle Rock - Pike CountyLittle Rock - Polk CountyLittle Rock - Pope CountyLittle Rock - Prairie CountyLittle Rock - Pulaski CountyLittle Rock - Saline CountyLittle Rock - Scott CountyLittle Rock - Searcy CountyLittle Rock - Sharp CountyLittle Rock - Stone CountyLittle Rock - Van Buren CountyLittle Rock - White CountyLittle Rock - Woodruff CountyLittle Rock - Yell CountyLittle Rock - Randolph CountyLittle Rock - Lawrence County

To get a forestry forecast for all counties in Arkansas, select from the list below.
Arkansas | Ashley | Baxter | Benton | Boone | Bradley | Calhoun | Carroll | Chicot | Clark | Clay
Cleburne | Cleveland | Columbia | Conway | Craighead | Crawford | Crittenden | Cross | Dallas
Desha | Drew | Faulkner | Franklin | Fulton | Garland | Grant | Greene | Hempstead | Hot Spring
Howard | Independence | Izard | Jackson | Jefferson | Johnson | Lafayette | Lawrence | Lee
Lincoln | Little River | Logan | Lonoke | Madison | Marion | Miller | Mississippi | Monroe
Montgomery | Nevada | Newton | Ouachita | Perry | Phillips | Pike | Poinsett | Polk | Pope
Prairie | Pulaski | Randolph | St. Francis | Saline | Scott | Searcy | Sebastian | Sevier | Sharp
Stone | Union | Van Buren | Washington | White | Woodruff | Yell
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