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Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Midwest and Plains

Severe storms and heavy rains are likely in the Upper Midwest and Plains through this evening. A long duration heat wave will build across the West through next week with excessive heat watches/warnings in effect from the Southwest to Northwest. TS Josephine is forecast to pass well north of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands while TS Kyle is forecast to move quickly away from land this weekend. Read More >

NWS Springfield, Missouri Fire Weather


Fire Weather Spot Forecast Requests Via the Internet:

Spot Forecasts are issued for prescribed burns, wildfires, spray projects, or any number of land management activities within our forecast area. Government agencies anywhere within our fire weather forecast area can request a spot forecast.

Click Here For A Spot Forecast For Prescribed Fire or Wildland Fire Incidents

To public safety or government emergency management agencies:  For weather support information for non-wildland fire related incidents or weather sensitive events please contact the National Weather Service directly to arrange support.

Tutorial For Submitting Spot Forecasts

YouTube Video Tutorial


                         Fire Weather Forecast by County (clickable map)


National Weather Service (NWS) Links
NWS National Fire Weather Web Page  
Fire Weather Forecast (Text)
Fire Wx Watch/Red Flag Warning (Text)
NWS Fire Weather Dashboard (experimental not supported 24/7)  
NWS Decision Support Point Forecasts (experimental)
NWS Graphical Forecasts
NWS Weather Activity Planner     NWS User Defined Area Forecast
NWS Springfield Hazardous Weather Outlook

NWS Springfield County Based Grassland Fire Danger Index (GFDI)

NWS Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Page

NWS Weather Prediction Center

Climate Prediction Center (6 to 10 Day Outlooks, Monthly and Seasonal Outlooks)
NWS Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service Precipitation Analysis
Land Management Partners

National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC)

InciWeb Incident Information System
Public Fire Information Websites  
National Wildland Significant Fire Potential Outlook
Eastern Area Cordination Center (EACC) Predictive Services Weather Briefing
U.S. Forest Service Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS)
USDA Forest Service Active Fire Mapping Program

Mark Twain National Forest

WildCAD - Missouri Iowa Coordination Center Incidents
Mark Twain National Forest Situation Report

Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) Forestry

MDC Wildfire Prevention
MDC Prescribed Fire
MDC Database Missouri Wildfire Statistics
Missouri State Parks (Missouri Dept of Natural Resources)
Great Plains Fire Science / Oak Woodlands & Forests Fire Consortium / Joint Fire Science Program
Eastern Area Modeling Constortium / Rocky Mountain Center Research Center  / Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium
Firewise Communities
Drought Information
U.S. Drought Portal / Missouri Burn Ban Information
Smoke Management (Air Quality Monitoring Page)

Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium (SHRMC) Smoke Management Tools
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) Smoke Management
Other Weather Information

Animated GOES Satellite Imagery:

GOES East    GOES-East - Regional sector view: Upper Mississippi Valley

Mesoscale Imagery (higher frequency, small area, varies based on operational needs)

RealEarth Viewer (University Of Wisconsin)

Other GOES Resources


   Warnings & Forecasts Graphical Forecasts National Maps Radar Rivers Air Quality Satellite Climate  National Radar  
   National Weather Hazards  Radar  NWS Fire Weather Page

Area Observations (note observation platforms are not operated by the NWS)

Regional Observations Map
MesoWest (Univ. of Utah) 
National Weather Service Enhanced Data Display

NCEP Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) Surface Observation Display

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow  Network (CoCoRaHS) 
Ava/Tidwell Site (NFDRS-SGF) Camdenton  (NFDRS-SGF) Cassville (NFDRS-SGF) Mt. Vernon  (NFDRS-SGF)
Mountain Grove (NFDRS-SGF) Mountain View (NFDRS-SGF) Roby  (NFDRS-SGF) Wah Kon Tah (NFDRS-SGF)
Ashland Big Spring Carr Creek Clinton
Council Bluff Doniphan Farmington Piedmont
Sinkin State Line, KS Sullivan  
Area Airport Observations (ASOS/AWOS 10m Wind Towers)
Bolivar AWOS Branson AWOS Branson West AWOS Camdenton AWOS
Clinton AWOS Farmington AWOS Ft. Leonard Wood  ASOS Joplin ASOS
Lebanon AWOS Monett AWOS Neosho AWOS  
Osage Beach AWOS Piedmont AWOS Rolla/Vichy ASOS Sedalia ASOS
Springfield ASOS Sullivan AWOS Warrensburg AWOS Warsaw AWOS MODOT Link
West Plains ASOS Whiteman AFB ASOS    
Kansas and Oklahoma
Chanute KS ASOS Fort Scott KS AWOS Grove, OK AWOS Parsons, KS  ASOS
Pittsburg, KS AWOS      
Bentonville, AR AWOS Flippin, AR AWOS Harrison, AR ASOS Mountain Home, AR ASOS
Rogers, AR AWOS      

Cook Station Crawford Co. x

Green Ridge  x

Lamar   x Mountain Grove   X

Mount Vernon    x

Versailles   x

Near Arma, KS 10 WSW Salem, MO    
Nearby Oklahoma Mesonet Stations (far northeast Oklahoma)
Miami Jay Westville OK-FIRE
National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) and RAWS Information
Tabular NFDRS Observations and Forecast From WIMS (U.S. Forest Service)
Observed and Forecast Fire Danger Rating Maps (Wildland Fire Assessment System)
Mark Twain National Forest Fire Danger Rating Matrix Chart
Fire Weather Operating Plan

Fire Weather Operating Plan (.pdf)