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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Fire Weather  

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Day 1 OutlookDay 1 Outlook

SPC Outlooks: Day 1(click to enlarge)

Forecasts & Observations
Point Fire Weather Forecasts
Barnhart
Coleman
Colorado Bend
Hamby
Mason
Paint Creek

Routine Products
Fire Weather Planning Forecast
Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
NFDRS Forecasts
Weather Activity Planner
NFDRS Digital Forecast Images

Non-Routine Products
Fire Weather Watch / Red Flag Warning
*Spot Forecast Request*

For questions on how to submit a Spot Forecast, call 325-944-9445 to speak with a NWS San Angelo Fire Weather
Forecaster.

Fire Weather (RAWS) Observations
(Winds reported at 20 foot level)
Texas RAWS
  - Barnhart
  - Coleman
  - Colorado Bend
  - Hamby
  - Mason
  - Paint Creek
  - Comanche
  - Miller Creek
  - Merrill

METAR Observations
(Winds reported at 33 foot level)
Abilene
Sweetwater
Brownwood
San Angelo
Coleman
Brady
Sonora
Junction
Ozona

Mesonet Observations
West Texas Mesonet (Texas Tech University)
Met. Data  -  Map
MesoWest (University of Utah)

 

Day 2 OutlookDay 2 Outlook

 SPC Outlooks: Day 2(click to enlarge)

Useful Links
Texas Forest Service & Emergency Mgmt. Links
Texas Forest Service (TFS)
Forecast Fire Danger Map
Texas Forest Service ERC Percentile Map
Texas Forest Service KBDI Map
Visual Greenness Map
Relative Greenness Map
Departure from Average Greenness Map
Texas Forest Service Fuel Dryness Map
Texas Interagency Coordination Center (TICC)
Texas Forest Service Situation Report
Texas Burn Ban Map
Texas Division of Emergency Management

Other NOAA/NWS Links
NWS Graphical Forecasts
West Central Texas Drought Information
NWS National Fire Weather Page
NOAA Air Resources Laboratory

USFS & Other Links
U.S. Forest Service
National Interagency Fire Center
National Interagency Coordination Center
Wildland Fire Assessment System
Interactive Greenness Map
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Observation Collectives
MesoWest Roundup (Mixed obs)
Regional Roundup (METARS only)

Fire and Smoke Analysis - NESDIS/Satellite Services
Interactive GIS Display
Smoke Trajectory Forecast
Hazard Mapping System Fire/Smoke Product

Red Flag Warning Criteria for West Central Texas
(1)20 Foot sustained winds equal to or greater than 20 mph for one or more hours
(2)Minimum relative humidity less than 20 percent 
(3)Abnormally dry fuels & High Fire Danger