National Weather Service Fire Weather Outlooks
NOAA / National Weather Service / National Centers for Environmental Prediction / Storm Prediction Center
The National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center's Fire Weather Outlooks are intended to delineate areas of the continental U.S. where pre-existing fuel conditions, combined with forecast weather conditions, will result in a significant threat for the ignition and/or spread of wildfires. This product is designed for use in the NWS, as well as other federal, state, and local government agencies. Each outlook consists of a categorical forecast that graphically depicts fire weather risk areas across the continental United States, along with a text narrative.
What can I do with these data?
- Outlook consists of a categorical forecast that graphically depicts fire weather risk areas across the continental United States
How do I use the site?
- Roll your cursor over or click the names/labels of outlook products to view the maps.
- To save image, right-click the map and select “Save Image As...”
What do the fire weather outlook classifications mean?
- ELEVATED: Elevated risk from wind and relative humidity
- CRITICAL: Critical risk from wind and relative humidity
- EXTREME: Extremely critical risk from wind and relative humidity
- ISODRYT: Elevated risk from dry thunderstorms
- SCTDRYT: Critical risk from dry thunderstorms
Day 1 Fire Weather Outlooks: Updates daily
Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks: Updates daily
Day 3-8 Fire Weather Outlooks: Updates daily and categorical and probability maps for individual days or combined