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April 9-10 Wildfires
February 27, 2011 Wildfire Outbreak
February 23, 2011 Fire Weather Customers Meeting
February 16-17, 2011 Wildfires
Images of the prescribed burn at Lake Meredith on January 17th, 2010

 

Fire Weather Forecasts   

Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico
Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas

Amarillo Fire Weather Zones

Click on the image to the left to view a larger map of the WFO Amarillo Fire Weather Zones!

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Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico
Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas
County Burning Bans - Oklahoma 
County Outdoor Burning Bans - Texas
Fire Danger Rating
Day 2 Forecast Fire Danger Rating
Fire Weather Watch and Red Flag Warning Criteria
Southwest Area Operating Plan
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Texas Fire Weather Operating Plan
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Lake Meredith Prescribed Burn

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Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Western and Central Oklahoma

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Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico

Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas

Spot Forecasts  

Amarillo Spot Forecast Request and Monitoring Page
Amarillo Spot Forecast Requests
Spot Forecast Instructions
Spot Forecast Request Fax Form
- when internet spot program is down

Spot Forecast Request Form D-1
- when internet spot program is down
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20 Foot Wind to Eye Level Wind Calculator

Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico
Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas

Experimental Fire Weather Planner
Oklahoma Fire Weather Planner

NFDRS Forecasts  

Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas

 

 

 

 

Airplane dumpling slurry on a fire

NFDRS Observations  

Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
Central and Northern New Mexico Western and Central Oklahoma
South Plains of Texas

 

 

 

 

Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices   

Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles 
Central and Northern New Mexico

South Plains of Texas 

FARSITE Data  

Cedar RAWS
Bootleg RAWS
Ute Canyon RAWS
Cimarron RAWS
Cheyenne RAWS
Caprock Canyons SP RAWS
Matador RAWS
Pinon Canyon RAWS
Capulin Volcano RAWS
Mills Canyon RAWS

Amarillo ASOS
Borger ASOS
Dalhart ASOS
Guymon ASOS
Childress ASOS
Clayton NM ASOS
Springfield CO ASOS
Elkhart KS ASOS
Liberal KS ASOS
Gage OK ASOS

Observations  

Cedar RAWS - near Lake Meredith
Bootleg RAWS - near Hereford
Wheeler RAWS
Caprock Canyons State Park RAWS
Matador RAWS - near Paducah
Pinion Canyon RAWS - near Trinidad CO
Cimarron RAWS - near Elkhart KS
Mills Canyon RAWS - near Roy NM
Ute Canyon RAWS - near Campo CO
Southwest Region RAWS Current Weather
Current Weather Summary for Amarillo CWA
Oklahoma Mesonet

OK-FIRE
Texas Weather Connection
Current Conditions TX,OK
Southern Plains Current Map
Current Map - click and drag mouse over map
MesoWest - AMA WFO Amarillo, Texas
West Texas MesoNet Current Obs
Current Texas Keetch-Byram Drought Index
U.S. Drought Monitor
Palmer Drought Severity Index
Drought Monitoring
Southwest Area Dry Lightning Potential
Current and Forecast Fuel Dryness Levels
Visual Greeness Map
Relative Greeness Map
Departure from Normal Greeness Map

 

Lightning Data - courtesy of Ken Schneider 
   Recent Image Loop
SPC Fire Weather Analysis Page
Current and Recent Active Fires Map

InciWeb
Fire Detection Maps
Keetch-Byram Drought Index
Daily Texas Fire Danger Map
5-Day Average Texas Fire Danger Map
Lower Atmosphere Stability (Haines) Index
Dead Fuel Moisture Contents 
   1-Hour, <1/4" diameter fuels
   10-hour, 1/4-1" diameter fuels
   100-hour, 1-3" diameter fuels
   1000-hour, 3-8" diameter fuels
Visual Satellite Images 
   1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (loop), 6 (loop)
Infrared Satellite Images 
   1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (loop), 6 (loop)
Water Vapor Satellite Images 
   1, 2, 3, 4 (loop)
Fire Channel Satellite Image 
   1, 2, 3, 4 (loop)
OSEI Fire Events
Satellite Fire Detection Program

Energy Release Component (ERC) Seasonal Graph

IMET Resources  

NWS Southern Region IMET Page
Southwest Area Fire Weather Briefing
Texas Forest Service Wildfire Reporting System

NWS IMET Page
Global Disaster Information Service

 Fire Weather Forecasts and Outlooks  
Day 1 Fire Weather
Day 2 Fire Weather
Experimental Day 3-8 Fire Weather
Forecast Texas Fire Danger Map
Texas Forest Service Fuels
 
SPC Fire Weather Graphics
SPC Short-Range Ensemble Forecast
U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook
Long Range Temperature and Precipitation
U.S. Hazards Assessment Outlook Map
National Significant Wildland Fire Outlook
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National Significant Wildland Fire Outlook Maps
Seasonal Significant Wildland Fire
Southwest Area Fire Outlooks
Rocky Mountain Center Fire Weather Page

Day 1 Thunderstorms
Day 2 Thunderstorms
Day 3 Thunderstorms
Mesoscale Discussions

Fire Weather Customers  

Texas Forest Service
Oklahoma Forestry Services
National Park Service
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area
Southwest Area Wildland Fire Operations
Southern Area Coordination Center
Texas Interagency Coordination Center
Racher Resource Management, LLC
Texas Panhandle Prescribed Burn Association
National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC)

U.S. Forest Service Southwest Area
U.S. Forest Service - Cibola National Forest 
   Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands 
   Black Kettle and McClellan Creek NG
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Land Management - NM TX OK KS
WFAS - Wildland Fire Assessment System
National Wildfire Coordinating Group
GeoMAC Wildland Fire Support

National Fire Weather Page

Research & Training  

Meteorology Education and Training: Fire Weather
NWCG Training
Joint Fire Science Program
Public Domain Software for the Wildland Fire Community
Wildland Fire Detection using Satellite Imagery

National Wildland Fire Training
Fire in the Field
Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
Wildland Fire Safety Training
West Texas Electronic Fire Weather Page
Miscellaneous  

Relative Humidity and Dew Point Tables - requires Adobe Reader
    0-500 ASL RH Table
   501-1900 ASL RH Table
   1901-3900 ASL RH Table
   3901-6100 ASL RH Table
   6101-8500 ASL RH Table
   8501-11000 ASL RH Table
   11001-13500 ASL RH Table

RAWS Homepage - info about Remote Automated Weather Stations
Wildland Fire - wildland fire news, info, etc.
Wildfire Today - recent wildfire news and information
Wildfire - Are You Prepared?
NWS Directives - NDS 10-4 Fire Weather Services - National Weather Service policy for fire weather
PRPC-Panhandle Maps - excellent site for map of Texas panhandle
Mapquest - using latitude and longitude
International Association of Wildland Fire
The Federal Wildland Fire Service Association

 

To calculate relative humidity or other meteorological conversions, please clik  HERE

Please direct your fire Weather questions and comments to our program
leader
Ken Schneider.

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