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SR Fire Weather LogoWelcome to the Southern Region Fire Weather Web Page. Thanks for landing here. Your insight and input to improve this site is welcomed. Southern Region IMETS can use this minimal graphic version.

Paul Witsaman
Southern Region Fire Weather Meteorologist
Ph: 817.978.1100 x116

 SR Forecast Office Support  
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Fire Weather Directives
NDS 10-4 Fire Weather Services
Map of Local NWS Fire Weather Forecast Zones

Operation Plans:
Texas Fire Weather: PDF
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New! Backup Spot Forecast Form (pdf)
Introduction to Fire Behavior
 Fire Weather Danger Assessment  
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Incident Management Situation Report (PDF Format)
Southern Area Morning Report (PDF Format)
Satellite Fire Analysis
Fire Weather Outlook (SPC): Day 1 | Day 2
Fire Danger Class (NIFC): Day 1 | Day 2
Fire Potiential (NIFC): Day 1 | Day 2 | About the maps
U.S. Drought Monitor
U.S. Threat Assement
Drought Impacts in the US
Drought Index Maps
NOAA's Drought Information Center
Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination Group
Weekly Precipitation Map
Lightning Ignition Efficiency Map

Fuel Moisture
Live (Greenness Maps) Dead
Visual Greenness 10-Hour, 1/2" Fuels
Relative Greenness 100-Hour, 1-3" Fuels
Departure From Normal 1000-Hour, 3-6" Fuels
Experimental Live Moisture  
About Greenness Maps About Dead Fuel Moisture
Crop Moisture Index

 Current Weather  
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Current Convective Watches
Current Watches, Warnings, Advisories
Current Mesoscale Discussions
Active Specials and Warnings

Current Observations...
Regional plots | Java-based Map | Surface Observations
Javascript Composite Map of Latest Conditions
SPC Experimental Analyses (Svr Wx Sector) | Florida
Surface Meteograms (Unisys)

Upper Air...
Analysis (SPC)
Plot sounding from MAPS/RUC Analyses/Forecasts

From UCAR or Unysis

From UCAR or Texas A&M
Satellite Imagery...
UCAR Satellite Imagery/Animation
Latest GOES-E Infrared | Visible
National Visual Satellite Image (UCAR) Texas (TNRCC)
High Density Wind: Infrared, Water Vapor
GOES: Sounding Fields | Derived Product Images | SKEW-T's

Local Radars | National View
Java-based National Loop | Radar Summary Chart (.tif file)

 Future Weather  
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SPC Convective Outlook: Day 1 | Day 2
Surface Forecast Maps...
12 hr | 24 hr | 36 hr | 48 hr
Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7
Extended Forecast Discussion
LAMP (Real Time Analysis and Forecast Products)
22 km Eta Precipitation Type Loop
Mesoscale Models: CAPS
Graphical MOS: AVN, NGM, MRF

Metograms: NAM | RUC

Fire Weather Graphics (SPC)
HPC Gaphics
Temperature Forecasts
Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Max Max Max Max Max
Min Min Min Min Min
Day 1 0-6hr 6-12hr 12-18hr 18-24hr
Day 2 24-30hr 30-36hr 36-42hr 42-48hr
Day 3 48-54hr 54-60hr 60-66hr 66-72hr
Days 4-5  
PoP Forecast
Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7
Additional Models and Sources
GFS Navy SPC Unisys Ohio St. U Wisc. IGES  
Canadian Canada              
ECMWF     Unisys Ohio St.        
ETA   SPC Unisys Ohio St. U Wisc. IGES  
MM5 NSSL         NASA Penn St. UCAR
MRF     Unisys Ohio St. U Wisc. IGES  
NGM     Unisys Ohio St. U Wisc.    
RUC FSL              
UKMET U of Wy.      
COAMPS Navy      

 Additional Links  
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National Fire Weather Page
Southwest Coordination Center (For New Mexico)
Southern Area Coordination Center (remainder for NWS SR)
Florida Forest Protection Bureau
Oklahoma Forestry Service
Oklahoma Forestry Service Wildfire Danger Information
Texas Forest Service
Texas Forest Service Wildfire Danger Report
Heat Index Chart
Wind Speed Conversion Table
Naval Observatory: Sunrise/Set | Time Service

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Page last modified: November 17, 2005
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