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Texas Fire Weather Operating Plan

FY 2001-02

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction


  2. General Information
    1. National Weather Service Organization
    2. Coordination and Dissemination

  3. Forecasts Products Issued by the National Weather Service
    1. Routine Fire Weather Forecasts
    2. Red Flag Program
      1. Criteria
      2. Fire Weather Watch
      3. Red Flag Warning
    3. Spot Forecasts
    4. Hazardous Weather Outlooks

  4. Weather Parameters Used in NWS Products
    1. Weather Trends and Changes
      1. Wind, humidity and boundary interaction
      2. Precipitation and thunderstorms
      3. Sky Condition
      4. Other weather phenomena
    2. Winds
      1. 20-foot winds
      2. Eye-level winds
      3. Transport winds / ventilation index
    3. Relative Humidity
    4. Lightning Activity Level
    5. Haines Index
    6. Inversion Burn-off

  5. Special Services
    1. On-Site Services (IMET / ATMU)
    2. Training

  6. NWS Weather Forecast Offices
    1. Amarillo
    2. Austin / San Antonio
    3. Brownsville
    4. Corpus Christi
    5. El Paso
    6. Fort Worth
    7. Houston
    8. Lake Charles, LA
    9. Lubbock
    10. Midland
    11. Oklahoma City, OK
    12. San Angelo
    13. Shreveport, LA

  7. Appendices
    1. Glossary of Fire Weather Terms
    2. Texas RAWS / FTS Stations (map w/ legend) (under construction)
    3. Sample Narrative and Tabular Fire Weather Forecast Formats
    4. Sample Form D-1
    5. National Agreement
    6. Internet Links

National Weather Service
Southern Region Headquarters
819 Taylor St. Room 10A46
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
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