Links and Information

Fire Weather Forecast

The Weather Channel Forecast

Fire Weather Intelligence Portal

Texas Dept. of Agriculture Burn Board

Calculate RH from air temp and dew point

Smoke Management Forecast – TCEQ Office

Fire Weather Forecast
Note: Find the forecast for your county!

Georgia Forestry Service


Southern Fire Exchange

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange


Red Flag Criteria

  • Dry lightning
  • Lightning during a dry period
  • Unusually low relative humidity
  • Strong and shifting winds with a dry cold front

Red Flag Warning – Issued when a “Red Flag” event is expected to develop within 24 hours.

A Red flag event occurs when critical weather conditions develop which could lead to extensive wildfire occurrences.

Red Flag Watch – Issued when a “Red Flag” event is expected to develop in the 12-48 hour time frame

Do not burn in a Red Flag Warning or Watch period or when a frontal boundary is expected to cross within 48 hours of the burn.