Links and Information

Fire Weather Forecast
http://fire.boi.noaa.gov/

The Weather Channel Forecast
www.weather.com

Fire Weather Intelligence Portal
http://climate.ncsu.edu/fwip/

Texas Dept. of Agriculture Burn Board
http://www.agr.state.tx.us/pesticide/burnboard/pes-pbbmain.htm

Calculate RH from air temp and dew point
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/bmx/tables/metcal_jave.html

Smoke Management Forecast – TCEQ Office
1-512-239-1804
1-512-239-1379

Fire Weather Forecast
http://fire.boi.noaa.gov/
Note: Find the forecast for your county!

Georgia Forestry Service
http://weather.gfc.state.ga.us/

eFire
https://efire.cnr.ncsu.edu/efire/

Southern Fire Exchange
http://www.southernfireexchange.org/

Great Plains Fire Science Exchange
http://www.southernfireexchange.org/

 

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.