Fire Weather & Danger

Smoke paints the sky eerie hues and shrouds the sun, Wrangell-St. Elias NP Chakina Fire, 2009
Smoke paints the sky eerie hues and shrouds the sun, Wrangell-St. Elias NP Chakina Fire, 2009

Every part of the country has a Predictive Services group that provides information about fire weather and forest fuels to wildland fire decision-makers. Commonly referred to as "decision support services," this information is provided by fire analysts and fire weather forecasters. Together, these people get the latest and most accurate fire weather, fuels, and fire behavior and fire danger information and give the data to fire managers and firefighters in the field. This data is used to best position resources and to ensure personnel safety. In Alaska, two meteorologists share the fire weather program manager job; this allows 7-day coverage throughout the summer (May through August) to provide daily briefings and decision-making tools to the wildland fire community. Below are a number of links to these tools.

Links

Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, Fire Weather Briefing PODCAST
7-Day Fire Potential
Fire Weather
Fuels and Fire Danger
Air Quality
Outlooks

Last updated: August 7, 2017