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The information on this WEBSITE operates on a U.S. Government computer system.  It is monitored to ensure proper operation, to verify the functioning of applicable security features, and for other like purposes. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information: to defeat or circumvent security features; or to utilize this system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited.

The SWCC welcomes your suggestions on how to improve our website and to correct any errors that may be found.  Please send them to our Website Manager.

The Southwest Coordination Center website is designed to serve as a source of fire intelligence and information primarily for the wildland fire community in the Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and the nation as deemed necessary.

The SWCC website IS NOT a "real-time" website, nor is it designed to be an "incident-specific" website.  Although we strive to update the products and services on our site as timely as possible, time constraints, staffing, and emerging activity will sometimes preclude this from happening.  The SWCC website does provide information on large fires that occur within the Southwest Area, but it is not the "official" website for any individual fire.  If you would like immediate or additional information about a particular fire, please contact the unit in which the incident is occurring. 

The SWCC provides no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability, timeliness, or completeness of the information furnished.

Links on the website that have a blue button are maintained by the Southwest Coordination Center.   Various components of the website are updated throughout the day from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. depending on the Preparedness Level for the Southwest Area: 

  • Preparedness Level 1; Minimal Updates
  • Preparedness Level 2; Monday - Friday
  • Preparedness Level 3; Monday - Friday; and Saturday - Sunday, as staffing and activity warrants
  • Preparedness Level 4 & 5; Monday - Sunday

Links on the web site that have an orange button are not maintained by Southwest Coordination Center.  These sites are maintained by other organizations, including government, commercial, educational, and non-profit organizations. Please note that the SWCC does not control these websites and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the information provided.

PREDICTIVE SERVICES - Fire Weather / Fire Danger Outlooks

The Predictive Services Unit at the SWCC utilizes the most recent data available to produce daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonal Fire Weather / Fire Danger Outlooks.  The intent of the Outlooks are to provide fire managers with as much detailed information as possible to assist them in being prepared for the forthcoming period.  Although the Unit adheres to a policy of being as accurate as possible in their Outlooks, the variability in weather can change over a course of time causing the possibility of mis-calculations.  Therefore, use of these products is at your discretion.