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PREPAREDNESS LEVEL


 


 

1. FIRE WEATHER

A. SWCC PREDICTIVE SERVICES

DAILY FIRE POTENTIAL


Day 1


SWCC Predictive Service's "Daily Fire Weather Discussion and Fuels Potential" provided via the SWCC Predictive Service's 7-Day Fire Potential Outlook.

B. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE


WARNINGS/WATCHES/ADVISORY DATA PROVIDED BY: National Weather Service
Southwest Map   |  Arizona  |  New Mexico
FW Zone Maps:  Arizona  |  New Mexico

SOUTHWEST OFFICES
LAS VEGAS
Energy Release Component (ERC) Potential
Website  |  Forecast
FLAGSTAFF
ERC Chart - Arizona
Website  |  Forecast
PHOENIX
ERC Chart - New Mexico
Website  |  Forecast
TUCSON
ERC Chart - Southwest Area
Website  |  Forecast
ALBUQUERQUE
ERC Chart - Arizona
Website  |  Forecast
EL PASO
ERC Chart - New Mexico
Website  |  Forecast
AMARILLO
ERC Chart - Southwest Area
Website  |  Forecast
LUBBOCK
ERC Chart - New Mexico
Website  |  Forecast
MIDLAND
Energy Release Component (ERC) Potential
Website  |  Forecast

C. LIGHTNING & PRECIPITATION


Lightning data are provided by the NIFC - Enterprise Geospatial Portal (EGP) and covers the past 24-hour period.
Precipitation data are averages for each PSA.  The data are provided by the MesoWest (Univ. of Utah) website and covers the past 24-48 hour period.

 


 

2. DROUGHT

A. BY STATE


National / State Drought Maps are updated once per week.
The table above indicates the percentage of the respective States current drought status compared to one-year ago.
Drought data are provided via the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

 


 

3. FUEL MOISTURE

A. DEAD FUEL MOISTURE


Dead Fuel Moisture data are acquired daily via the National Weather Information System (WIMS) and the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS).
There are five categories for which the fuels are determined to be within: 
Wet >=15%; Moist = 8.1% - 15%; Dry - 5.1% - 8.0%; Very Dry = 3.1% - 5.0%; Extremely Dry <=3.0%.

B. LIVE FUEL MOISTURE


Live Fuel Moisture data are acquired via the National Fuel Moisture Database (NFMD).

C. FUELS AND FIRE BEHAVIOR ADVISORIES

 


Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisories are provide by the National Predictive Services webpage.

 


 

4. FIRE DANGER

A. RAWS / WIMS ADJECTIVE READINGS (BY PSA)


RAWS / WIMS Adjective Readings (By PSA) are downloaded via the National Weather Information System (WIMS) for Arizona and New Mexico to build the following table.
There are eight categories for which the fuels are determined to be within: 
Low, Low to Moderate, Moderate, Moderate to High, High, High to Very High, Very High, Very High to Extreme.

B. WFAS FIRE DANGER OBSERVATIONS


WFAS Fire Danger Observations and forecast map are provided by the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS).
Observations are transformed locally and give values based on
Low, Low to Moderate, Moderate, Moderate to High, High, High to Very High, Very High, Very High to Extreme.

C. ENERGY RELEASE COMPONENT (ERC) CHARTS



ARIZONA
NEW MEXICO
/ WEST TEXAS

ERC Charts are produced daily using a 3-Day Moving Average for Arizona and New Mexico.┬áSelected fire weather stations are used in creating the State ERC Charts.  PSA charts are created using available stations within the respective PSA.

D. SW DISPATCH CENTER FIRE DANGER REPORTING


SWA Dispatch Center Fire Danger Report data are provided by the SIT209 application.
Center's above with an " * " have not provided a report within the past 7-day period.

 


 

5. FIRE RESTRICTIONS

A. FIRE RESTRICTIONS (BY STATE)


 

 


 

6. MOBILIZATION OUTLOOK

A. SW 7-Day Resource Mobilization Potential

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