1. FIRE WEATHER
A. SWCC PREDICTIVE SERVICES
B. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
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.
A. BY STATE
National/State drought conditions 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
C. FUELS AND FIRE BEHAVIOR ADVISORIES
Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisories are provide by the National Predictive Services webpage.
4. FIRE DANGER
A. ADJECTIVE READINGS BY PSA
B. WFAS FIRE DANGER OBSERVATIONS
Observed and forecast fire danger graphics is provided by the Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS).
C. ENERGY RELEASE COMPONENT (ERC) CHARTS
ERC Charts are produced daily using a 3-day moving average for Arizona and New Mexico.
Selected fire weather stations are used and can be found via the SWCC website.
5. FIRE RESTRICTIONS
A. BY STATE
6. MOBILIZATION POTENTIAL
Using data provided from this report and other sources, the Southwest Anticipated Resouce Demand (SWARD) product was developed to provide fire managers a general overview of potential demand for resource mobilization by Predictive Services Areas (PSA). The output takes into account the SWCC 7-Day Fire Potential Outlook (primary driver) and enhances it with historical analysis of initial attack, IMT & IHC assignment history, daily lightning and precipitation, fire risk, and fire restrictions. The result is a Mobilization Level ranging from 1 to 4, with 4 being potential long term, heavy mobilization incidents.