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SW FIRE ENVIRONMENT REPORT

PREPAREDNESS LEVEL

SUMMARY


1. FIRE WEATHER

A. SWCC PREDICTIVE SERVICES

7-Day Outlook  |  PDF

SWCC Fire Weather Discussion and Fuels Potential are acquired via the daily SWCC Predictive Service's 7-Day Product.

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 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

Live fuel moisture data is 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. ADJECTIVE READINGS BY PSA

 

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

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.

D. SW DISPATCH CENTER FIRE DANGER REPORTING

Current fire danger data above are provided by the FAMWEB - National Sit Report application (i.e. input provided by the local dispatch center).
Center's with an " * " have not provided a report for the past 7-day period.


 

5. FIRE RESTRICTIONS

A. BY STATE


6. MOBILIZATION POTENTIAL

Full 7-Day Fire Potential Outlook and 7-Day SWARD Report

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.

SWCC Fire Environment Report (PDF Version)

The SWCC Fire Environment Report (SWFER) is produced daily throughout the year by the SWCC Intelligence Section.