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Fire Weather and Fuel Conditions

Fire Weather and Fuel Condition Criteria

OFS utilizes information from a variety of sources including the National Weather Service, the Southern Area Coordination Center and the National Interagency Fire Center.  The data includes wildland fire occurrence, current conditions and forecast conditions.

Click on the links below to see some of the inputs
 our foresters use when analyzing Oklahoma's fire danger.
  


 

 

Current Weather Conditions:    Oklahoma Mesonet 
US Drought Monitor:    Current Map 
Palmer Drought Severity Index:    Current Map 
Keetch-Bryam Drought Index:    Current Map 
Fuel Moisture:    1-hr Dead Fuel Moisture 
    10-hr Dead Fuel Moisture 
    100-hr Dead Fuel Moisture 
    1000-hr Dead Fuel Moisture 
Burn Index:    Current Map
Spread Component:    Current Map 
Energy Release Component:    Current Map 
Ignition Component:    Current Map 
Climate Prediction Center:    6-10 Day Outlook 
    8-14 Day Outlook 
    30 and 90 Day Outlook 
National Weather Service:    NWS Homepage 
    Hydrometerological Prediction 1-5 Day Forecast 

 

 Read "Megafires on the Southern Great Plains," which was published in the Journal of Operational Meteorology. The article is based on an in-depth analysis of the fire environment in advance of and during megafire occurrence (those fires >100,000 acres) that have occurred on the Southern Great Plains from 2006-2018, including Oklahoma fires Anderson Creek, Starbuck and Rhea. The article was the result of the ongoing efforts of Oklahoma Forestry Services, Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Weather Service to partner in analyzing the predictability of critical fire environments to improve preparedness actions and communications with cooperators in advance of potential significant fire occurrence.