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Detailed point weather forecasts: how to get them when you need them

Author(s): Alan J. Long, Annie Oxarart
Year Published: 2011

Detailed point weather forecasts are a critical component of fire management planning. Accurate hour-by-hour forecasts for your exact location are valuable when you are preparing to ignite a prescribed burn and want to compare your prescription with actual conditions. They also provide important weather documentation for your files. They are equally important when you plan suppression strategies for an ongoing wildfire, organize mopup or contingency forces, or decide where to take the kids fishing tomorrow. Precise weather forecasts help you plan for critical changes and thresholds in relative humidity, wind direction, temperature, and other key weather parameters.

Citation: Long, Alan J.; Oxarart, Annie. 2011. Detailed point weather forecasts: how to get them when you need them. Joint Fire Science Program; Southern Fire Exchange Fact Sheet 2011-1. 2 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Weather
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 12441
FRAMES RCS number: 15723
Record updated: Jun 14, 2018