Area Fire Weather Forecasts
Current Fire Weather Forecasts and current National Fire Danger Ratings by GFC Areas.
Maps - Observation and Forecast maps for Georgia. Variables include KBDI, last 24 hour rainfall, fire danger, mixing height and low visibility risk index.
Graphs - Observations at the 19 GFC weather stations for the last week, last 4 weeks and las year.
Current Hourly Weather Data at RAWS - Current Hourly Weather Data at GOES-RAWS in Georgia
Current Fire Danger Ratings - Current National Fire Danger Ratings at GFC and co-operators' weather stations.
Forecast Fire Danger Ratings - Forecast National Fire Danger Ratings at GFC and co-operators' weather stations for tomorrow.
Fire Danger at UGA stations - Current National Fire Danger Ratings at UGA weather stations
Current Air Quality Monitor Readings - from GA EPD (Environmental Protection Department)
Current Air Quality Forecast for Georgia Counties - from GA EPD (Environmental Protection Department) and other agencies
Real-time Lightning Data
Weather Graphics from NOAAPORT/LEADS system Weather graphics generated by NOAAPORT/LEADS system
Wildland Fire Assessement System (WFAS) by USFS - National Fire Danger Map based on Weather Information Management System(WIMS)
GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency) Maps/Apps and Information Portal - with Current Weather Maps/Decision Tools.
Related Links - Links that are relevant to weather and fire weather.
Google-based V-smoke Application developed by Scott Goodrick of USFS Athens and modified by the Georgia Forestry Commission.
Simple Smoke Plotter hosted by Southern Fire Exchange, developed by Southern High Resolution Modeling Consortium
National Weather Service Weather Activity Planner for area surrounding: Peachtree City, GA Tallahassee, FL Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Greenville/Spartaburg, SC
Prescribed Fire Climatology - A program to calculate the frequency by month, of consecutive hours when all weather prescription variables are within range.
Current Weather - Current Weather at NWS stations.
Climate Outlook - Climate outlook for the next 6 months. This information came from National Center of Climate Prediction (NCEP).
Fire Potential Outlook for next 3 months from Predictive Services of NIFC (National Interagency Fire Center)
NFDRS Indices Interpretation - A brief explanation to National Fire Danger Rating System indices as used in Georgia Forestry Commission.
Weather Forecast Interpretation - A brief explanation to the indices and variables used in the legacy Weather Forecasts issued by Georgia Forestry Commission.
Fire Report Wx - Fire Danger Ratings information needed for internal GFC fire reports for the last 5 weeks.
Climate Data - Archives of weather data collected at the 19 GFC weather stations across the State
Search Weather Forecasts - Search Archives of district weather forecasts issued by GFC.
Charles Bailey of GFC developed a smoke plotter that can be overlaid on Google Earth with this legend.
Once they are loaded into Google Earth, you can "right-click" on "SmokePlotterHollow", and then click "Properties". Then, you can move the smoke plotter around by clicking on the Center Cross. You can turn the plotter by clicking on the Diamond near the center of the "V". The contours lines are 0.5, 1.0, 1.25, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, 5.0, 7.5, 10, 20 and 30 miles from the origin. This Zip file contains both the smoke plotter and the legend. Instruction Video by Charles Bailey
Beginning in Oct 2011, NWS can run HySplit. Click here for details.
Spot Weather Forecast link from NWS here
General Information about Fire Weather System
Photo Gallery of GFC Weather Station Network
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Meteorologist Dan Chan.
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