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PREDICTIVE SERVICES

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History 

Following the 1998 fire seasons, TFS established the Predictive Services Department as a permanently staffed unit to provide short and long-term forecasts and analysis. The program produces information and products that are utilized and the national, state and local level by firefighters, election officials and public administrators. Most of the products (daily fire danger, drought indices, fuel dryness) have been developed as automated, online and publically available resources through a partnership with the TAMU AgriLife Spatial Sciences Laboratory.
    

Assessment and Monitoring
Texas A&M Forest Service continually analyzes current and predicted weather conditions, wildfire occurrence, and the presence and availability of vegetative fuels throughout the year to maintain a continual assessment of wildfire risk at the state, regional and local level. Utilizing this information, agency staff develop daily and seasonal forecasts to assist the state and local government entities in preparing for and responding to periods of elevated fire danger or fire seasons.   


National Fire Weather - Red Flag Warnings

Daily Fire Danger Map
Daily Fire Danger Map (click for a larger image)

Daily Fire Danger Map
Forecast Fire Danger Map (click for a larger image)


Keetch-Byram Drought Index Map 
Keetch-Byram Drought Index (click for a larger image)

Burn Bans & Disaster Declarations
Burn Bans & Disaster Declarations (click for a larger image)

 

For more detailed fire danger products, please visit the Texas Interagency Coordination Center.

Quicklinks
 Texas Firestorm
 TXWRAP

 

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