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|
|Fire Weather Forecast|
Read “Megafires on the Southern Great Plains,” which was originally published in the Journal of Operational Meteorology. It is based on an in-depth analysis of the fire environment in advance of and during megafire occurrences on the Southern Great Plains from 2006-2018, including the Anderson Creek, Starbuck and Rhea fires in Oklahoma. The article was the result of the ongoing efforts of Oklahoma Forestry Services, Texas A&M Forest Service and the National Weather Service.