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Southwest U.S

Northwest U.S

Floater Region

The SPC is generating short-term model graphics and current analysis graphics containing weather parameters commonly used for fire weather forecasting. These plots can be overlayed onto either a satellite image depicting active fires, or a land-use image. Two of the regions will stay set over the western U.S., the third "floater region" will be set by the SPC fire weather forecaster based on areas described in the Day 1 or Day 2 Fire Weather Outlooks.

The forecast fields are calculated from the latest available Nam Model. The objective analysis (SPC OA) data are produced from a 2-pass Barnes objective analysis using the latest available hourly surface data and RAP (Rapid Refresh) forecast.

The current weather fields will update hourly throughout the day and can be used to compare or verify the short-term model forecasts and outlooks over areas of concern. This type of mesoscale information will primarily assist the forecaster with a need to quickly ascertain fire weather conditions during the afternoon and evening hours of the Day 1 period.

Current Day1 Fire Weather Outlook i
Storm Prediction Center

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Objective analysis of surface data maintained by Phillip Bothwell