Fire Danger and Fire Weather Records

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The National Weather Service (formerly Weather Bureau) and Forest Service developed a program to track meteorological conditions conducive to forest fires, resulting in the ability to forecast and issue fire warnings and watches in national forests around the country. The primary variables captured included wet- and dry-bulb temperature along with wind direction and speed. These along with other basic meteorological observations enabled rangers to predict the likelihood of fires and establish either a Burning or Spread Index to track when and where forest fires were likely to occur. The archive no longer receives these analog observational forms.

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Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) []
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 24, 2017
Metadata Created Date June 20, 2016
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) []
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source., NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Bbox East Long -66.0
Bbox North Lat 72.0
Bbox South Lat 18.0
Bbox West Long 172.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Sample form
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Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01205
Harvest Object Id 8bf984d4-ef67-414a-9535-af4c1f1ed8f0
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress historicalArchive
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1907-01-01
Temporal Extent End 1986-12-31

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