Forecasting/Nowcasting Links and Situational Awareness for FIREX-AQ 2019

Summary of Advance Planning:

The USFS provides a fire outlook (up to a week in detail and 8-14 days in general) for each Geographic Coordination Center ( The Boise region (aka “Great Basin” on map in previous link) outlook is posted on-line with a host of other fuels and weather info here:

The forecasters provide contact info (4 emails at end of video) if anyone wants to reach out to them.

Rough priority for monitoring active fires:

1. Smoke is usually visible in GOES imagery (see satellite links below):

2. For the first official stats on a new fire (size, suppression or not) the GACC website for the appropriate region can be clicked on here, and then you find the fires on a prominently displayed zoomable map: (This site tends to give similar info as the GACCs all on one national, zoomable, topo map which is nice, but the GACC page will have contact phone numbers in case you want to call about the possibility of sampling,

3. After a few days, when a fire and it's management are well established, it is often described in pretty good detail (including the outlook and POC) on inciweb: (except some California fires managed by Calfire:

4. General updates on Canadian fires, forecasts:

Forecasting and Nowcasting Links

Satellite Imagery (General):

Model Data (NWP):

Analysis & Observation Data (Meteorology):

Radar Data:

Lightning Strike Data:

Miscellaneous Weather:

Fire Weather Indices:

Fire Weather Outlooks:

Fire Perimeters, Incident Information, and Satellite Fire Detections:

Information on Canadian Wildfires:

PyroCb Information:

Web Cameras:

Aerosol and Chemistry Model Output:

Air Quality/PM data:

AOD Data:

Lidar Data:

Satellite Overpass Predictor/Maps:

Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs):

FIREX-AQ ground sites:

FIREX.kmz (POC = Brent Holben,