Critical Fire Weather Patterns

Critical Fire Weather Patterns
  • Define a critical fire weather pattern and the elements that make a fire weather pattern critical
  • Describe critical fire weather patterns relevant to their geographic locations and seasonality
  • Recognize that critical weather patterns can affect an area even when individual weather elements don’t meet watch, warning, or other fire criteria
  • Evaluate the potential for a critical fire situation based on the alignment of weather patterns at varying time and spatial scales in conjunction with drought or other factors within the environment
  • List best practices for describing and communicating critical fire weather situations and their potential magnitude and impacts
  • List forecast techniques and tools that can be used to identify the potential of critical fire weather patterns
  • List ways to share emerging critical fire weather patterns with others.
  • Use consistent language about critical fire weather patterns to proactively communicate with forecasters, partners and stakeholders including other offices, Regional/National Centers, IMETs, and Geographic Area Coordination Center Meteorologists.