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Providing meteorological support to wildland fire management agencies for the protection of life and property.


Latest Fire Weather Products issued by our office:


Additional Forecast and Fire Weather Outlooks:

Weather Activity Planner (Interactive Forecast)

Today's National Fire Weather Outlook

Tomorrow's National Fire Weather Outlook

National Fire Weather Extended Outlook (3 to 8 days from now)


Weather is one of the most significant factors in determining the severity of wildland fires.  Weather elements such as wind speed, temperature, and relative humidity directly impact the rate and intensity of a fire.  Below are maps of fuels and drought indices that show the amount of moisture across the U.S.,along with maps of observed precipitation. 


Fuels and Drought Indices

10 hour dead fuel moisture
10 hour dead fuel moisture
10 hour dead fuel moisture forecast
10 hour dead fuel moisture forecast
Regional RAWS Sites
Energy Return Component, Burning Index, and Severe Fire Danger Index
Illinois Drought Monitor
U.S. Drought Monitor
Palmer Drought Index
Palmer Drought Index




Precipitation last 24 hours, from Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 24 Hours 

Precipitation last 7 days, from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 7 Days

Precipitation last 30 days, from the Midwestern Regional Climate Center
Last 30 Days



Wildland Fires and Other Links:

National Weather Service Fire Weather Page

National Fire Weather Outlooks - SPC

Incident Management Situation Report

WFAS - Wildland Fire Assessment System

National Interagency Fire Center

Eastern Area Coordination Center

Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin

USDA Forest Service - Fire and Aviation Management

US Fish & Wildlife Service - Illinois River National Wildlife & Fish Refuges

USDA Forest Service - Eastern Region

National Park Service

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

National Weather Service Central Illinois Annual Operating Plan


Spot Forecast Requests:
Spot Fire Weather Forecasts are non-routine specific point forecasts prepared for any legitimate Federal, State, County, or municipal government agency for a prescribed fire or wildland fire that has the potential of affecting life and property.

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