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For information on fire and fuels intelligence, contact:
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Fire and fuels intelligence

Great Lakes Surface Weather and Fire Indices web site
Great Lakes Surface Weather and Fire Indices

The Great Lakes Forest Fire Compact (GLFFC) members developed the Great Lakes Fire and Fuels [exit DNR] site in conjunction with the University of Utah/MesoWest. This site was created to provide a comprehensive fire danger rating system, using the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System (CFFDRS) and National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS), which will better assist the fire fighters and fire managers with fire planning on a day to day basis. The system provides both tabular and geographical displays to give the user a true picture of current and forecasted conditions using point and gridded data.

Fire weather forecasts

At 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day, the National Weather Service releases a fire weather forecast. Find your county listed below to see the latest fire weather forecast for your area.

  • Northwest Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer and Washburn.
  • Northeast Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Florence, Forest, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood.
  • West Central Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk and St. Croix.
  • Southwest & Northcentral Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon, Clark, Taylor, Adams and Juneau.
  • Southeast Wisconsin [exit DNR]
    Counties: Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha.

In addition to fire weather forecasts, many other sources of weather and forest-fuel related information exist that can help firefighters prepare for and predict what fire behavior to expected on a given day. The Northland Fire weather page [exit DNR] contains links to some of these resources, as well as long-term forecasts for Wisconsin.

Last revised: Monday August 07 2017