Fire Danger Rating Area
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Select an FDRA:
Use this tool to view a summary of forecasted weather and fire danger conditions over the next 7 days for Fire Danger Rating Areas across North Carolina.

Tool Summary:

The forecast matrix was created using standard NFDRS and weather forecast data:
  • Weather conditions and NFDRS outputs are forecasted over the next 7 days by NWS for SIG stations in each FDRA.
  • Weather variable ranges and breakpoints were defined by FDRA stakeholders and relate to Pocket Card notes.
  • Maximum temperatures in the Critical range are color-coded with shades of red to help visually distinguish daily variations. The brightest red color corresponds to temperatures of 100°F or greater.
Fire danger forecast indices and component values are grouped into three categories based on historical percentiles, assessed using the FF+ All Days filter through 2021:
  • Low to Moderate (0 to 74th percentile); shown in
    blue-green
  • High (75th to 89th percentile); shown in
    yellow
  • Very High to Extreme (90th+ percentile); shown in
    red
    and labeled as Critical
Dead fuel moisture forecast values are grouped into three categories based on historical percentiles, assessed using the FF+ All Days filter through 2021:
  • Low to Moderate (26th to 100th percentile); shown in
    blue-green
  • High (11th to 25th percentile); shown in
    yellow
  • Very High to Extreme (0 to 10th percentile); shown in
    red
    and labeled as Critical
Other Notes:
  • Read the key and notes for each FDRA, included on the outlook matrix page.
  • Forecasts are variable and can change significantly over a forecast cycle and across the landscape.
  • This is another tool for gaining better situational awareness, and should be used for general planning purposes only.
  • The outlook matrix is refreshed when an FDRA is selected, using the most recent forecast data available at that time. The 7th day may drop off or display partial data prior to the afternoon/evening forecast update.
  • Daily updates to NFDRS forecasts occur around 1530 daily, while general weather forecasts are updated around 1730 daily.
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