fire weather


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fire weather

[′fīr ‚weth·ər]
(meteorology)
The state of the weather with respect to its effect upon the kindling and spreading of forest fires.
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A variety of fire weather indices are currently available to forecast the potential for "extreme fire danger" across North America.
systems of wildfire danger assessment in the forest fund areas and fire weather danger assessment
PG&E is under pressure to prevent fire starts after downed power lines and other company equipment have been blamed for conflagrations that began during so-called fire weather.
And already, we're seeing quite nasty fire weather conditions."
February 2017 saw a broad region with record fire weather across central-eastern Australia.
He added that dry thunderstorms, which produce lightning but little rain, are expected for parts of the Rocky Mountain region, while the US Northwest has critical fire weather conditions that include strong winds and low relative humidity.
The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions through Saturday night, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up to 35 mph (56 kph) that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing walls of flames.
The Oklahoma Forestry Services monitors fire weather conditions daily.<br />
A number of bushfires sparked across the state of New South Wales on Saturday, with temperatures soaring above 39C in some areas as a heatwave advanced across the eastern states where the Bureau of Meteorology issued fire weather warnings.
Authorities warned severe fire weather including high temperatures and low humidity would continue to grow the fire and that control efforts would be hampered by strong Santa Ana winds.
All large wildfires burn under extreme fire weather conditions which include drought, low humidity, high temperatures and, most importantly, wind.