Operational 7-Day Weather Forecasts for Fire Managers & Air Resource Advisors

RMC is working to deliver operational (real-time) 5-km resolution 3-D weather forecast fields going out to 7 days for ConUS using the WRF mesoscale model. RMC is currently producing 4-day fire-weather forecasts at 4-km resolution for ConUS that are updated 3 times a day.

This operational product will be augmented with a high-resolution 7-day forecast and WRF output data files and will be shared with and used in real time by & FS Atmospheric Scientist Bret Anderson for producing daily air quality assessments over ConUS. Other uses include air-resource and fire-management professionals from all land-management Agencies.