The Current Fire Weather Conditions map displays the values of some of the most important variables to wildland fire behavior: relative humidity, wind, and temperature. Mesonet stations are represented by solid dots on the map. The following variables are displayed:
- Air Temperature at 30 ft (9 m) in degrees F (upper left of station dot in red)
- Relative Humidity at 5 ft (1.5 m) in % (lower left of station dot in green)
- Average Wind at 33 ft (10 m) in mph -- A wind barb system is used. A half barb along the staff represents 5 mph; a full barb, 10 mph; and a flag, 50 mph. One adds them up to get the total average wind speed. Winds blow in a direction along the staff from the barbed end to the station dot. Calm winds are depicted by an open circle around the station dot.
- Wind Gusts at 33 ft (10 m) in mph (upper right of station dot in purple). Wind gusts are only shown for gusts >= 20 mph; they are depicted by "Gnn", where nn is the wind gust speed.
This map is updated every 5 minutes.