Interagency Predictive Services

Interagency Predictive Services

During the active fire season, the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) and each geographic area predictive service office is staffed seven days a week to support the assessment needs of fire program managers, incident personnel, and groups coordinating regional fire management resources.

Map of US Geographic Areas. Each Geographic Area includes a predictive services unit that assesses area conditions and produces outlook products.

All the geographic area predictive service products can be referenced from the National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) outlooks page.

A National 7-Day Significant Fire Potential Outlook is produced each day.

Example 7-day Significant Fire Potential Outlook product. These are produced daily and provide an outlook for the next 7 days.

This 7-day outlook also includes forecasts for the weather elements, fuel moistures, and fire danger indices that are used to produce these potential classifications. These 7-day forecasts represent averages for areas defined by the geographic area to be climatologically distinct.

Other standard products include daily, monthly, and seasonal assessments. Several produce multi-media briefings that can be linked from the outlooks page.

Page Last Modified / Reviewed: 
2019-03-12