Forecast National Fire Danger Rating System indexes

Forecast for 13:00 2016-08-24

**Local agency personnel should contact MIFC Fire Intelligence if errors or omissions are observed.**

Station WS Woody FM Herb. FM 1-Hr FM 10-Hr FM 100-Hr FM 1000-Hr FM MSGC IC SC ERC BI SL Rating
Agassiz 14 145 132 9 11 16 19 7G1P3 17 9 26 37 5 High
7L1P3 22 84 2 35 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 18 20 29 56 3 Moderate
Badoura 11 141 103 7 11 15 18 7G1P3 21 8 29 37 5 Very High
7J1P3 25 17 117 99 3 Moderate
7L1P3 14 23 1 12 2 Low
7Q1P3 16 10 26 39 3 Moderate
Baudette 10 132 87 8 11 15 17 7G1P3 16 8 30 37 5 High
7J1P3 18 14 113 90 4 Moderate
7L1P3 14 35 1 18 2 Low
7Q1P3 14 11 26 41 3 Moderate
Bigstone 14 153 112 7 11 16 20 7G1P3 23 10 25 38 5 Very High
7L1P3 5 3 0 4 1 Low
Brainerd 11 150 129 8 11 15 19 7E1P3 20 7 14 24 2 Low
7G1P3 19 7 26 33 5 High
7L1P3 4 2 0 2 1 Low
7Q1P3 11 5 23 27 3 Moderate
Camp Ripley/Little Falls 10 159 125 8 12 16 20 7G1P3 16 6 23 29 5 High
7J1P3 21 15 102 87 3 Moderate
7L1P3 3 2 0 2 1 Low
7Q1P3 10 4 21 25 3 Moderate
Station WS Woody FM Herb. FM 1-Hr FM 10-Hr FM 100-Hr FM 1000-Hr FM MSGC IC SC ERC BI SL Rating
Carlos Avery 9 170 127 9 12 17 22 7G1P3 11 5 19 24 5 High
7L1P3 2 2 0 2 1 Low
7N1P3 10 21 11 37 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 7 4 19 21 3 Moderate
Cass Lake 11 142 104 7 11 15 19 7C1P3 14 4 4 11 5 High
7G1P3 21 8 28 36 2 Moderate
7N1P3 21 42 15 58 5 Very High
7Q1P3 16 9 25 37 2 Low
Detroit Lakes 13 147 101 8 9 14 19 7G1P3 20 10 28 39 5 Very High
7L1P3 25 89 3 38 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 20 19 32 57 4 High
Ely 8 137 118 9 12 15 18 7G1P3 13 5 29 29 3 Moderate
7I1P3 16 17 186 122 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 8 4 23 24 2 Low
Hibbing 10 141 105 8 12 16 18 7G1P3 16 7 27 33 5 High
7J1P3 20 15 108 89 3 Moderate
7L1P3 5 5 1 4 1 Low
7Q1P3 11 6 23 30 3 Moderate
Kittson 15 130 95 8 11 14 17 7E1P3 23 13 15 34 3 Moderate
7G1P3 20 12 31 46 5 Very High
7L1P3 13 33 1 15 2 Low
7Q1P3 17 17 27 50 3 Moderate
Station WS Woody FM Herb. FM 1-Hr FM 10-Hr FM 100-Hr FM 1000-Hr FM MSGC IC SC ERC BI SL Rating
Litchfield 9 168 149 9 12 17 22 7G1P3 12 5 20 24 5 High
7L1P3 3 2 0 2 1 Low
7N1P3 12 24 12 40 2 Low
MN Valley 9 179 127 9 13 18 23 7E1P3 12 5 12 19 3 Moderate
7G1P3 11 5 17 23 5 High
7N1P3 9 18 11 34 2 Low
7Q1P3 7 4 18 20 3 Moderate
Moose Lake 10 162 132 9 12 17 21 7E1P3 13 5 12 21 2 Low
7G1P3 12 6 21 27 5 High
7L1P3 2 2 0 2 1 Low
7Q1P3 7 4 19 23 3 Moderate
Mora 9 167 137 9 12 17 21 7G1P3 12 5 20 25 5 High
7L1P3 3 2 0 2 1 Low
7Q1P3 8 4 20 22 3 Moderate
Redstn 12 151 112 8 11 16 20 7G1P3 19 8 25 35 5 High
7L1P3 26 90 3 39 3 Moderate
Rice Lake 10 157 133 7 11 16 20 7G1P3 18 6 23 29 5 High
7L1P3 4 2 0 2 1 Low
7N1P3 18 33 14 50 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 11 4 22 25 3 Moderate
Station WS Woody FM Herb. FM 1-Hr FM 10-Hr FM 100-Hr FM 1000-Hr FM MSGC IC SC ERC BI SL Rating
Roseau 13 125 81 9 11 14 17 7E1P3 21 12 15 33 3 Moderate
7G1P3 18 11 33 45 5 High
7L1P3 15 46 1 21 2 Low
7Q1P3 17 17 29 52 3 Moderate
Seagull Lake 6 142 132 10 12 16 19 7G1P3 7 3 25 23 3 Moderate
7I1P3 10 12 164 99 2 Low
7Q1P3 5 3 20 19 2 Low
Sherburne 9 152 116 8 12 16 20 7E1P3 15 5 13 21 3 Moderate
7G1P3 14 5 24 29 5 High
7N1P3 14 29 13 46 3 Moderate
7Q1P3 8 4 21 24 3 Moderate
St. Croix 10 164 135 9 12 17 21 7G1P3 12 6 20 26 3 Moderate
7J1P3 15 14 92 81 3 Moderate
7L1P3 2 2 0 2 1 Low
7Q1P3 7 4 20 23 3 Moderate

Definitions

MSGC

Indicates the fuel model, slope class, grass type, and climate class. For example, 7L1P3 indicates the 1978 version of the fuel model L, slope class 1, perennial grass, and climate class 3.

Wind Speed (WS)

Wind speed measured at a height of 20 feet, averaged over a 10-minute period.

Woody Fuel Moisture (Woody FM)

Fuel moisture in live woody vegetation.

Herbaceous Fuel Moisture (Herb. FM)

Fuel moisture in live herbaceous vegetation.

Ignition Component (IC)

Ignition Component relates the probability that a fire requiring suppression action will result if a firebrand is introduced into a fine fuel complex. The ignition component can range from 0 when conditions are cool and damp, to 100 on days when the weather is dry and windy. Theoretically, on a day when the ignition component registers a 60, approximately 60% of all fire brands that come into contact with wildland fuels will require suppression action.

Spread Component (SC)

Spread Component (SC) is the forward rate of spread at the head of the fire in feet per minute in a given fuel model. The inputs required to calculate the SC are wind speed, slope, fine fuel moisture (including the effects of green herbaceous plants), and the moisture content of the foliage and twigs of living, woody plants.

Energy Release Component (ERC)

Energy Release Component is a calculated field which provides a relative index of the amount of heat (in BTUs) per unit area (ft2) within the flaming front at the head of a fire. The ERC is very sensitive to fuel model characteristics - loading, compaction, particle size, heat of combustion and mineral content. The condition of the larger fuels has a greater influence on the ERC than the finer fuels. The scale for ERC values is open ended.

Burning Index (BI)

Burning Index relates the potential amount of effort needed to contain a single fire in a particular fuel type. Dividing Burning Index by 10 gives an approximate estimate of flame length in feet at the head of a fire. Burning Index is fuel model dependent.

1/10/100/1000-Hour Fuel Moisture

Dead fuel moisture content in fuel that takes the given number of hours to lose or gain 63% of the difference between the dead fuel itself and the surrounding atmosphere.

Staffing Level (SL)