The Fire Weather Intelligence Portal
The Fire Weather Intelligence Portal (http://climate.ncsu.edu/fwip) is a free open website providing valuable weather and climate information for prescribed fire and wildland fire managers. The Fire Weather Intelligence Portal, a web-based monitoring tool, was conceived by the NC State Climate Office and the NC Forest Service to show past, current, and forecast weather and fire risk information across North Carolina. With support from the Southeast Regional Climate Hub, the Portal has recently been expanded to cover 13 southern states to provide guidance for wildland fire managers across the Southeast. The Portal has updated its informational packages of critical fire weather and fire danger information through which daily burning and smoke dispersion conditions can be assessed.