Oklahoma Climatological Survey

Weather Impacts on the
Oklahoma Fire Danger Model
The Oklahoma Fire Danger (OKFD) Model runs several times per day, and generates valuable output in the form of multiple fire danger indices. Like all models, it can best be used when its components and their limitations are understood.

Perhaps the best way to learn about the OKFD Model is to explore its response to specific weather events. This lab exercise focuses five specific events which revealed particular characteristics of the OKFD Model.

  • To understand the components of the Oklahoma Fire Danger (OKFD) Model and the factors which contribute to their change.
  • To understand how mesoscale weather events can affect the fire danger rating across (parts of) the state.

Event Data:
Case I (2/25/1998, 2:00 p.m.)
Case II (8/2/1998, 11:00 a.m.)
Case III (4/8/1999, 10:00 a.m.)
Case IV (1/17/2000, 1:00 p.m.)
Case V (1/23/2000, 4:00 p.m.)
Reference Material 
Fire Weather
Heat and Drought

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