Upcoming Events

There are no events planned.

Webinar Archive


Elements of the National Weather Service Fire Weather Forecast

Co-sponsored by the Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

Presented on March 5, 2014

YouTube recording

PDF of presentation

Casey Sullivan provided an overview of the National Weather Service fire weather forecast program and discussed elements of the fire weather forecast available to any fire practitioner. The hourly weather graph and definitions of surface winds was emphasized.

A recording of his presentation "Mixing Heights and Their Impact on Smoke Dispersion" at the 2013 Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Regional Fire Conference is available to view or download (40 minutes).

About the presenter:

Casey Sullivan (email) is a forecaster and meteorologist at the National Weather Service, Chicago/Romeoville office and is the fire weather program manager. He works with fire/land managers who perform prescribed fires or respond to wildfires, including staff at the U.S. Forest Service Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, National Park Service Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, home to more than 5 million residents.

For a contact list of Fire Weather Forecasters please check this list.