The map above shows the forecasted fire danger across North Carolina as assessed by the Adjective Rating, a National Fire Danger Rating System parameter describing environmental conditions that can could cause fires to ignite and spread. These station-based estimates are then averaged across the NC Forest Service’s multi-county Fire Danger Rating Areas, which are regions of the state with similar topography, vegetation, and climate. Click on any of these regions to view its recent and forecasted fire danger conditions.

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Our fire weather work is supported by the NC Forest Service (including via funding from the US Forest Service) within the NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and by the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub.