I think pwsFWI is such crucial part of the whole of CumulusUtils, that I decide to bring the Fire Weather, a new approach subject over to the CumulusUtils sub-forum. This thread will contain any information/discussion related to pwsFWI and Fireweather in general. The original thread will stay in the general forum.
Some recent developments:
- I recently contacted the scientists behind the Hot-Dry-Windy Index (see my original blog) by email and they were interested. The group of scientists themselves use the theory mainly as a large scale forecasting index, while pwsFWI is an implementation on the basis of local weather station data (which I give a local validity). That difference provoked the author to ask for the analysis data for NSW / Inverell of last summer to look at it.
- For those interested in wildfires and with a scientific soul, there is a series of (free) webinars going on with talks on all aspects of wildfires. Recordings of the webinars are published on the PyroLife channel on YouTube. A very interesting talk was of Dr. Adrián Cardil of univ of Lleida (Spain). There are some more but not published yet, I will come back to that later. Subscription to the webinars is still possible and they run until 22 july.
- Please note that the region of Sangonera / Murcia is currently very Hot, Dry and sometimes Windy meaning that the pwsFWI is very high. @meteosangonera has not reported any fires yet though, but that seems a matter of time.
- Note that the EFFIS (European Forest Fire Information System) has great global information on the whole of Europe up to local fire level (occurrence). Note that - see image - even for England, Fire weather is an important concept.