Fort Ord Prescribed Burn Weather Outlook and Forecast


No forecaster updates as burns are completed for this season, automatic forecasts will continue.

Potential(model-derived) to Meet Meteorological Prescription to Burn in Next 7 Days

Forecast Day Day # 1
Wednesday Aug 27


Humidity too high
Day # 2
Thursday Aug 28


Humidity too high
Surface Wind too high
Day # 3
Friday Aug 29


Humidity too high
Transport Wind too high
Surface Wind too high
Day # 4
Saturday Aug 30


Humidity too high
Transport Wind too high
Surface Wind too high
Day # 5
Sunday Aug 31


Humidity too high
Transport Wind too high
Surface Wind too high
Day # 6
Monday Sep 01


Humidity too high
Transport Wind too high
Surface Wind too high
Day # 7
Tuesday Sep 02


Humidity too high

Ft Ord Burn Weather Prescription

Parameters Parcel Weather RX (desired) FORECAST/OUTLOOK EXPLANATION

The forecasts in the above color coded outlook are
automatically generated from numerical model forecasts.
Five parameters are checked (surface wind speed,
transport level wind speed, mixing height, temperature,
and relative humidity). If all 5 fall within a certain
range of the prescribed values then the day is colored
green. If 1 or 2 fall outside of the range, then the day
is colored yellow. If 3 or more fail, then it is a red day.
Human forecasts are initiated if day 5 is green or yellow.
SURFACE WIND (speed) less than 5 mph
SURFACE WIND (direction) SE to W (thru N)
Transport Level Wind (speed) less than 10 mph
(1500-2500ft) (direction) SE to W (thru N)
Mixing Height greater than 1500 ft
Temperature 45-80 F
Relative Humidity 20 to 60%
Clouds clear


Fort Ord area Weather Stations
Local Analysis Loop_
Ord Profiler Local Analysis
Fort Ord area Weather Stations
POM Sodar Met Site . POM Sodar -- last 4 Hrs
NPS Wind Profiler Mixing Height . NPS mini-SoDar (last 4 hrs)
. Fort Ord, RAWS Sute #2
Fort Ord, Range 7 . Fort Ord, Range 30
NPS Profiler Met Site . Del Monte Beach Met Site



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Fort Ord Range 7 Range 30 Animation
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Surface Analysis Monterey Area Monterey Bay Winds NRL-Satellite
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