Fires generally occur during the following conditions: dry (unsaturated) soil, hot temperatures, and low relative humidity. Red flag warnings are often issued during the summer and early fall months in Maryland, as dry conditions are most common during this time. Below are links to the Storm Prediction Center's (SPC) Fire Weather Forecast, Forecast Tools, and the United States Wildland Fire Assessment System.
Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Forecast
Storm Prediction Center Fire Weather Forecast Tools
United States Wildland Fire Assessment System
The Maryland State Climatologist Office welcomes data requests and any questions or concerns you may have about our services. You may contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone or e-mail. If we are not in the office at the time of your call, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please contact us using the information below, or fill out our Data Request Form by clicking on the 'Data' link under the 'Climate Data' heading. Thank you for letting us assist you in collecting climate data.
Whenever possible, please use email as it is the prefered method of communication to our office. It also allows us to have a record of data requests.
Phone: (301) 405-7223
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