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Downloading Winds (FSPro)

Fire Behavior Specialists can download selected wind data to their workstations before or after an FSPro analysis has been run. Download Winds is available from the FSPro Winds Menu Option. Wind data are downloaded in .csv file format .

The wind data includes the entire historic record of hourly wind observations for the chosen RAWS. No matter how you set the Time Filter or Wind Type, the .csv file includes the entire wind record for that station (all hours, days, years). You do not need to click Generate Wind Matrix for the download to begin. You can open the .csv file in Microsoft Excel or import it into Fire Family Plus (FFP) (software program available at to take advantage of FFP's powerful weather analysis capabilities.

Analysts download wind data to:

For example, if the record shows the windspeed at 180 degrees for every hour over an entire year, it may mean that the sensor was malfunctioning and the FSPro wind matrix will show a higher probability of southerly winds than should be expected. Analysts can compare two RAWS to see which might better represent winds based on local knowledge of the fire area. Finally, FFP allows users to see data counts that indicate whether large portions of the record are missing. Even if the Time Filter suggests data exist from 2007 to 2011, there is no way to know if years 2008, 2009, and 2010 are missing unless the data are examined. FSPro does not require a minimum number of data years for wind as it does for ERC.

To download FSPro winds:

  1. Navigate to the analysis you want to download winds for. (See Navigate to an Analysis for more detailed instructions.)
  2. Select the appropriate FSPro analysis, then click View Information. The Analysis Information page appears for the selected analysis.
  3. From the left menu, select Winds. The FSPro Winds page appears.
  4. Select the RAWS in the Station ID drop-down list or retain the default value.
  5. Click Download Winds. The File Download popup appears.
  6. Either select to Open or Save the .csv file. (Opening the file opens the spreadsheet but does not save it to your hard drive or network.)

The file contains the wind information for the history of the RAWS however the FSPro simulation uses a subset of that information as defined by the user-selected Time Filter.

Last updated on 11/21/2017 2:34:51 PM.

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Analysis for Fire Behavior Specialists

See Also

Viewing Fire Behavior Request Details

Accepting or Refusing an Analysis Request

Granting Analysis Privileges

Downloading a RAWS KMZ File

Analysis Notes

About Analysis Shape Files (STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

Drawing a Landscape Extent

Creating a Landscape Editor Rule

Importing Landscape Editor Rules

Creating the Landscape File

Downloading an LCP File

Editing the Landscape File

Modifying Landscape File Parameters

Viewing the Landscape for an Analysis

Generating a Landscape Critique

Downloading a Landscape Critique

Basic Fire Behavior (BFB)

Running a Basic Fire Behavior (BFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Basic Fire Behavior Analysis

Analyst_Assisted Short Term Fire Behavior (STFB)

Running a Short-Term Fire Behavior (STFB) Analysis

Copying an Existing Short-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Near-Term Fire Behavior (NTFB)

Running a Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis (NTFB)

Setting Up Burn Periods for NTFB

Using Gridded Winds (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Wind Information (BFB, STFB)

Modifying Fuel Moistures for Fire Behavior Analysts

About Weather Station Information (BFB & STFB, NTFB, FSPro)

About FWX Weather Files

Downloading FWX Weather Files (FSPro)

Weather Station Availability for Fire Behavior Analysis

Generating Hourly Weather Forecasts

Viewing and Modifying Weather Summary Data (BFB, STFB & NTFB)

Copying an Existing Near-Term Fire Behavior Analysis

Creating an FSPro Analysis

About General FSPro Input Parameters

FSPro Information Menu Option

About Run FSPro Status

Monitoring FSPro Run Status from the Analysis List

About the Date Filter (FSPro)

Copying an Existing FSPro Analysis

About the ERC Stream (FSPro)

About ERC Classes (FSPro)

Setting up FSPro Winds

Editing the FSPro Wind Matrix

Adding or Deleting Rows to the Winds Matrix (FSPro)

Recalculating Winds Distribution (FSPro)

Interpreting the Winds Rose (FSPro)

Downloading an Analysis KMZ File

Near Term Fire Behavior Results Downloads

FSPro Fire Behavior Results Downloads

Viewing Analysis Notes

Viewing Analysis Results

Viewing the Analysis Report


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors