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Downloading FWX Weather Files (FSPro)

Fire Behavior Specialists can download selected FWX weather files to their workstations before or after an FSPro analysis has been run. Downloading is available from the FSPro Information Menu Option.

FWX files are fixed field text files that contain once-daily weather data for a chosen RAWS. The FWX file you can download contains historic weather data through the current date, and include all data years in the record (regardless of what dates are selected in the date filter). Data can be viewed as a text file, but are usually imported into the Fire Family Plus (FFP) software program (available at to take advantage of FFP's powerful weather analysis capabilities. For more information about working with FWX files, refer to the FFP user guide.

Analysts download FWX files to:

For example, if the record contains an erroneous rainfall amount of 200 inches instead of 0.2 inches, it will artificially inflate the 10-hour and 1-hour Time Lag Fuel Moistures. Analysts can compare the temperatures for two stations during the month of interest to see which is more representative of temperatures observed on the fire for a specific time period. Finally, FFP allows users to see data counts that indicate whether large portions of the record are missing; FSPro needs 10 years of data for the ERC Percentiles, but even if a station shows a data record from 2001-2010, there may be no data for years 2007, 2008, and 2009 and it would be impossible to know this without checking the data. 

To Download FWX Weather Files:

  1. From the Analysis List, select the analysis that you want to download FWX weather files for and click View Information.
  2. From the left menu, select the ERC Classes Menu Option. The FSPro ERC Classes page appears.
  3. Select a RAWS from the drop-down list or accept the default.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Download FWX and follow the directions to save the FWX file to your hard drive.
  6. Follow instructions in the FFP User's Guide to import FWX files.

Last updated on 11/21/2017 2:34:12 PM.

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Analysis for Fire Behavior Specialists

To Download FWX Weather Files (FSPro)

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

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)

Downloading Winds (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