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Fire Weather Forecast Zones [fzddmmyy]

Fire Weather Zones in CONUS

Figure shows Fire Weather Zones continental United States (CONUS).
Notice: GIF images are not updated with shapefile update

Description Valid date Available Version(s) Size (bytes)#Records MD5SUM Documentation
Fire Weather Zones (CONUS/OCONUS) 12 June 2014 Download Compressed Shapefile fz12jn14c.zip 30,493,919 3306 c12f8ef6932775146fd6218c346d1992 Change History Metadata
7 October 2014 Download Compressed Shapefile fz07oc14.zip 30,493,919 3307 2a7717a42f4609901a20c6e616e18c9b
Starting with the 3 May 2011 version all fire weather zone shapefiles will be at high resolution (1:100,000)

File Specifications:

Naming Convention: fz ddmmyy .shp/.shx/.dbf - where .shp, .shx, .dbf are the extensions of the 3 component files of the shapefile and .prj is the projection file.
Shapefile Type: polygon
Source: WFOs and Regional HQ, Public Forecast Zones.

Attributes:

field name type width,dec description
STATE character2 [ss] State abbrev (US Postal Standard)
ZONE character3 [zzz] Zone number, from WSOM C-11
CWA character3 County Warning Area, from WSOM C-47
NAME character254 Zone name, from WSOM C-11
STATE_ZONEcharacter5 [sszzz] state+("00"+zone.trim).right(3))
TIME_ZONE character2 [tt] Time Zone, 2 chars if split
FE_AREA character2 [aa] Cardinal area of state (occasional)
LON numeric 10,5Longitude of centroid [decimal degrees]
LAT numeric 9,5 Latitude of centroid [decimal degrees]

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