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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) 11 July 2017 Download Compressed Shapefile fz01jl17.zip 35,339,719 3366 FB5E32838BB9FBE65CA14C6E1F18193A Change History Metadata
05 December 2017 Download Compressed Shapefile fz05de17.zip 35,342,721 3367 04B31CE4F6FC7FF28039E1F87204A7A3
03 April 2018 Download Compressed Shapefile fz03ap18.zip 35,412,562 3378 F30FC0FA164C03057526FA6D297DDB05


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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