Fire weather station reporting system is down

(UPDATE at 11:55 a.m. MDT, July 16, 2013)

The system seems to be back up and running.


Some of the wildland fire-related software programs administered by the Bureau of Land Managment suffered an outage overnight and are still down. One of the programs is the Wildland Fire Management Information system that provides data collected by the Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) which record critically important weather information for wildland fire managers, planners, dispatchers, and weather forecasters.

Kari Boyd-Peak of the BLM said, “We were notified that the appropriate personnel were aware of the problem and [they are] taking steps to solve it, but unsure of time frames at this time.”

Remote Automatic Weather Station
Remote Automatic Weather Station. USFS photo.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.