Link to the following websites
The Wildland Fire Management Information (WFMI) web-site is designed to support wildland fire organizations by providing current weather and lightning data, as well as historic fire occurrence data. In addition, the NWCG unit identifiers are maintained on WFMI. The WFMI Weather module provides access to the weather data that is transmitted from the more than 2500 Remote Automatic Weather Stations (RAWS) located throughout the U.S.
Real-time Observation Monitor and Analysis Network (ROMAN) MesoWest was created to provide access to current weather observations in the western United States. It is used by the National Weather Service to aide in forecasting, used extensively by researchers to understand severe weather events such as winter snow storms and damaging winds, and is available to the public for personal use.
The Western Regional Climate Center, inaugurated in 1986, is one of six regional climate centers in the United States. The regional climate center program is administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Specific oversight is provided by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). The mission of the Western Regional Climate Center is to disseminate high quality climate data and information pertaining to the western United States; foster better use of this information in decision-making; conduct applied research related to climate issues; and improve the coordination of climate-related activities at state, regional and national scales.
DCS Administration and Data Distribution System (DADDS) Federal, state and local agencies monitor the environment through the transmission of observations from surface-based platforms to NOAA satellites. Decision-makers in the areas of emergency response and resource allocation depend on the GOES DCS. This site is here to provide you background information and assistance in applying for access to and using the GOES DCS.