BIA Operational Picture

The BIA’s Operational Map provides users with a national perspective of the current weather conditions, watches, warnings, and advisories affecting BIA resources. The Operational Map displays real-time data from multiple sources




NOAA / NWS


Radar Base Reflectivity

Time enabled Ridge 2 radar base reflectivity REST image service with WMS capabilities. Four hour moving window updating every 10 minutes with data for Conus, Alaska, The Caribbean, Guam, and Hawaii.

Watches and Warnings

Watches, warnings and advisories for the U.S. A watch indicates that conditions are favorable for the particular weather event in and near the Watch area, and which may pose a risk to life and property. Watches are issued up to 48 hours in advance with forecaster confidence around 50%. Warning/Advisory Indicates that a particular weather event is imminent or occurring. Advisories are issued if the weather event will lead to nuisance conditions, while Warnings are issued for significant weather events which will pose a risk to life and property. Warnings and Advisories are issued up to 48 hours in advance with forecaster confidence of at least 80%.

Watch

A watch is used when the risk of a hazardous weather or hydrologic event has increased significantly, but its occurrence, location, and/or timing is still uncertain. It is intended to provide enough lead time so that those who need to set their plans in motion can do so.

Warning

A warning is issued when a hazardous weather or hydrologic event is occurring, is imminent, or has a very high probability of occurring. A warning is used for conditions posing a threat to life or property.


Advisory

The expected weather condition has a pretty good chance of occurring, even a likely chance of occurring, but typically an advisory is used for less severe type of weather conditions. A Wind Advisory might be issued or a Freezing Rain Advisory issued instead of a High Wind Warning or an ice Storm Warning.

Observed Weather Stations

This map depicts Observed Weather Stations in the United States. This map gives the user the ability to see the extent of all USDOC NOAA Weather Stations at a nationwide level. The map layer is also HTML Popup enabled by linking to the observation history web page for each station.

Observed River Gauges

This map depicts Observed Weather Stations in the United States. This map gives the user the ability to see the extent of all USDOC NOAA Weather Stations at a nationwide level. The map layer is also HTML Popup enabled by linking to the observation history web page for each station.

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  • Watches / Warnings Rest Service
  • Observed Weather Stations Rest Service
  • Observed River Stages Rest Service



  • GeoMAC

    In order to give fire managers near real-time information, fire Perimeter data is updated daily based upon input from incident intelligence sources, GPS data, infrared (IR) imagery from fixed wing and satellite platforms. The GeoMAC web site allows users in remote locations to manipulate map information displays, zoom in and out to display fire information at various scales and detail, and print hard copy maps for use in fire information and media briefings, dispatch offices and coordination centers. The fire maps also have relational databases in which the user can display information on individual fires such as name of the fire, current acreage and other fire status information.

    Large Fire Points

    Fire Perimeters

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  • Fire Perimeters Rest Service