Warm & Calm
Your one stop source for Joseph Oregon USA & Wallowa County Weather, Forecasts, Weather Cameras,
Breaking News, Road Conditions, Earthquakes, Fire Information, Northwest & National Weather.
Haines Index, It is used to indicate the potential for wildfire growth by measuring the stability and dryness of the air over a fire.
It is calculated by combining the stability and moisture content of the lower atmosphere into a number that correlates well with large fire growth.
The stability term is determined by the temperature difference between two atmospheric layers; the moisture term is determined by the temperature and dew point difference.
This index has been shown to be correlated with large fire growth on initiating and existing fires where surface winds do not dominate fire behavior.
The Haines Index can range between 2 and 6. The drier and more unstable the lower atmosphere is, the higher the index.
2 : Very Low Potential -- (Moist Stable Lower Atmosphere)
3 : Very Low Potential
4 : Low Potential
5 : Moderate Potential
6 : High Potential ------ (Dry Unstable Lower Atmosphere)
Back To Fire Info.
About & Contact
8:58 AM Pacific
9:58 AM Mountain
10:58 AM Central
11:58 AM Eastern
WeatherBee Hive internet connection provided by
Weather forecast provided by the National Weather Service. WeatherBee is a non meteorologist spokesbee.
Weather data from this station is accurate and up to date as possible, equipment failures,
internet issues, weather and/or other conditions may affect the accuracy of the data shown.
Use this weather data with caution.
Home hive of the world famous WeatherBee.
Copyright © 2000 - 2021 josephoregonweather.com
Unauthorized duplication or distribution is prohibited.