BC Wildfire Active Weather Stations - Internal

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Published by the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development - BC Wildfire Service
Licensed under Access Only

This dataset contains point locations for actively reporting BC Wildfire Service (BCWS) weather stations. BCWS operates a network of automated hourly reporting weather stations to support all aspects of fire management. The data are used as input to the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System, as a basis for weather forecasting and for climate monitoring. Sensors at the weather stations monitor temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction and rainfall. In a collaborative project with other government agencies and the private sector, select sites are being upgraded for year round operation by the addition of snow measurement gauges.

This data is sourced internally from the BC Wildfire Service and is not available for download at this time.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

To show point locations of actively reporting BC Wildfire Service weather stations.

Data Quality
Lineage Statement

Data sourced from SDE.FMLOADER.FW_ACTIVEREPORTING_WSTN_SVW.

Contact Information

NameBrady Holliday (businessExpert)
EmailBrady.Holliday@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationBC Wildfire Service
NameDevona Hay (pointOfContact)
EmailBCWILDFIREGEO@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Sub-OrganizationBC Wildfire Service

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Named users

Metadata Information

Record Published 2011-03-09
Record Last Modified 2018-05-16
Resource Status onGoing

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