Base Observation Time

What is Base Observation Time?

Base Observation Time meaning in Safety terms is

  • Part of the National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS). The time established to take the fire danger observations. It should be at the time of day when the fire danger is normally the highest. The usually agreed upon time is 1:00 pm standard time. This allows time to transmit observations and prepare forecasts. 

 

reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group

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