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Can I choose my own RAWS for the Auto97th fire behavior runs?

I just completed an Auto97th fire behavior run and was looking over the summary report - it looks like the closest RAWS was used by default to get the 97th percentile weather conditions. Is there a way for me to specify what RAWS I'd like to use? 


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At this time you cannot specify your own station. IFTDSS chooses the closest Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) to generate fuel moistures, wind speed and wind direction for the Auto97th Landscape/Fire Behavior Report. The RAWS is selected by:
1) Identifying the center of the landscape extent;

2)Calculating the distance from the center to the nearest RAWS using a horizontal/vertical (elevation) algorithm; and

3) Ranking the stations and selecting the station which is the “closest” and has weather data requisite for running the model.

In time, the IFTDSS team would like for users to be able to select their own RAWS station for this report. This option is on the development list and will be prioritized with other enhancements.

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At this time you cannot specify your own station. IFTDSS chooses the closest Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) to generate fuel moistures, wind speed and wind direction for the Auto97th Landscape/Fire Behavior Report. The RAWS is selected by:
1) Identifying the center of the landscape extent;

2)Calculating the distance from the center to the nearest RAWS using a horizontal/vertical (elevation) algorithm; and

3) Ranking the stations and selecting the station which is the “closest” and has weather data requisite for running the model.

In time, the IFTDSS team would like for users to be able to select their own RAWS station for this report. This option is on the development list and will be prioritized with other enhancements.

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