National Forest Service
Measuring Forest Moisture Content With the U.S. Forest Service
I recently went out with a couple of Forest Service firefighters to learn how they calculate the fire threat across Colorado. My interest in the Forest Service’s efforts to gauge wildfire threat levels started this winter when I was at a SNOTEL site measuring the snowpack atop Berthoud Pass. My co-worker and fellow meteorologist Cory Reppenhagen was with me when we saw the far greater than average snowpack and made the assumption that the fire threat will be