Presenter: Matt MacDonald
Hosted by Canada Wildfire, this webinar will provide an overview of how the BC Wildfire Service’s (BCWS) Predictive Services Unit (PSU) produces and presents monthly seasonal outlooks and updates leading up to and during the wildfire season. The outlooks and updates are presented to both internal and external stakeholders, ministerial staff, and the media. Fire Weather Forecasters with the BCWS PSU work with Fire Behaviour Analysts to share situational awareness on current fuel conditions, recent weather and climate conditions, and the medium to long-range forecast. Their seasonal updates and outlooks help inform a collective situational awareness and provides advanced planning staff with intelligence to plan and prepare for the upcoming month.