Chandler Burning Index
CBI = (((110 - 1.373*RH) - 0.54 * (10.20 - T)) * (124 * 10**(-0.0142*RH)))/60
The Chandler Burning Index (CBI) is a fire danger severity value that is calculated from the air temperature and the relative humididty. This numerical value is then indexed to relative severity adjectives. The input values for this calculation are taken from the local weather conditions every twenty seconds (there is no adjustment for fuel moisture) and these can and do change throughout the day. The current CBI presented here differs from that of the National Weather Service which computes a 30-day Chandler Burning Index based on forecasted weather conditions for the month.
These values represent risk calculations, not actual conditions and reflect local conditions only. As such, they should be used for guidance only!
21505 - GOLDFIELD
Goldfield Mountains, Arizona
elev. - 1397 lat. * 33.5 long. * -111.6
ERC - 61 BI - 63 SC - 12 STL - 3 IC - 33
ERC - 60 BI - 39 SC - 4 STL - 3 IC - 21
The National Fire Danger Rating System (NFDRS) is the best method to forecast the real fire danger which uses the Energy Release Component (ERC) or the Burn Index (BI). Some stations use ERC and others use BI for calculating the Fire Danger Rating. They have a chart that uses Staffing Levels (STL or SL) and the Ignition Component (IC) to derive the Adjective Fire Ratings of Low, Moderate, High, Very High, and Extreme.