has proven problematic, mostly because the ingredients necessary for elevated to critical fire
weather in this region seem to differ significantly from ingredients found in other regions (i.e.,
southwest United States, southern Plains). An extensive analysis was conducted to determine
what constitutes a favorable environment for wildfires in the southeast United States to improve
forecasts for this region. Findings suggest that these wildfires are largely driven by fuels with
smaller contributions from wind and relative humidity.