623  
FNUS52 KCAE 191918  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING  
IN FROM THE NORTH WILL KEEP LIGHT NORTHEAST TO EAST TRANSPORT WINDS  
AT 3-8 MPH WHILE SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE.  
AFTERNOON RH WILL DROP DOWN TO 25-30 PERCENT FRIDAY. RH WILL INCREASE  
SLIGHTLY SATURDAY AS FLOW SHIFTS EAST TO SOUTHEAST. MOIST ONSHORE FLOW  
STRENGTHENS SUNDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT.  
 
STRONG NIGHTTIME INVERSIONS AND VERY POOR DISPERSION. PATCHY MORNING  
FOG IS POSSIBLE ALONG RIVERS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER, BURNING OFF  
QUICKLY AFTER SUNRISE THE NEXT FEW DAYS.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-201200-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
TONIGHT FRI FRI NIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 0  
MIN/MAX TEMP 46 81 48 81  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 26 100 34  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3100 3100  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) E 6 E 7  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 18600 21700  
ADI EARLY 14 GEN POOR 9 POOR 16 GEN POOR 10 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 23 FAIR 2 VERY POOR 23 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 3 9  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 8 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-201200-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
TONIGHT FRI FRI NIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 0  
MIN/MAX TEMP 45 81 48 81  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 26 100 33  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 5 5 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3200 3400  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NE 3 E 6  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 9600 20400  
ADI EARLY 12 POOR 8 POOR 9 POOR 7 POOR  
ADI LATE 1 VERY POOR 18 GEN POOR 1 VERY POOR 21 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 9 4 9  
MAX LVORI LATE 10 2 8 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
70S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-201200-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
TONIGHT FRI FRI NIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 0  
MIN/MAX TEMP 47 82 48 83  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 99 27 100 35  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3200 3200  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) E 7 E 8  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 22400 25600  
ADI EARLY 17 GEN POOR 15 GEN POOR 16 GEN POOR 14 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 24 FAIR 2 VERY POOR 27 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 4 10  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 10 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RH  
69 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-201200-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
TONIGHT FRI FRI NIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 0  
MIN/MAX TEMP 45 82 49 81  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 27 100 33  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 5 5 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3300 3500  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NE 5 E 7  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 16500 24500  
ADI EARLY 13 GEN POOR 11 POOR 13 GEN POOR 8 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 20 GEN POOR 2 VERY POOR 24 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 9 4 9  
MAX LVORI LATE 9 2 7 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-201200-  
LEXINGTON-RICHLAND-SUMTER-ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN-CLARENDON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SEVEN OAKS, WEST COLUMBIA, CAYCE,  
LEXINGTON, RED BANK, OAK GROVE, COLUMBIA, SUMTER, ORANGEBURG,  
BROOKDALE, ST. MATTHEWS, MANNING, AND SUMMERTON  
318 PM EDT THU OCT 19 2017  
 
TONIGHT FRI FRI NIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 0  
MIN/MAX TEMP 48 81 50 82  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 27 100 34  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3300 3400  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NE 5 E 7  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 16500 23800  
ADI EARLY 16 GEN POOR 13 GEN POOR 13 GEN POOR 10 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 22 FAIR 2 VERY POOR 24 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 6 8 4 9  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 8 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION BELOW NORMAL.  
 

 
 
ADI IS ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX BY LAVDAS.  
 
1-6..... VERY POOR  
7-12.... POOR  
13-20... GENERALLY POOR  
21-40... FAIR  
41-60... GENERALLY GOOD  
61-100.. GOOD  
>100.... VERY GOOD  
 
LVORI IS LOW VISIBILITY OCCURRENCE RISK INDEX.  
 
LVORI RANGES FROM 1 TO 10 WHERE 1 REPRESENTS THE LOWEST RISK  
AND 10 REPRESENTS THE HIGHEST RISK  
 

 
 
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