012  
FNUS52 KCAE 210740  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OFF THE EAST COAST WILL  
CIRCULATE AN ONSHORE FLOW WITH INCREASED LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE IN  
THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH TUESDAY. ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS  
AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WILL FAVOR THE  
SOUTHEASTERN PART OF THE MIDLANDS AND CSRA. A SLIGHT INCREASE  
IN SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA IS  
EXPECTED TUESDAY. PATCHY FOG WILL OCCUR DURING THE EARLY MORNING  
HOURS TODAY AND TUESDAY WITH ANY FOG DISSIPATING AROUND 900 AM.  
IT WILL REMAIN HOT THROUGH TUESDAY WITH AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX  
VALUES PEAKING AROUND 100.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-212115-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 20 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 94 74 93  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 3 PM CONTINUING 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 9 PM CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 50 95 47  
DSI 3 3  
LAL 2 2 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5500 5700  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 8 SW 8  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 44000 45600  
ADI EARLY 24 FAIR 26 FAIR 18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE 34 FAIR 4 VERY POOR 36 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 8 4 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 2  
DISPERSION 9PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. MINIMUM  
RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM RH  
55 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RH 51 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-212115-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 0 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 93 73 93  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 3 PM 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 46 96 47  
DSI 3 3  
LAL 2 2 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5800 5900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 8 SW 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 46400 53100  
ADI EARLY 26 FAIR 30 FAIR 22 FAIR  
ADI LATE 35 FAIR 3 VERY POOR 41 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 9 4 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 2  
DISPERSION 9PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.  
MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RH 56 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-212115-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 30 20 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 93 73 94  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 12 PM CONTINUING 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 10 PM CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 50 98 47  
DSI 3 3  
LAL 4 2 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5000 5500  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 9 SW 8  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 45000 44000  
ADI EARLY 22 FAIR 30 FAIR 18 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE 37 FAIR 3 VERY POOR 34 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 9 4 8  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 2  
DISPERSION 9PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. MINIMUM  
RH 48 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM RH  
58 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
54 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 42 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-212115-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 0 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 93 73 93  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 1 PM 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 46 96 47  
DSI 3 3  
LAL 4 2 4  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5600 5600  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 8 SW 10  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 44800 56000  
ADI EARLY 22 FAIR 31 FAIR 21 FAIR  
ADI LATE 34 FAIR 3 VERY POOR 44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 9 4 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 2  
DISPERSION 9PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. MINIMUM  
RH 47 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-212115-  
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  
340 AM EDT MON AUG 21 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 30 20 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 93 74 93  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 11 AM CONTINUING 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 10 PM CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 49 97 47  
DSI 3 3  
LAL 4 2 4  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5200 5700  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 8 SW 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 41600 51300  
ADI EARLY 21 FAIR 30 FAIR 17 GEN POOR  
ADI LATE 34 FAIR 3 VERY POOR 40 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 9 5 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 2  
DISPERSION 9PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. MINIMUM  
RH 50 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 70S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT.  
NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 80S. MINIMUM RH 44 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES BELOW NORMAL. PRECIPITATION NEAR 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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