100  
FNUS52 KCAE 172016  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
HIGH PRESSURE IS NOW OFFSHORE, WITH A SERIES OF  
UPPER LEVEL SYSTEMS APPROACHING. SOUTHWEST TO WESTERLY FLOW  
WILL BRING WARMER AND MORE MOIST AIR INTO THE REGION. SPOTTY  
RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT ESPECIALLY IN THE CSRA AND W.  
MIDLANDS. MOST OF ANY RAIN WILL EVAPORATE OVERNIGHT AS IT  
FALLS THROUGH A STILL-DRY AIRMASS. TUESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY  
A WARM FRONT STALLS OVER THE REGION AND A PASSING UPPER  
LEVEL LOW SHARPLY INCREASES RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH THE  
REGION. WITH POOR DISPERSION AND INCREASED MOISTURE BENEATH  
THE EVENING INVERSION, FOG POTENTIAL IS MODERATE ESPECIALLY  
IN THE CSRA AND S. MIDLANDS.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-181215-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE RAIN SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 30 30 30 40  
MIN/MAX TEMP 46 62 50 70  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR W 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 93 72 99 51  
DSI 1 1  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 2 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 1200 2000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 7 W 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 8400 18000  
ADI EARLY 6 VERY POOR 4 VERY POOR 6 VERY POOR 9 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 9 POOR 5 VERY POOR 19 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 6 8 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 6 5 8 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 83 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 50.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-181215-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE RAIN NONE NONE SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 0 0 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 44 63 47 70  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SW 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END 3 AM CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 92 64 99 44  
DSI 1 1  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 5 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 1500 1900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 7 W 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 10500 17100  
ADI EARLY 5 VERY POOR 5 VERY POOR 7 POOR 9 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 12 POOR 5 VERY POOR 16 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 6 7 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 6 4 7 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60.  
MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-181215-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE RAIN SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 40 30 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 49 64 51 71  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR W 5  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR W 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 98 72 100 50  
DSI 1 1  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 2 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 1200 1900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 6 W 10  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 7200 19000  
ADI EARLY 4 VERY POOR 4 VERY POOR 6 VERY POOR 10 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 10 POOR 5 VERY POOR 18 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 7 9 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 7 5 9 3  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE NIGHT. RAIN. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 79 PERCENT.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-181215-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 0 20  
MIN/MAX TEMP 43 63 47 68  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR SW 5 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 89 63 100 42  
DSI 1 1  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 1500 1900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 7 W 7  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 10500 13300  
ADI EARLY 5 VERY POOR 7 POOR 7 POOR 7 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 15 GEN POOR 4 VERY POOR 14 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 6 8 8  
MAX LVORI LATE 5 4 9 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN. PATCHY FOG THROUGH THE DAY. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 75 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 76 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. NORTH  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-181215-  
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  
316 PM EST SUN DEC 17 2017  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE RAIN SHOWERS SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 20 30 20 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 47 64 50 71  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SW 5 LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR W 5  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 92 67 100 47  
DSI 1 1  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 5 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 1400 1900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 8 W 9  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 11200 17100  
ADI EARLY 5 VERY POOR 5 VERY POOR 7 POOR 8 POOR  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 11 POOR 5 VERY POOR 17 GEN POOR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 6 9 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 6 4 9 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
RAIN. PATCHY FOG. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 77 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES NEAR NORMAL. PRECIPITATION ABOVE 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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