069  
FNUS52 KCAE 290732  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
A COLD FRONT IS PUSHING SOUTH AND EAST OF THE AREA  
THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT IS EXPECTED TO STALL OUT JUST SOUTH OF THE  
CSRA. NORTH OF THE FRONT, HIGH PRESSURE AND DRIER AIR WILL BUILD  
INTO THE AREA. MINIMUM RH VALUES THIS AFTERNOON EXPECTED TO DROP  
INTO THE LOWER TO MID 30 PERCENT RANGE. MORE MOISTURE WILL MOVE BACK  
INTO THE AREA FOR THURSDAY, BRINGING A RISE IN AFTERNOON RH VALUES.  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP LATE THURSDAY AND INTO FRIDAY  
AS THE OLD COLD FRONT RE-ENERGIZES AND PUSHES NORTHWARD AS A WARM FRONT.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-292130-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT THU  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 60  
MIN/MAX TEMP 83 59 77  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 5  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SE 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.23  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 9 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 32 96 51  
DSI 3 2  
LAL 1 1 2  
HAINES INDEX 6 6 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5500 3900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 3 SE 16  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 16500 62400  
ADI EARLY 25 FAIR 12 POOR 27 FAIR  
ADI LATE 25 FAIR 6 VERY POOR 44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 6 3 6  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 5 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-292130-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT THU  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 40  
MIN/MAX TEMP 81 57 73  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SE 6  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 10 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 34 95 51  
DSI 3 2  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5800 3400  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) N 2 SE 15  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 11600 51000  
ADI EARLY 28 FAIR 12 POOR 29 FAIR  
ADI LATE 26 FAIR 8 POOR 39 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 3 6  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 5 2  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
70S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-292130-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT THU  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 50  
MIN/MAX TEMP 84 59 79  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 5  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SE 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.14  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 10 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 31 99 48  
DSI 3 2  
LAL 1 1 2  
HAINES INDEX 6 6 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)5900 4500  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NW 3 SE 18  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 17700 81000  
ADI EARLY 25 FAIR 19 GEN POOR 32 FAIR  
ADI LATE 25 FAIR 6 VERY POOR 53 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 6 3 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 1  
DISPERSION 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
50S. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-292130-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT THU  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 20  
MIN/MAX TEMP 80 55 72  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 6  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 34 92 47  
DSI 3 2  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)6200 3600  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) NE 5 SE 16  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 31000 57600  
ADI EARLY 30 FAIR 26 FAIR 33 FAIR  
ADI LATE 32 FAIR 8 POOR 45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 3 5  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
70S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-292130-  
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  
332 AM EDT WED MAR 29 2017  
 
TODAY TONIGHT THU  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 83 57 75  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 5  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR SE 7  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 11 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 32 96 49  
DSI 3 2  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL)6100 3600  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) N 3 SE 18  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 18300 64800  
ADI EARLY 26 FAIR 22 FAIR 34 FAIR  
ADI LATE 28 FAIR 6 VERY POOR 52 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 6 3 6  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 6 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/PO  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY
 
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS  
IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 80.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES ABOVE 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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