014  
FNUS52 KCAE 201855  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE BUILDING EAST ACROSS  
THE OHIO VALLEY AND MID-ATLANTIC REGIONS INTO SUNDAY MORNING.  
LIGHTER BREEZES, MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND LOW ATMOSPHERIC MOISTURE  
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAYTIME SATURDAY, WITH INCREASING  
LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE BEGINNING LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.  
 
THE NIGHTTIME INVERSION WILL DEVELOP AROUND 8 PM THIS EVENING,  
AND PERSIST UNTIL AROUND 9 AM. POOR DISPERSION IS EXPECTED.  
 
FOG POTENTIAL FOR TONIGHT: LITTLE OR NO FOG IS EXPECTED DUE TO  
THE DRY AIR MASS AND WEAK LOW-LEVEL MIXING.  
 
SURFACE WINDS SATURDAY WILL BE FROM THE EAST-NORTHEAST AROUND  
5 MPH AFTER DAYBREAK, THEN BECOME EAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH BY LATE  
MORNING. TRANSPORT WINDS WILL BECOME EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO AROUND 25 PERCENT.  
 
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-211145-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0 40  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03  
PRECIP DURATION 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 8 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MIN/MAX TEMP 40 73 47 69  
MAX/MIN RH 78 25 85 47  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 5  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR E 7 LGT/VAR E 7  
INVERSION 2000 0900 2000 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 13 GEN POOR 26 FAIR 19 GEN POOR 29 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 42 GEN GOOD 6 VERY POOR 49 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 3 3 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 3 2 4 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 4800 4000  
TRANSPORT WIND E 10 E 18  
VENTILATION RATE 48000 72000  
DSI 2 3 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.  
MAXIMUM RH 96 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS NEAR 100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 60 PERCENT. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 98 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH  
AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 93 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH  
43 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
91 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-211145-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0 20  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MIN/MAX TEMP 39 72 45 70  
MAX/MIN RH 80 23 86 39  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR E 5 LGT/VAR E 7  
INVERSION 2000 0900 2000 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 10 POOR 21 FAIR 15 GEN POOR 22 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 34 FAIR 4 VERY POOR 34 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 3 3 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 3 2 4 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 4800 4100  
TRANSPORT WIND E 8 SE 12  
VENTILATION RATE 38400 49200  
DSI 2 4 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
50S. MAXIMUM RH 91 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. EAST  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS NEAR 100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
98 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 98 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 93 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH  
AS 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
92 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-211145-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING AUGUSTA, HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0 30  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 8 AM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MIN/MAX TEMP 40 73 48 70  
MAX/MIN RH 85 26 88 49  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR E 5 E 5 E 6  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR E 7 LGT/VAR E 9 G18  
INVERSION 2000 0900 2000 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 12 POOR 29 FAIR 21 FAIR 28 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 47 GEN GOOD 6 VERY POOR 45 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 3 3 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 3 2 4 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 5000 3900  
TRANSPORT WIND E 12 E 17  
VENTILATION RATE 60000 66300  
DSI 2 3 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
94 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 78 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS NEAR 100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 95 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH  
42 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
91 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-211145-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 38 71 44 71  
MAX/MIN RH 79 24 87 34  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR E 6  
INVERSION 2000 0900 2000 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 9 POOR 17 GEN POOR 12 POOR 23 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 25 FAIR 2 VERY POOR 39 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 3 2 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 3 2 4 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 4800 4000  
TRANSPORT WIND E 7 SE 10  
VENTILATION RATE 33600 40000  
DSI 3 4 2 3  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 84 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
98 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS NEAR 100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW  
AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS 80 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 98 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 93 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH  
AS 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM  
RH 91 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 38 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-211145-  
LEXINGTON-RICHLAND-SUMTER-ORANGEBURG-CALHOUN-CLARENDON-  
INCLUDING SEVEN OAKS, WEST COLUMBIA, CAYCE,  
LEXINGTON, RED BANK, OAK GROVE, COLUMBIA, SUMTER, ORANGEBURG,  
BROOKDALE, ST. MATTHEWS, MANNING, AND SUMMERTON  
255 PM EDT FRI APR 20 2018  
 
TONIGHT SAT SAT NIGHT SUN  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0 20  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 1 PM  
PRECIP END CONTINUING  
MIN/MAX TEMP 40 73 46 71  
MAX/MIN RH 83 23 91 42  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR NE 5 LGT/VAR E 5  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR E 6 LGT/VAR E 8  
INVERSION 2000 0900 2000 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 10 POOR 24 FAIR 18 GEN POOR 24 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 40 FAIR 3 VERY POOR 37 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 3 3 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 3 2 4 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 5000 4000  
TRANSPORT WIND E 10 SE 14  
VENTILATION RATE 50000 56000  
DSI 2 4 2 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S.  
MAXIMUM RH 89 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 74 PERCENT.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS NEAR 100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.   
MONDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. EAST WINDS  
AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 99 PERCENT. NORTHWEST  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 92 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH  
41 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
89 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 39 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH AS  
10 MPH.  
 

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

 
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