637  
FNUS52 KCAE 211953  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
MOISTURE WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT MONDAY AND THE  
FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA LATE MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING.  
SURFACE WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE SOUTH MONDAY AHEAD OF THE FRONT  
WITH SPEEDS RANGING FROM 5 TO 10 MPH. TRANSPORT WINDS WILL ALSO  
BE OUT OF THE SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH. EXPECT DECENT LOW LEVEL MIXING  
MONDAY NIGHT WHICH WILL PREVENT THE TYPICAL NOCTURNAL INVERSION.  
WEST SURFACE WINDS WILL GUST TO AROUND 25 MPH TUESDAY BEHIND THE  
FRONT. AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES WILL BE IN THE MID 30S.  
 
THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR PATCHY EARLY MORNING FOG ON MONDAY.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-220930-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 60 20  
MIN/MAX TEMP 43 68 52 61  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR S 6 W 8 G24  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR S 5 SW 8 W 10 G26  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.11 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2 0  
PRECIP BEGIN CONTINUING CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 9 AM  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 99 55 100 35  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3200 4000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 15 W 26  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 48000 104000  
ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 14 GEN POOR 18 GEN POOR 57 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 43 GEN GOOD 21 FAIR 72 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 5 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 7 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 11PM-7AM/GD  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-220930-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 60 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 41 65 52 62  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR S 6 SW 9 G25  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR S 5 SW 9 W 11 G27  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 7 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 9 AM  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 53 100 34  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 2 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 2600 4000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 15 W 26  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 39000 104000  
ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 9 POOR 19 GEN POOR 61 GOOD  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 38 FAIR 23 FAIR 74 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 5 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 37 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-220930-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 50 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 42 70 55 65  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR S 7 W 9 G24  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR S 6 S 8 W 12 G27  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 7 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 10 AM  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 99 54 100 33  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 5 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 3500 3900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 16 W 25  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 56000 97500  
ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 12 POOR 19 GEN POOR 56 GEN GOOD  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 46 GEN GOOD 21 FAIR 72 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 7 5 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 6 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 11PM-7AM/GD  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 29 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.  
MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-220930-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 60 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 40 66 54 65  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR S 6 SW 11 G25  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR S 5 S 9 W 12 G29  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 7 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 10 AM  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 51 100 35  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 2 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 2400 4100  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) S 14 W 28  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 33600 114800  
ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 7 POOR 19 GEN POOR 62 GOOD  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 37 FAIR 24 FAIR 78 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 9 5 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 7 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 9PM-7AM/FA  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 58 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-220930-  
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  
253 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018  
 
TONIGHT MON MON NIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS SHOWERS  
PRECIP CHANCE (%) 0 0 60 30  
MIN/MAX TEMP 41 69 56 67  
20FT WIND/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR S 6 SW 10 G25  
20FT WIND/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR SE 5 S 9 W 12 G29  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 0 0 2 0  
PRECIP BEGIN 7 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 10 AM  
MAX/MIN HUMIDITY % 100 51 100 34  
DSI 2 2  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 5  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL/MSL) 2800 4000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) SE 13 W 26  
VENT RATE (MPH-FT) 36400 104000  
ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 7 POOR 20 GEN POOR 61 GOOD  
ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 34 FAIR 23 FAIR 75 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 4 8 5 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 7 2 5 1  
DISPERSION 7PM-8AM/VP 11PM-7AM/GD  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 36 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. EAST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 72 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.  
 

 
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES ABOVE 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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