609  
FNUS52 KCAE 220822  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
   
..ELEVATED FIRE DANGER TODAY
 
 
   
DISCUSSION
 
A DRY AIRMASS WILL BE OVER THE REGION TODAY AND FRIDAY  
AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS ACROSS THE AREA. NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS  
THIS MORNING WILL BECOME MORE WESTERLY THIS AFTERNOON. MIN RH WILL  
BE IN THE 15 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE TODAY THEN 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE  
ON FRIDAY. A STORM SYSTEM WILL BRING WIDESPREAD RAIN LATE FRIDAY NIGHT  
INTO SATURDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING SEASONABLY WARM  
TEMPERATURES AND DRY WEATHER SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
 
FOG POTENTIAL FOR TONIGHT: LOW.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-222130-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 66 37 72  
MAX/MIN RH 17 74 25  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 5 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 0800 2100 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 41 GEN GOOD 43 GEN GOOD 20 GEN POOR  
MAX ADI LATE 59 GEN GOOD 2 VERY POOR 39 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 2 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 1 3 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 6700 5400  
TRANSPORT WIND W 13 S 8  
VENTILATION RATE 87100 43200  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 4  
DSI 4 3 3  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE  
MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 96 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
98 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 41 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
87 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT.  
EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
92 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
37 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
92 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH  
40 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-222130-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 65 36 70  
MAX/MIN RH 16 72 23  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 5 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 0900 2100 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 42 GEN GOOD 47 GEN GOOD 26 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 65 GOOD 2 VERY POOR 47 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 2 4  
MAX LVORI LATE 1 3 1  
MIXING HEIGHT 7300 5800  
TRANSPORT WIND W 14 SW 10  
VENTILATION RATE 102200 58000  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 4  
DSI 4 3 3  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 92 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
96 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
84 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 32 PERCENT.  
EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
89 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
35 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
38 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-222130-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING AUGUSTA, HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 67 38 74  
MAX/MIN RH 16 71 24  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 0800 2100 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 47 GEN GOOD 39 FAIR 29 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 50 GEN GOOD 2 VERY POOR 33 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 2 2 3  
MAX LVORI LATE 2 3 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 6200 5500  
TRANSPORT WIND W 12 S 7  
VENTILATION RATE 74400 38500  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 6 4  
DSI 4 3 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE  
MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH 94 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 60 PERCENT.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE  
MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
98 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. MAXIMUM RH 86 PERCENT.  
NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 35 PERCENT.  
EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
94 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
36 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
95 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH  
39 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ016-022-029-115-116-222130-  
CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-NORTHERN LANCASTER-SOUTHERN LANCASTER-  
INCLUDING CHERAW, PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF,  
BISHOPVILLE, INDIAN LAND, LANCASTER, ELGIN, AND LANCASTER MILL  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 64 37 71  
MAX/MIN RH 16 70 23  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 6 LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 0800 2200 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 50 GEN GOOD 57 GEN GOOD 25 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 78 GOOD 2 VERY POOR 64 GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 3 2 3  
MAX LVORI LATE 1 3 1  
MIXING HEIGHT 7700 6000  
TRANSPORT WIND W 16 SW 14  
VENTILATION RATE 123200 84000  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 4  
DSI 4 3 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 84 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION NEAR  
100 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
96 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 40 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
79 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 31 PERCENT.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
87 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH 34 PERCENT.  
SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
87 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH  
37 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-037-038-135>137-222130-  
LEXINGTON-RICHLAND-SUMTER-CALHOUN-CLARENDON-  
NORTHWESTERN ORANGEBURG-CENTRAL ORANGEBURG-  
SOUTHEASTERN ORANGEBURG-  
INCLUDING SEVEN OAKS, WEST COLUMBIA, CAYCE,  
LEXINGTON, RED BANK, OAK GROVE, COLUMBIA, SUMTER, ST. MATTHEWS,  
MANNING, SUMMERTON, NORTH, ORANGEBURG, AND HOLLY HILL  
422 AM EDT THU APR 22 2021  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR CLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION  
PRECIP BEGIN  
PRECIP END  
MIN/MAX TEMP 66 37 73  
MAX/MIN RH 15 73 22  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) NW 5 LGT/VAR S 5  
INVERSION 0800 2100 0900  
DISPERSION VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 47 GEN GOOD 45 GEN GOOD 24 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 62 GOOD 2 VERY POOR 44 GEN GOOD  
MAX LVORI EARLY 2 2 3  
MAX LVORI LATE 1 3 2  
MIXING HEIGHT 6800 5700  
TRANSPORT WIND W 14 SW 10  
VENTILATION RATE 95200 57000  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 4  
DSI 4 3 4  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH 90 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION  
90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
97 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. MINIMUM RH 43 PERCENT.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
81 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. MINIMUM RH 33 PERCENT.  
NORTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
91 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. MINIMUM RH  
35 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
92 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM RH  
38 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.  
 

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

 
 
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