249  
FNUS52 KCAE 161929  
FWFCAE  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR CENTRAL SOUTH CAROLINA  
AND EAST CENTRAL GEORGIA  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD OVER THE AREA.  
SURFACE WINDS WILL BE GENERALLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE. AN UPPER DISTURBANCE  
WILL PASS BY TO THE NORTH OF THE REGION THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT WITH  
LIGHT AND VARIABLE SURFACE WINDS...EVENTUALLY FAVORING A SOUTHWESTERLY  
DIRECTION LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. EXPECT INCREASING CLOUDINESS FRIDAY AND  
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY WITH A FRONTAL SYSTEM.  
 
FOG POTENTIAL FOR TONIGHT: AREAS OF PATCHY DENSE FOG ARE EXPECTED.  
 
GAZ040-063-064-SCZ018-025-170915-  
LINCOLN-MCDUFFIE-COLUMBIA-MCCORMICK-EDGEFIELD-  
INCLUDING LINCOLNTON, THOMSON, MARTINEZ, EVANS,  
MCCORMICK, EDGEFIELD, AND JOHNSTON  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY MCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 20 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 1 AM  
MIN/MAX TEMP 32 59 42 63  
MAX/MIN RH 100 47 99 57  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 1900 1100 2200 1000  
DISPERSION VERY POOR VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 3 VERY POOR 10 POOR 4 VERY POOR 29 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 28 FAIR 4 VERY POOR 34 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 5 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 7 3  
MIXING HEIGHT 2600 2900  
TRANSPORT WIND SW 9 SW 8  
VENTILATION RATE 23400 23200  
DSI 2 2 1 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 65 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
99 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS  
5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.  
MAXIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY, COLDER. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH  
33 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. MAXIMUM RH  
68 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
46 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ020-021-026-170915-  
NEWBERRY-FAIRFIELD-SALUDA-  
INCLUDING NEWBERRY, WINNSBORO, WINNSBORO MILLS,  
SALUDA, AND RIDGE SPRING  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 30 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 2 AM  
MIN/MAX TEMP 31 55 41 62  
MAX/MIN RH 100 52 100 58  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 1800 1000 2100 1100  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 3 VERY POOR 15 GEN POOR 4 VERY POOR 23 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 29 FAIR 5 VERY POOR 25 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 6 8  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 8 3  
MIXING HEIGHT 2500 3100  
TRANSPORT WIND SW 10 E 6  
VENTILATION RATE 25000 18600  
DSI 2 2 1 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 71 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 54 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AS HIGH  
AS 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.  
MAXIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY, COLDER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
32 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. MAXIMUM RH  
67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
45 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 73 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
GAZ065-077-SCZ030-035-041-170915-  
RICHMOND-BURKE-AIKEN-BARNWELL-BAMBERG-  
INCLUDING AUGUSTA, HEPHZIBAH, WAYNESBORO, AIKEN,  
NORTH AUGUSTA, BARNWELL, WILLISTON, BLACKVILLE, BAMBERG,  
AND DENMARK  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 20 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 1 AM  
MIN/MAX TEMP 33 61 43 65  
MAX/MIN RH 100 43 98 56  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 1900 1100 2100 1000  
DISPERSION VERY POOR VERY POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 3 VERY POOR 11 POOR 5 VERY POOR 31 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 33 FAIR 4 VERY POOR 35 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 8 4 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 6 3  
MIXING HEIGHT 2900 3000  
TRANSPORT WIND SW 10 W 8  
VENTILATION RATE 29000 24000  
DSI 2 2 1 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RH 60 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS  
5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
COOLER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.  
MAXIMUM RH 63 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY, COLDER. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM RH  
33 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. MAXIMUM RH  
67 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH  
47 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS AROUND 40. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT.  
EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ015-016-022-029-170915-  
LANCASTER-CHESTERFIELD-KERSHAW-LEE-  
INCLUDING LANCASTER, ELGIN, LANCASTER MILL, CHERAW,  
PAGELAND, CAMDEN, LUGOFF, AND BISHOPVILLE  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 30 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 2  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 3 AM  
MIN/MAX TEMP 32 56 41 63  
MAX/MIN RH 100 49 99 54  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 1900 1000 2000 1000  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 3 VERY POOR 18 GEN POOR 4 VERY POOR 23 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 4 VERY POOR 32 FAIR 5 VERY POOR 26 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 7 5 7  
MAX LVORI LATE 8 2 7 3  
MIXING HEIGHT 2600 3300  
TRANSPORT WIND SW 10 N 5  
VENTILATION RATE 26000 16500  
DSI 2 2 1 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
99 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
99 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.  
MAXIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY, COLDER. HIGHS AROUND 40. MINIMUM RH 30 PERCENT.  
NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. MAXIMUM RH  
59 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
43 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH  
70 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
SCZ027-028-031-036>038-170915-  
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  
229 PM EST WED JAN 16 2019  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER CLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP 0 0 20 0  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 1 AM  
MIN/MAX TEMP 32 59 42 64  
MAX/MIN RH 100 46 98 54  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR LGT/VAR  
INVERSION 1900 1100 1900 1000  
DISPERSION VERY POOR POOR  
MAX ADI EARLY 2 VERY POOR 13 GEN POOR 4 VERY POOR 33 FAIR  
MAX ADI LATE 2 VERY POOR 31 FAIR 5 VERY POOR 37 FAIR  
MAX LVORI EARLY 5 7 5 6  
MAX LVORI LATE 7 2 6 3  
MIXING HEIGHT 2900 3100  
TRANSPORT WIND SW 9 W 8  
VENTILATION RATE 26100 24800  
DSI 2 2 1 2  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AS  
HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. MAXIMUM RH  
99 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 90 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AS LOW AS  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. MINIMUM RH 55 PERCENT. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. MUCH COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.  
MAXIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS LOW AS 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY, COLDER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
32 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AS HIGH AS 10 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. MAXIMUM RH  
63 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RH  
47 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. NOT AS COOL. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH  
100 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AS LOW AS 5 MPH OR LESS.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 68 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS AS HIGH AS 5 MPH.  
 

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

 
 
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