Fire Weather
Fire Weather Logo The National Weather Service's Fire Weather Program is designed to provide forecast, warning, and consultation services for the prevention, suppression, and management of forest and rangeland fires and for a host of land management activities. These meteorological services are built to meet the weather requirements of federal and state wild land managers.

WFO Jackson has fire weather responsibility for most of eastern Kentucky, including the Daniel Boone National Forest, and portions of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation area, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, and Jefferson National Forest.

The normal fire season will be separated into two periods. The spring season will run from February 15 through April 30. The fall fire season will run from October 1 through December 15. These dates may change depending on the severity of the fire season.


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 Fire Weather Discussion for Eastern Kentucky:

A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE WEATHER
OF EASTERN KENTUCKY DRY TODAY INTO EARLY TONIGHT. LOW LEVEL CLOUD
COVER WILL CONTINUE TO BLANKET THE AREA EARLY...BUT WILL THIN OUT
AS THE DAY WEARS ON...GIVING WAY TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES BY THIS
AFTERNOON. CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE AGAIN THIS EVENING...AS
AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CURRENTLY SITUATED OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
BEGINS MOVING ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
WILL MOVE ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY FROM LATE TONIGHT
THROUGH LATE SATURDAY MORNING. MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP
TO BETWEEN 44 AND 54 PERCENT TODAY...AND TO BETWEEN 65 AND 75
PERCENT ON SATURDAY. THE INCOMING MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH THE 
APPROACHING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL KEEP WILD FIRE DANGER AT A BARE
MINIMUM THROUGH THE WEEKEND.


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Fire Weather Forecasts from Jackson, KY
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Fire Weather Forecast FWF This product was last issued:
5:31 AM Fri Dec 19th 2014
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Issued once daily. Contains weather elements of critical importance to fire managers, such as relative humidity, precipitation duration and amounts, smoke mixing heights, and transport winds.
Point Forecast FWM This product was last issued:
3:36 PM Mon Dec 15th 2014
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Issued daily during the fire season. Contains a coded forecast of weather elements critical to fire behavior for specific forest sites in our fire weather forecast area.
Fire Weather Watch
Red Flag Warning
RFW None issued by this office recently.   Issued when extreme burning conditions are forecast, including very low relative humidity, strong winds, and dry forest fuels.
Area Forecast Discussion AFD This product was last issued:
10:50 AM Fri Dec 19th 2014
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A technical discussion of the meteorological reasoning behind the forecast.

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