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 RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE JUST TO OUR EAST WILL 
CONTINUE TO PROVIDE DRY AIR FOR OUR AREA. AN UPPER LEVEL 
DISTURBANCE AND A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST 
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY...BUT WILL NOT BRING ANY RAIN...ONLY SOME 
MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS AND A MODEST INCREASE IN HUMIDITY. OUR 
NEXT SHOT AT RAIN IS NOT UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...AS 
ANOTHER COLD FRONT AND DISTURBANCE MOVE IN.



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Fire Weather Forecasts from Jackson, KY
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Fire Weather Forecast FWF This product was last issued:
5:29 AM Thu Apr 17th 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:
3:28 PM Wed Apr 16th 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 This product was last issued:
8:04 PM Thu Apr 10th 2014
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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:
2:59 PM Thu Apr 17th 2014
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A technical discussion of the meteorological reasoning behind the forecast.

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