Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN KENTUCKY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON KY
616 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL GENERALLY BE IN CONTROL TODAY.
HOWEVER...LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO BE TRAPPED BELOW A
STRONG SUBSIDENCE INVERSION THROUGH MID MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON. AS A
RESULT...EXPECT DRIZZLE TO CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF EASTERN
KY DURING THIS TIME. EVEN AS DRY AIR MIXES DOWN...THERE SHOULD STILL
BE ENOUGH MOISTURE IN THE LOW LEVELS TO KEEP MIN RH LEVELS WELL ABOVE
60 PERCENT IN MOST LOCATIONS. DESPITE LIGHT WINDS AT THE
SURFACE...STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE ALOFT THROUGH THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS. UNFORTUNATELY...EVEN AS WE BREAK OUT OF LOW CLOUDS
TODAY...ANOTHER INCOMING SYSTEM WILL INTRODUCE THICKENING HIGH CLOUDS
TO MUCH OF THE AREA. THIS SYSTEM COULD BRING A SHOT OF LIGHT
PRECIPITATION TO MUCH OF EASTERN KY /ESPECIALLY IN AREAS NEAR THE TN
BORDER/ WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING AND WILL KEEP MIN RH
VALUES AT 60 PERCENT OR HIGHER.

KYZ044-050>052-058>060-068-069-079-080-083>088-104-106>120-180430-
FLEMING-MONTGOMERY-BATH-ROWAN-ESTILL-POWELL-MENIFEE-ROCKCASTLE-
JACKSON-PULASKI-LAUREL-WAYNE-MCCREARY-WHITLEY-KNOX-BELL-HARLAN-
ELLIOTT-MORGAN-JOHNSON-WOLFE-MAGOFFIN-FLOYD-LEE-BREATHITT-KNOTT-
OWSLEY-PERRY-CLAY-LESLIE-LETCHER-MARTIN-PIKE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLEMINGSBURG...MOUNT STERLING...
OWINGSVILLE...MOREHEAD...IRVINE...STANTON...FRENCHBURG...
MOUNT VERNON...MCKEE...SOMERSET...LONDON...MONTICELLO...
WHITLEY CITY...CORBIN...WILLIAMSBURG...BARBOURVILLE...MIDDLESBORO...
PINEVILLE...HARLAN...SANDY HOOK...WEST LIBERTY...PAINTSVILLE...
CAMPTON...SALYERSVILLE...PRESTONSBURG...BEATTYVILLE...JACKSON...
HINDMAN...BOONEVILLE...HAZARD...MANCHESTER...HYDEN...WHITESBURG...
INEZ...PIKEVILLE
616 AM EST WED DEC 17 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.
                    FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL BE POSSIBLE AT ELEVATIONS
                    ABOVE 2500 FEET.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
   24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........56-66 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE
                    GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
DISPERSION INDEX....32.
VENT RATE...........MARGINAL (32200 KNOT-FT).
PROB OF PRECIP......10 PERCENT.
QPF (INCHES)........NONE.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 29.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........76-86 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
PROB OF PRECIP......10 PERCENT.
QPF (INCHES)........NONE.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. FLURRIES POSSIBLE IN THE
                    MORNING. SPRINKLES POSSIBLE.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 39.
   24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.
DISPERSION INDEX....19.
VENT RATE...........POOR (18900 KNOT-FT).
PROB OF PRECIP......10 PERCENT.
QPF (INCHES)........0.03 INCHES.

$$

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. LIGHT WINDS.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. LIGHT WINDS BECOMING
NORTH AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW LATE AT
NIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN
LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF SNOW EARLY...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW LATE AT NIGHT.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH
LATE AT NIGHT.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH EARLY BECOMING LIGHT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$
JMW





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