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

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST
FOR NORTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA AND SOUTHEAST NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
TEMPERATURES WILL GRADUALLY RISE OVERNIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY AS A
MILD COASTAL FRONT WEAKENS AND MOVES INLAND AHEAD OF INCREASING
SOUTHERLY WINDS. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING RAIN TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY WITH A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY
NIGHT. CLEARING IS EXPECTED CHRISTMAS DAY WITH SEASONABLE TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES INTO SATURDAY. ANOTHER STORM
SYSTEM WILL SPREAD RAIN ACROSS THE CAROLINAS SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK...BEFORE CLEAR AND COOLER CONDITIONS SETTLE IN
LATE TUESDAY THROUGH MID WEEK.

FOG POTENTIAL FOR TONIGHT...HIGH.

NCZ105>110-241245-
INLAND PENDER-COASTAL PENDER-INLAND NEW HANOVER-COASTAL NEW HANOVER-
INLAND BRUNSWICK-COASTAL BRUNSWICK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURGAW...SURF CITY...TOPSAIL BEACH...
WILMINGTON...CAROLINA BEACH...WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH...LELAND...
BOLIVIA...SHALLOTTE...OCEAN ISLE BEACH...HOLDEN BEACH...OAK ISLAND...
SOUTHPORT
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    CHRISTMAS DAY

CLOUD AMOUNT          CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP CHC (%)        100          100          90           0
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE
LAL                   1            2            2            1
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           71           53           59
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         S 10         S 13 G21     W 12
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  7        S 13         SW 12 G22    W 11
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.69         1.18         0.48         0.00
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           8
INVERSION             CONTINUED    68/1100      0 100        53/0600
MAX/MIN RH (%)        100          83           100          48
DSI                                1                         1
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)                1290                      4430
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 18                      W 18
VENTILATION RATE                   23220                     79740
ADI EARLY             8 POOR       19 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  52 GEN GOOD
ADI LATE              12 POOR      28 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  52 GEN GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            4            4
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            5            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH
90 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 50 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH
98 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 95 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 91 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 61 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 40. MAXIMUM RH 99 PERCENT IN THE EVENING. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.

$$

NCZ096-099-241245-
BLADEN-COLUMBUS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELIZABETHTOWN...WHITEVILLE
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    CHRISTMAS DAY

CLOUD AMOUNT          CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP CHC (%)        100          100          90           0
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE
LAL                   1            2            2            1
MIN/MAX TEMP          49           72           51           59
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  3         S 10         S 12 G21     W 11
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  7        S 12         SW 13 G22    W  8
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.82         1.39         0.39         0.00
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           8
INVERSION             CONTINUED    68/1100      0 100        52/0600
MAX/MIN RH (%)        100          85           100          46
DSI                                1                         2
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)                1690                      4930
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 17                      W 16
VENTILATION RATE                   28730                     78880
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       18 GEN POOR  19 GEN POOR  50 GEN GOOD
ADI LATE              12 POOR      31 FAIR      16 GEN POOR  50 GEN GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            6            4            4
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            5            2

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH 97 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH
99 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
53 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH 97 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 67 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 91 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT IN THE EVENING. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

SCZ053>056-241245-
INLAND HORRY-COASTAL HORRY-INLAND GEORGETOWN-COASTAL GEORGETOWN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CONWAY...MYRTLE BEACH...
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH...GARDEN CITY...ANDREWS...GEORGETOWN...
MURRELLS INLET
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    CHRISTMAS DAY

CLOUD AMOUNT          CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP CHC (%)        100          100          90           0
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE
LAL                   1            2            2            1
MIN/MAX TEMP          52           72           50           59
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  4         S 11         S 13 G22     W 12
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  7        S 13         SW 13 G22    W  9
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.79         1.33         0.37         0.00
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           6
INVERSION             CONTINUED    68/1000      0 100        50/0600
MAX/MIN RH (%)        99           83           100          49
DSI                                1                         1
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)                1400                      4520
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 18                      W 17
VENTILATION RATE                   25200                     76840
ADI EARLY             9 POOR       19 GEN POOR  21 FAIR      51 GEN GOOD
ADI LATE              13 GEN POOR  30 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  49 GEN GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            4            4
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            5            1

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH
95 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 53 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH
99 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
59 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 94 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 70 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 95 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 62 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT IN THE EVENING. NORTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

$$

NCZ087-SCZ017-023-024-241245-
ROBESON-MARLBORO-DARLINGTON-DILLON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUMBERTON...BENNETTSVILLE...DARLINGTON...
DILLON
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    CHRISTMAS DAY

CLOUD AMOUNT          CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP CHC (%)        100          100          90           0
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE
LAL                   1            2            2            1
MIN/MAX TEMP          48           72           47           59
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  5         S 10         S 13 G21     W 12
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  6        S 13         SW 14 G22    W  8
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.78         1.24         0.35         0.00
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           6
INVERSION             CONTINUED    66/1000      0 100        48/0600
MAX/MIN RH (%)        100          83           100          45
DSI                                1                         2
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)                1820                      5160
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 18                      W 17
VENTILATION RATE                   32760                     87720
ADI EARLY             10 POOR      19 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  53 GEN GOOD
ADI LATE              11 POOR      34 FAIR      18 GEN POOR  51 GEN GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       6            5            4            4
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            5            2

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH 93 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RH 45 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH
98 PERCENT. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
50 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 97 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 64 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
AROUND 40. MAXIMUM RH 93 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RH 57 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT IN THE EVENING. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.

$$

SCZ032-033-039-241245-
FLORENCE-MARION-WILLIAMSBURG-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FLORENCE...MARION...KINGSTREE
337 PM EST TUE DEC 23 2014

                      TONIGHT      WED          WED NIGHT    CHRISTMAS DAY

CLOUD AMOUNT          CLOUDY       CLOUDY       MCLDY        MCLEAR
PRECIP CHC (%)        100          100          80           0
PRECIP TYPE           RAIN         TSTMS        TSTMS        NONE
LAL                   1            2            2            1
MIN/MAX TEMP          50           72           49           59
WND20FT2MIN/EARLY(MPH)E  4         S 10         S 12 G21     W 12
WND20FT2MIN/LATE(MPH) SE  6        S 13         SW 14 G22    W  9
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.80         1.20         0.32         0.00
PRECIP DURATION       12           12           5
INVERSION             CONTINUED    67/1000      0 100        49/0600
MAX/MIN RH (%)        100          83           100          47
DSI                                1                         2
HAINES INDEX          3            3            3            4
MIXING HGT (FT-AGL)                1800                      4770
TRANSPORT WND (MPH)                S 18                      W 17
VENTILATION RATE                   32400                     81090
ADI EARLY             11 POOR      19 GEN POOR  20 GEN POOR  52 GEN GOOD
ADI LATE              10 POOR      34 FAIR      17 GEN POOR  50 GEN GOOD
MAX LVORI EARLY       7            5            4            4
MAX LVORI LATE        8            4            5            2

REMARKS...NONE.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. MAXIMUM RH 98 PERCENT.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RH 46 PERCENT. EAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. MAXIMUM RH
100 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RH
51 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RH 66 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 40S. MAXIMUM RH 97 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RH 59 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. MAXIMUM RH 100 PERCENT IN THE EVENING. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH.

$$

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

$$


     SC USERS                               NC USERS
===================================================================
VENTILATION RATE         BURN CATEGORY  VENTILATION RATE
===================================================================
    0 TO 17249                 1             0 TO 33499
17250 TO 34499                 2         33500 TO 44999
34500 TO 51749                 3         45000 TO 59999
51750 TO 68999                 4         60000 TO 111999
69000 OR GREATER               5        112000 OR GREATER

     SC USERS                               NC USERS
===================================================================
FORECAST SURFACE WIND    DISPERSION    FORECAST SURFACE WIND
===================================================================
                         STAGNANT       NEAR CALM
CALM                     VERY POOR      2 TO 4 MPH
2 TO 5 MPH                 POOR         5 TO 8 MPH
6 TO 8 MPH                 FAIR         9 TO 12 MPH
9 TO 13 MPH                GOOD         GREATER THAN 12 MPH
14 MPH OR MORE           EXCELLENT

ADI IS ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX BY LAVDAS.
LVORI IS LOW VISIBILITY OCCURRENCE RISK INDEX.

$$

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