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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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East Kentucky Fire Weather Discussion  Issued: 03/24/2017 03:03:16 PM EST

Dry and warm weather will persist into Saturday, before a cold front gradually moves in across the area for the second half of the weekend, bringing wetting rains to eastern Kentucky. Above normal temperatures will continue into next week, with shower chances sticking around, as the cold front remains stalled in the vicinity of the area.

Fire Weather Products Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

No Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches Issued Recently

Routine Fire Weather Forecast (FWF)  Issued: 03/24/2017 03:03:16 PM EST

Fire Weather Point Forecast (FWM)  Issued: 03/24/2017 02:03:45 PM EST

Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)  Issued: 03/25/2017 01:03:26 AM EST


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