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

The normal fire season is separated into the spring season running February 15 through April 30 and the fall season running 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 extending from the mid- Atlantic coast southwestward over the Southern Appalachians will provide dry and mild weather through Thursday night. A cold front is then expected to move through the state from the northwest as we head into the weekend, bringing the potential for more showers and thunderstorms. Despite being dry tomorrow, transport winds will remain southerly, pumping warm air and a bit of moisture into the region. This will keep Min RH in the 45 to 55 percent range generally. RH will increase for Friday as rain begins to make its way into eastern Kentucky.

Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch (RFW) 

Routine Fire Weather Forecast (FWF)  Issued: 10/21/2020 03:57:52 PM EST

Fire Weather Point Forecast (FWM)  Issued: 10/21/2020 02:42:32 PM EST

Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)  Issued: 10/21/2020 10:21:57 PM EST

 

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