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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 low pressure system is currently affecting area, bringing continued moisture to eastern Kentucky today. Rain showers will be likely throughout the day, with general accumulations of under half an inch. A few rumbles of thunder may also be possible during the late afternoon. By tonight, the low pressure system will begin to shift eastward and away from eastern Kentucky. While scattered to likely showers will continue to impact eastern Kentucky overnight, additional accumulations will be light. Highest rain chances will be along the far SE portion of the state where upslope flow is favored. Rain chances will taper off from west to east throughout the day Wednesday as high pressure starts to take hold across Kentucky from the west. Winds will be variable but breezy through the first half of the day today, becoming predominately NWrly and lighter this afternoon through Wednesday.

Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch (RFW) 

Routine Fire Weather Forecast (FWF)  Issued: 04/24/2018 05:03:32 AM EST

Fire Weather Point Forecast (FWM)  Issued: 04/23/2018 02:44:54 PM EST

Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)  Issued: 04/24/2018 03:37:23 AM EST

 

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