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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

High pressure centered over the Southeastern U.S. will lead to record or near record high temperatures through Saturday. Meanwhile, passing upper level disturbances and a nearly stationary extending from the OH Valley into WV will lead to chances for showers and thunderstorms again today, especially for locations near and north of the Mountain Parkway and near the WV border. Locations nearer to Lake Cumberland and the TN border should remain dry. The boundary will slowly move northeast as a warm front as low pressure tracks well to the north of the region through late Saturday. An isolated shower or thunderstorm cannot be ruled out on Saturday as well. Another cold front should sag toward the OH Valley and become nearly stationary on Sunday before pushing back to the north as a warm front early next week. Isolated to scattered mainly afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms will remain possible for Sunday into Monday.

Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch (RFW) 

Routine Fire Weather Forecast (FWF)  Issued: 05/24/2019 04:25:18 AM EST

Fire Weather Point Forecast (FWM) 

Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)  Issued: 05/24/2019 06:59:38 AM EST

 

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