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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 will move from the OH Valley to the eastern seaboard through tonight. Temperatures will moderate today, but dewpoints will remain on the low side. This will lead to min rh below 25 percent in several locations, especially in the Hazard and Pineville Branches of the KDF. A low pressure system slowly moving from the Plains into the Midwest and OH valley will lead to increasing clouds starting later today, with the clouds thickening and lowering tonight and during the day on Thursday. This system will move east across the OH Valley to end the week, bringing good chances for precipitation starting on Thursday night. A half of an inch to one inch of rainfall is expected from this system.

Red Flag Warning/Fire Weather Watch (RFW) 

Routine Fire Weather Forecast (FWF)  Issued: 01/22/2020 05:55:54 AM EST

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Area Forecast Discussion (AFD)  Issued: 01/22/2020 06:49:54 AM EST

 

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