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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

MDZ025-212100-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      49          45          53          49          53
TEMP             44 46 48 48 47 46 46 46 46 49 52 52 51 50 50 49 49 51 52 52 49
DEWPT            43 45 46 46 45 45 46 46 46 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 48 47 46
MIN/MAX RH                   88         100          85          96          80
RH               99 96 92 92 94 96 99100100 95 88 88 89 93 93 96 96 90 86 83 91
WIND DIR          E  S  S  S  S SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE SE SE SE
WIND DIR DEG     07 17 18 17 16 14 09 07 08 08 09 09 10 10 09 09 08 12 13 13 13
WIND SPD          3  4  4  5  5  4  5  8  8  9 10 11 11 10 10 16 21 16 12 10 10
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        82 80 81 87 89 98 98 94 91 93 94 93 91 93 96 96 97 86 74 80 85
VSBY              1  2  7  7  7  7  6  2  2  6  4  4  4  4  4  4  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     10          70          70          80          70
QPF 12HR                      0        0.16        0.25        0.62        0.31
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE                                S  S                                    
RAIN                                   S  S                                    
RAIN SHWRS                    C  C  L        L  L  L  D  D  D  D  L  L  L  L  L
OBVIS             F  F                PF PF                                    
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     5     5
MIX HGT               300   300   300   300   300   300   300   300   500   400
T WIND DIR              S     S    SE    NE    NE     E     E     E    SE    SE
T WIND SPD              4     5     5     8    10    12    16    27    23    10
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     6     6     5    12    12    14    17    39    37    12
MAX LVORI               9     8     9     9     7     5     5     5     5     6
STABILITY               D     C     D     D     D     C     C     D     D     C
CEILING              1000  1000  1000   300  1000  1000  1000   300   300 19500
PRESSURE            29.94 29.88 29.82 29.71 29.67 29.59 29.53 29.39 29.28 29.27


DATE          TUE 01/24/17 WED 01/25/17 THU 01/26/17 FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          43    48    40    50    44    49    38    43
TEMP          45 43 47 44 42 41 49 47 45 44 48 44 40 38 42 40
DEWPT         43 41 40 39 37 38 41 42 43 42 38 38 36 34 31 31
MAX/MIN RH       96    72    94    73    95    66    86    62
RH            93 92 76 80 84 90 75 83 94 94 69 80 85 84 64 68
WIND DIR      SW  W NW NW NW  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD       5 10 16 16 13  8 12 12 14 11 12  9 10 10 10 11
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60    20     5     5    20    20    10    10
RAIN                                   S  S  S  S            
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  S  S                                    
EXPERIMENTAL ONLY...THIS PRODUCT IS FOR PLANNING AND REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY AND
IS NOT TO BE SUBSTITUTED FOR AN OFFICIAL FIRE WEATHER SPOT
FORECAST.
BELOW IS A WEATHER ELEMENT KEY FOR THIS PRODUCT.
(NOTE...WINDS DO NOT REFLECT LOCAL TERRAIN EFFECTS.)

DAY 1 THROUGH 3...
MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE
TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE
DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
MIN/MAX RH OR MAX/MIN RH(%).........MAXIMUM/MINIMUM HUMIDITY
RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........20 FT. WIND DIRECTION
WIND DIR DEG(DEGREES)...............20 FT. WIND DIRECTION IN TENS OF DEGREES
                                    RELATIVE TO DUE NORTH.
     EXAMPLE: 09 = 90 DEGREES = EAST; 18 = 180 DEGREES = SOUTH;
              27 = 270 DEGREES = WEST; 36 = 360 DEGREES = NORTH
WIND SPD(MPH).......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
WIND GUST(MPH)......................20 FT. WIND GUST
WIND CHILL..........................WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE
HEAT INDX...........................HEAT INDEX
CLOUDS(CAT).........................CLOUD COVER CATEGORY
     EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = SCATTERED;
              B1 = MOSTLY CLOUDY; B2 = CONSIDERABLE CLOUDS; OV = OVERCAST
CLOUDS(%)...........................CLOUD COVER AS A PERCENTAGE
VSBY................................VISIBILITY VALUE IN STATUTE MILES
POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION
QPF 12HR(IN)........................LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
WEATHER...
     TYPE...
       RAIN...........RAIN
       RAIN SHWRS.....RAIN SHOWERS
       TSTMS..........THUNDERSTORMS
       DRIZZLE........DRIZZLE
       SNOW...........SNOW
       SNOWSHWRS......SNOW SHOWERS
       SLEET..........SLEET
       FLURRIES.......FLURRIES
       FRZG RAIN......FREEZING RAIN
       FRZG DRZL......FREEZING DRIZZLE
     COVERAGE...
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       D..............DEFINITE
       AR.............AREAS
       PA.............PATCHY
OBVIS...............................OBSTRUCTION TO VISIBILITY
     TYPE...
       F..............FOG
       PF.............PATCHY FOG
       F+.............DENSE FOG
       H..............HAZE
       BS.............BLOWING SNOW
       K..............SMOKE
       BD.............BLOWING DUST
       AF.............VOLCANIC ASHFALL
LAL(CAT)............................LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL
HAINES(CAT).........................HAINES INDEX
MIX HGT(FT AGL).....................MIXING HEIGHT
T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED
SMOKE DISPERSION....................SMOKE DISPERSION CATEGORY
     VALUES: VP = VERY POOR; PR = POOR; FR = FAIR; GD = GOOD
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
CEILING (FT)........................CEILING
PRESSURE (INCHES MERCURY)...........STATION PRESSURE
MAX LVORI (INDEX)...................LOW VISIBILITY OCCURRENCE RISK INDEX
STABILITY (CAT).....................PASQUILL TURNER STABILITY
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY...
     EXAMPLE: W = WARNING; Y = ADVISORY; A = WATCH
     IN EFFECT FOR THE INDICATED HOUR 

DAY 4 THROUGH 7...
MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE
TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE
DEWPT(F)............................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND DIR............................20 FT. WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPD(MPH).......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
AVG CLOUDS(CAT).....................AVERAGE CLOUD COVER CATEGORY
POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION
WEATHER...
     SEE DAY 1 THROUGH 3 WEATHER DESCRIPTIONS