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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

MDZ025-040900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
620 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

DATE           05/03/16      WED 05/04/16            THU 05/05/16            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      53          62          53          59          49
TEMP             59 56 55 54 55 59 61 61 59 56 54 54 54 57 58 58 55 52 51 50 51
DEWPT            56 54 53 52 53 53 54 54 52 53 52 51 51 51 50 50 50 51 50 50 50
MAX/MIN RH                   96          75          93          74         100
RH               89 93 93 93 94 82 78 78 79 92 93 91 90 83 76 76 82 96 96100 96
WIND DIR         NE NE  E NE  E  E NE  N NE NE  N  N NE NE NE NE NE NE  N  N  N
WIND DIR DEG     06 06 07 06 07 10 06 01 03 02 01 01 03 03 04 05 05 04 02 00 00
WIND SPD          4 10 11 10 10  9  3  4  8  6  8  8 10  9  9 10 12 10  8  9  8
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        84 85 85 86 87 89 80 78 60 62 62 66 69 84 77 87 83 83 83 82 81
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     50          40          30          40          60
QPF 12HR                   0.09        0.12        0.01        0.07        0.19
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS             C  C              S  S              S  S  S  S               
LAL                     3     1     2     2     1     2     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     3     3     3     3     2     2     2     2
MIX HGT               300   300  1000  1100   400   300   700   700   400   300
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE     N     N    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE
T WIND SPD             17    14    10    11    12    17    21    25    23    26
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    16    16    14    14    14    21    27    28    22    31
MAX LVORI               5     5     5     4     6     5     4     4     5     5
STABILITY               C     D     D     B     B     E     E     C     C     D
CEILING              1000  1000  1000  1000  4700  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000
PRESSURE            29.73 29.69 29.63 29.53 29.55 29.52 29.51 29.48 29.51 29.51


DATE           05/06 SAT 05/07/16 SUN 05/08/16 MON 05/09/16 TUE 05/10/16
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          61    52    64    56    72    55    68    59    73
TEMP          60 58 54 54 63 61 58 59 70 66 58 57 66 65 61 62 72 69
DEWPT         50 50 52 50 51 52 52 53 52 49 46 45 47 50 51 52 54 58
MIN/MAX RH       67    95    63    90    47    69    49    78    53
RH            69 76 93 86 66 73 82 80 52 55 64 64 50 59 70 71 54 69
WIND DIR       N  N NW  N  N SW SW  W NW NW NW  W SW  S SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD      10  6  8  8  8  5  9 11 13  9  4  5  9 10  9  8 10 10
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60    40    20    20    10     5    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  C  C  S  S  S  S                              

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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