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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

MDZ025-250900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
620 PM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

DATE           08/24/16      THU 08/25/16            FRI 08/26/16            SAT
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                      72          82          75          84          76
TEMP             76 75 74 73 76 81 81 80 78 77 76 76 78 82 83 82 79 78 77 77 79
DEWPT            63 65 66 67 68 69 69 69 70 71 72 72 72 73 74 74 73 74 73 73 73
MAX/MIN RH                   82          66          87          74          89
RH               64 73 78 82 77 66 66 68 77 82 86 86 84 75 75 77 83 89 87 87 81
WIND DIR         SE  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  N
WIND DIR DEG     15 17 19 20 21 21 19 19 20 19 20 21 22 22 21 21 21 22 24 29 34
WIND SPD          6  6  4  5  6  8 11 14 14 14 13 12 11 10 10 10 10  8  6  5  3
CLOUDS           CL CL FW FW FW FW SC FW SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         3  5  7 12 18 22 27 22 31 44 52 49 33 38 35 35 13 11 22 18 23
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0           5          10          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     5     5     5     4     3     5     5     4     4
MIX HGT               500   500  3600  3600   500   300  3500  3500   500   600
T WIND DIR              S     S    SW     S     S    SW    SW    SW     W     N
T WIND SPD             10     9    12    18    21    20    13     9     5    10
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     8    10    39    48    20    22    30    28     5    13
MAX LVORI               4     5     4     3     4     4     4     4     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     F     C     C     E     E     B     B     F
CEILING             30000 30000 30000 30000 15900  5500 18200 30000 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.17 30.14 30.12 30.07 30.03  30.0  30.0 29.94 29.97 30.01


DATE           08/27 SUN 08/28/16 MON 08/29/16 TUE 08/30/16 WED 08/31/16
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          84    75    83    74    83    74    83    75    84
TEMP          83 79 76 76 82 81 76 75 82 80 77 74 83 80 78 75 84 79
DEWPT         73 73 73 72 72 71 72 71 71 71 71 72 72 72 74 73 74 72
MIN/MAX RH       69    95    70    91    69    93    71    95    73
RH            71 81 91 88 71 73 87 88 69 75 82 93 71 77 87 93 73 80
WIND DIR      NE  E  E NE  E  E SE  E  E SE  S SW  S  S SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD       8  6  4  5  9  9  5  4  8  6  5  4  8  8  9  6 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          5     5     5    10     5    10    20    10    20
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  S        S  S
TSTMS                                              S  S        S  S

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VAZ081-250900-
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