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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

MDZ025-252100-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
520 AM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

DATE             SUN 01/25/15            MON 01/26/15            TUE 01/27/15
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                      47          39          44          33          34
TEMP             34 42 46 45 39 39 40 41 42 43 43 42 41 39 37 36 34 34 34 33 31
DEWPT            30 30 30 31 31 34 37 38 39 41 41 40 38 37 34 32 28 27 26 26 25
MIN/MAX RH                   53          83          67          93          73
RH               87 63 53 56 72 81 88 90 89 93 93 94 90 92 88 86 80 75 72 75 78
WIND DIR          W  W  W SW SW  E  E  E  E  E  E  E NE  N  N  N NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     27 28 26 24 22 09 09 08 07 08 08 08 04 01 35 34 33 32 31 31 30
WIND SPD         11 10  8  5  4  4  8 11 16 17 17 18 19 21 23 20 19 19 18 18 18
CLOUDS           FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        10 27 44 53 61 74 87 90 93 96 98 99 99 99 98 98 97 93 89 85 80
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5  5  5  5  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2
POP 12HR                      5          20          70          70          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.20        0.26        0.11
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                S  S  C  C  L  L  L  L                     
SNOW                                                  L  L  L  L  L  L         
SNOWSHWRS                                                               C  C  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1            
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     3     3     2            
MIX HGT              2500  2000   300   300   600   600   400  1000            
T WIND DIR              W     W     E     E     E     E    NE     N            
T WIND SPD             13     8     5    14    21    18    25    28            
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR            
ADI                    33    28     9    22    26    23    28    33            
MAX LVORI               4     3     5     4     3     5     5     4            
STABILITY               C     C     F     D     D     D     D     D            
CEILING             23500 10800  8200 13400  1700  1000  1000  1000            
PRESSURE            29.81 29.88 29.89 29.88 29.78 29.67 29.63 29.59            


DATE          WED 01/28/15 THU 01/29/15 FRI 01/30/15 SAT 01/31/15
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          24    32    28    40    35    41    26    33
TEMP          28 27 31 30 29 29 39 38 36 35 40 34 29 27 32 30
DEWPT         20 18 17 18 20 21 24 30 32 32 29 26 22 19 17 19
MAX/MIN RH       85    51    75    53    88    57    76    49
RH            71 69 54 61 70 72 55 73 84 88 65 73 76 72 52 63
WIND DIR       N  N NW NW  N NW SW SW SW  W NW NW  N  N NW NW
WIND SPD      14 14 16 12  8  3  5  9 10  9 16 16 16 13 11  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 SC FW FW FW SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR         20     5     5    10    30    10    10    10
RAIN                                   C  C                  
SNOWSHWRS      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