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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

MDZ025-230900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
620 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

DATE           10/22/14      THU 10/23/14            FRI 10/24/14            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                      52          60          50          65          52
TEMP             56 55 54 54 52 56 59 59 55 54 53 52 52 61 64 64 58 57 55 54 53
DEWPT            51 49 47 46 45 46 46 46 46 46 45 45 45 45 43 43 46 50 49 49 49
MAX/MIN RH                   84          58          80          44          87
RH               84 81 77 76 77 70 62 62 71 74 73 78 78 57 46 48 62 78 80 83 87
WIND DIR          N  N NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     34 34 32 32 31 31 31 31 32 32 32 32 32 32 31 30 30 30 31 31 30
WIND SPD         23 24 21 19 19 21 20 18 18 16 16 17 17 14 13 12 11  9  9  8  8
CLOUDS           OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        96 89 83 81 80 79 79 75 70 62 54 37 20 21 23 22 20 24 28 25 22
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     50          20           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.09           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE           C  C  C  C                                                   
RAIN              C  C  C  C                                                   
RAIN SHWRS                    S  S  S  S                                       
TSTMS                                                                          
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     2     3     3     2     3     5     5     4
MIX HGT              1600  1500  2200  2200  1300   800  2100  2000  1500  1300
T WIND DIR             NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             34    28    27    28    27    23    21    18    17    14
SMOKE DISP             FR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    43    47    57    59    25    27    41    35    20    19
MAX LVORI               4     3     3     3     3     4     3     3     5     8
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     D     D     C     F     F
CEILING              1700  1700  1700  2400  3600  4700 24000 20800 30000 30000
PRESSURE            29.68 29.73 29.76 29.73 29.78 29.81 29.85 29.82 29.87 29.86


DATE           10/25 SUN 10/26/14 MON 10/27/14 TUE 10/28/14 WED 10/29/14
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          67    57    65    54    70    58    69    61    70
TEMP          66 60 59 58 64 59 56 56 68 64 60 59 68 65 63 62 69 65
DEWPT         49 51 51 50 49 48 48 47 48 50 52 53 55 57 57 56 56 56
MIN/MAX RH       52    78    52    74    44    79    59    85    58
RH            55 70 75 76 58 65 72 71 49 61 75 80 64 77 82 82 63 73
WIND DIR       W SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW  W
WIND SPD      11 12 16 18 18 16 14 11  9  4  6  8 10 11 12 10 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          0     5     5     5     0     0     5    10    10

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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