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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017

MDZ025-230900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
620 PM EDT SAT JUL 22 2017

DATE           07/22/17      SUN 07/23/17            MON 07/24/17            TUE
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                      77          87          76          87          75
TEMP             80 78 78 78 80 86 86 86 83 80 78 77 78 83 86 86 82 79 77 76 77
DEWPT            75 74 75 74 76 76 76 74 75 74 75 74 75 74 74 74 74 74 74 73 73
MAX/MIN RH                   92          68          93          65          93
RH               85 89 90 88 87 73 71 68 76 84 91 90 89 73 67 67 76 87 91 92 88
WIND DIR          S SW SW SW  W  W SW  S  S  S SW SW  W  W SW SW  S SW  W  W NW
WIND DIR DEG     20 23 22 23 25 25 24 17 16 19 23 24 26 25 22 22 20 20 25 25 32
WIND SPD          9 11  8 10 10  9  9  8  8 10 10  9  8  8  8  8  8  8  6  8  6
CLOUDS           B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)        59 78 81 73 64 61 71 68 67 80 79 73 72 55 42 40 39 45 52 55 41
VSBY              7  7  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     70          30          50          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.33        0.02        0.17           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  L  C        S  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S         
TSTMS             C  C  L  S        S  C  C  C  S  S        S  S  S  S         
LAL                     4     4     2     3     3     2     2     2     2     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     4     4     5     5     5
MIX HGT               500   500  3600  3800  1200  1100  3200  3200  1000  1000
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W     N    SE     S    SW    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             11    12    14     6    10     6    14    10    11    16
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    12    18    49    24    11    23    45    44    16    18
MAX LVORI               5     5     4     4     5     7     4     4     5     5
STABILITY               C     D     D     B     C     E     E     B     B     E
CEILING              6800  5500 23500 11100 18900  1700  9700 11700 30000  7200
PRESSURE            29.73 29.76 29.75 29.76 29.75 29.76 29.84 29.86 29.90 29.90


DATE           07/25 WED 07/26/17 THU 07/27/17 FRI 07/28/17 SAT 07/29/17
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    72    79    73    82    75    84    73    82
TEMP          83 79 74 74 78 77 74 75 81 79 76 77 83 80 75 75 81 79
DEWPT         71 71 67 69 66 69 68 71 70 72 72 74 72 73 70 71 69 69
MIN/MAX RH       66    86    66    90    68    96    69    88    65
RH            67 76 79 84 66 76 82 87 68 79 88 90 71 80 84 85 67 72
WIND DIR       N NE  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  S SW  W SW  S NE  N  N  E
WIND SPD       6  9 10  9 10  9  4  4  9 10  9  8  5  3  4  9 11  6
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
POP 12HR         10    10    10    20    20    40    40    40    30
RAIN SHWRS                       S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                            S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C

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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