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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

MDZ025-190900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
620 PM EDT THU SEP 18 2014

DATE           09/18/14      FRI 09/19/14            SAT 09/20/14            SUN
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                      59          72          61          77          65
TEMP             67 63 62 61 64 71 71 70 67 64 63 63 65 74 75 75 70 68 67 67 69
DEWPT            56 56 56 57 58 58 59 59 59 60 61 62 62 64 66 64 63 63 63 64 64
MAX/MIN RH                   87          59          98          66          90
RH               66 78 82 87 79 63 66 67 76 87 95 98 92 71 72 71 79 86 89 90 84
WIND DIR         NE NE  N  N NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE SE  S  S SW
WIND DIR DEG     05 02 00 00 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 08 08 08 09 11 12 15 17 19 22
WIND SPD          4  3  3  5  8 11 12 13 13 13 12 10  9 10 11 10 10  8  5  5  5
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        54 55 55 56 56 57 57 51 45 49 52 48 44 40 37 44 50 46 43 56 68
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10          20          20          10          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                    S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S              S  S  S  S   
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     4     3     3     3     4     4     4     5
MIX HGT               300   300  2400  2400   500   500  2500  2500   300   300
T WIND DIR             SW     N    NE     E    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD              3     4    11    17    20    17    17    17    13     5
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     3     7    32    34    19    19    41    49    15     8
MAX LVORI               5     6     4     3     5     5     5     4     5     6
STABILITY               F     E     C     C     E     E     C     C     F     E
CEILING              7500  8000  4000  2400  2300 30000 30000  6800 30000  8000
PRESSURE            30.01 30.07 30.15 30.21 30.23 30.25 30.23 30.18 30.11 30.01


DATE           09/21 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14 THU 09/25/14
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          78    65    75    61    70    60    71    60    72
TEMP          77 72 68 67 74 68 63 62 69 65 62 62 70 66 62 62 71 67
DEWPT         65 67 66 62 59 57 55 54 51 52 53 53 54 52 53 53 54 54
MIN/MAX RH       62    94    53    79    48    76    50    76    51
RH            66 83 94 85 59 68 75 75 51 62 73 73 57 62 72 73 55 64
WIND DIR       S SW  W NW NW NW  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD       8  9 10 12  9  8 11 11 10  6  8 13 13 13 12 13 13 11
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC
POP 12HR          5    20    20    10    10    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS           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