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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

MDZ025-052100-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
520 AM EST THU MAR 5 2015

DATE             THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15            SAT 03/07/15
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                      37          19          30          16          37
TEMP             36 34 33 30 25 24 24 20 20 25 29 29 24 21 19 17 18 28 35 36 34
DEWPT            34 33 31 28 23 19 17 13 10  9  7  8 10 11 13 14 15 18 20 23 26
MIN/MAX RH                   84          88          46          81          59
RH               92 96 92 90 91 81 75 73 65 50 39 40 55 65 77 87 87 64 55 59 72
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW NW  W SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     01 01 01 00 35 35 35 35 00 00 00 00 00 34 32 30 29 26 24 23 22
WIND SPD         16 17 17 18 16 16 16 16 14 11 10  8  5  6  8  8  6  8  9  9  9
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 SC FW SC SC SC FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)       100100100100100 93 86 50 14 32 41 47 24 14  5  5  6  9 11 11 11
VSBY              5  5  4  1  1 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                    100          60           5           5           5
QPF 12HR                   0.53        0.05           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                     T           T       00-00                        
RAIN              D  D  D                                                      
SLEET                   D  D                                                   
SNOW                       D  L                                                
WINTER STORM      W  W  W  W  W  W                                             
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     2     4     4     4     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              1000  1100  1600  1700  1600  1300   300   300   600   600
T WIND DIR              N     N     N     N    NE     N     N    NW     W    SW
T WIND SPD             20    23    24    23    14    11    10     9    10    14
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    27    29    30    40    32    19     8     8    15    18
MAX LVORI               5     4     4     3     3     3     3     5     4     3
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     C     B     F     F     B     B
CEILING              1500  1000  6300 25100 30000 15900 30000 30000 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.10 30.20 30.31 30.47 30.53 30.51 30.44 30.38 30.35 30.31


DATE          SUN 03/08/15 MON 03/09/15 TUE 03/10/15 WED 03/11/15
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          31    46    34    48    34    46    37    52
TEMP          32 32 44 41 37 35 46 42 37 35 44 42 39 38 50 45
DEWPT         29 28 31 31 31 31 33 34 33 31 35 36 37 35 38 39
MAX/MIN RH       89    53    84    54    90    61    95    57
RH            89 85 60 67 80 83 60 73 84 86 69 77 93 89 64 79
WIND DIR       W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW  W NW SW SW SW  W  W  W
WIND SPD      10  8  4  3  4  5  8  6  5  5  6  6  8  8  6  5
AVG CLOUDS    FW SC FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR          5     5    10    10    10    10    20    20
RAIN                                               S  S  S  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