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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

MDZ025-210900-
ASSATEAGUE ISLAND RAWS - WORCHESTER MD
38.08N  75.20W ELEV. 12 FT
520 PM EST SAT DEC 20 2014

DATE           12/20/14      SUN 12/21/14            MON 12/22/14            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
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      32          45          35          50          46
TEMP             34 33 34 34 34 42 44 43 38 37 36 37 39 46 49 48 46 46 46 47 47
DEWPT            25 24 23 24 24 26 27 28 28 31 35 35 35 38 41 44 45 46 46 46 47
MAX/MIN RH                   73          45          89          67         100
RH               72 71 70 70 70 53 49 53 70 78 79 89 83 70 76 77 94100100100100
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE  E  E  E  E  E NE NE  E
WIND DIR DEG     34 35 35 34 35 35 35 35 35 00 01 02 05 09 07 07 07 07 05 05 07
WIND SPD          8  5  6  6  8  6  6  6  4  4  4  6  9 10 10 11 14 14 13 11 11
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2
CLOUDS(%)        63 59 54 47 39 33 26 24 23 32 42 54 66 83100 99 97 95 93 90 87
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  5
POP 12HR                      0           0          10          80          70
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.16        0.09
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                  C  C  D  D  L  L  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     2     3     4     4     3     2     3     4
MIX HGT              1000   800  2100  2000   900   600  1800  1300   400   500
T WIND DIR              N     N     N     N     N    NE     E    NE     N     N
T WIND SPD              6     8     8     5     5    10    17    23    25    16
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     9     8    18    16     7    12    37    35    31    16
MAX LVORI               4     4     3     3     5     6     4     4     5     7
STABILITY               C     F     F     C     C     F     D     D     D     D
CEILING              8900  6300 30000 30000 26600 23500  6300  1700  1000  1000
PRESSURE            30.26 30.26 30.28 30.28 30.31 30.26 30.22 30.17 30.17 30.11


DATE           12/23 WED 12/24/14 THU 12/25/14 FRI 12/26/14 SAT 12/27/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          53    51    58    44    49    40    49    42    49
TEMP          50 52 52 53 57 51 47 44 48 44 42 41 48 45 43 42 48 44
DEWPT         48 49 50 51 55 51 44 36 32 32 33 33 35 39 39 40 42 41
MIN/MAX RH       85    96    80   100    48    74    57    94    71
RH            92 91 93 94 91100 88 73 53 61 71 73 60 79 86 94 79 87
WIND DIR       E SE SE SE  S  S SW SW  W  W  W  W SW  S SW SW SW  W
WIND SPD       6  6 10 12 18 18 19 20 23 17 13  8  9 10 12 11 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR         30    80    90    70    20     5     5    10    20
RAIN           C  C  L  D        L  C  S                           
RAIN SHWRS                 D  D  L                             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