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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

VAZ098-252100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT SAT APR 25 2015

DATE             SAT 04/25/15            SUN 04/26/15            MON 04/27/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      54          45          56          45          62
TEMP             53 54 53 50 47 48 46 47 48 51 53 54 51 48 46 46 49 56 58 56 52
DEWPT            40 37 36 39 41 44 45 44 46 45 45 44 44 43 43 42 44 43 41 41 42
MIN/MAX RH                   51          96          68          87          52
RH               60 52 52 67 79 87 96 90 91 79 72 69 77 83 87 86 82 61 52 57 69
WIND DIR         NE NE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E NE  N  N  N  N NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     02 04 11 13 12 10 07 07 07 04 02 01 01 35 33 33 33 33 33 33 32
WIND SPD          8  5  3  5 10 10 10 10 10 14 17 17 16 12  9 10 12 12 12 11 10
CLOUDS           B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B1 FW SC SC SC B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)        65 85 99 98100100100100100100100 97 93 58 22 29 35 49 63 56 48
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     80          80          80          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.15        0.35        0.22           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                    C  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  C  C                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     2     2     2     2     3     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              2000  1700   700   700  1100  1600  1400  1000  3600  3900
T WIND DIR             NE     E    NE    NE    NE     N     N     W    NW    NW
T WIND SPD              9     9    18    21    25    21     9     9    10    12
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR
ADI                    26    15    17    26    38    41    13    11    32    34
MAX LVORI               2     4     5     5     4     4     6     5     3     4
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     D     C     E     E     C
CEILING              8900  4000  1000  1000  1000  3200  7200 29000 20200  4700
PRESSURE            29.94 29.89 29.70 29.59 29.54 29.62 29.67 29.69 29.75 29.78


DATE          TUE 04/28/15 WED 04/29/15 THU 04/30/15 FRI 05/01/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          49    65    51    63    51    62    50    64
TEMP          50 52 63 60 54 53 62 58 53 53 61 57 52 52 63 60
DEWPT         43 43 43 45 47 48 47 48 50 51 50 49 49 49 49 49
MAX/MIN RH       78    46    86    59    96    64    93    58
RH            78 72 48 58 77 84 59 69 89 93 66 74 88 88 61 67
WIND DIR      NW NW  N NE  N  N  E  E  E  E NE  N NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD      13 13 12  4  1  3  6 10  6 10  9 13 11 13 10  5
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC
POP 12HR         10     5    10    20    40    40    30    10
RAIN                             S  S  C  C  C  C            
RAIN SHWRS                                         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