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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

VAZ098-072100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 AM EST SUN FEB 7 2016

DATE             SUN 02/07/16            MON 02/08/16            TUE 02/09/16
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                      47          37          47          37          42
TEMP             36 42 44 45 44 43 41 38 38 42 45 46 42 41 40 38 37 39 41 41 37
DEWPT            31 35 35 38 38 35 33 31 31 33 33 35 37 37 36 35 34 32 29 29 28
MIN/MAX RH                   68          87          64          99          66
RH               88 78 68 73 86 83 83 81 82 68 64 67 84 97 97 95 93 83 73 66 74
WIND DIR         NE NE NE  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  W SE SE  S  S SW  W  W  W  W  W
WIND DIR DEG     02 02 02 02 01 01 00 35 33 32 26 14 15 17 19 22 25 26 26 27 27
WIND SPD         16 18 21 24 26 26 25 23 16 10  4  5  9 10 10 10 10 11 13 13 13
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 SC SC B2 OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        92 99100100100 95 86 62 51 44 49 77 89 98 95 84 68 61 64 73 77
VSBY                                                                           
POP 12HR                     60          60          20          50          30
QPF 12HR                   0.13        0.21           0        0.09        0.03
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN              C  C  L  L  L  L                                             
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  C  C  C  C  S  S  C  C   
SNOWSHWRS                                                               C  C  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     2     4     4     4     3     3     4
MIX HGT              1500  1700  1400   900  1800  3300  1400  1500  2700  2900
T WIND DIR             NE    NE     N    NW    NW     E    SE     W     W     W
T WIND SPD             25    35    39    35    17     6    13    13    21    23
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR
ADI                    52    56    43    41    36    14    16    33    57    56
MAX LVORI               3     4     4     4     3     5     8     8     4     3
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     B     C     D     D     D
CEILING             11700  9500  1700  1800  2400  3200  8000  1700  1000  2400
PRESSURE            30.09 29.95 29.76 29.67 29.76 29.71 29.65 29.52 29.52 29.59


DATE          WED 02/10/16 THU 02/11/16 FRI 02/12/16 SAT 02/13/16
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          32    40    28    38    31    42    34    40
TEMP          34 33 39 35 30 29 37 35 32 32 41 38 36 35 39 34
DEWPT         26 25 23 23 20 18 16 19 21 21 24 27 29 28 25 23
MAX/MIN RH       82    49    65    41    66    49    78    53
RH            81 78 51 61 65 61 41 52 62 64 50 64 76 75 57 65
WIND DIR       W  W  W  W  W NW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW  N  N  N
WIND SPD      14 16 16 16 16 16 13 10  9  9  9  9 11 14 16 16
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B1 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    10    10     5     5     5    20    10
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  S      
SNOWSHWRS      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