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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT THU JUL 27 2017

VAZ098-272100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT THU JUL 27 2017

DATE             THU 07/27/17            FRI 07/28/17            SAT 07/29/17
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                      83          75          84          75          83
TEMP             75 80 83 83 81 79 78 75 77 82 83 82 80 78 78 75 78 78 83 80 78
DEWPT            68 69 70 71 71 72 72 72 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 72 71 70 69 69 67
MIN/MAX RH                   65          92          72          92          65
RH               79 71 66 67 71 78 82 91 88 76 73 75 81 86 84 92 81 77 65 69 69
WIND DIR         SW  S SE  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W  W  W NW
WIND DIR DEG     21 18 15 16 18 20 22 22 23 22 20 18 19 19 21 21 24 25 27 29 31
WIND SPD          4  4  9 13 11 11 11 11  9  8 10 10  9 10 10  9 10 10 10 10 10
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B2 B1
CLOUDS(%)        53 51 56 57 82 85 86 92 93 91 89 92 92 95 95 93 84 84 64 72 63
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  4  4  7  7  3  3  3  3  4  4  4  4  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     10          60          80          80          70
QPF 12HR                      0        0.24        0.54        0.98        0.20
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                    C  C  L  L  C  C  L  L  D  D  D  D  L  L  C  C  C
TSTMS                         C  C  L  L  C  C  L  L  D  D  D  D  L  L  C  C  C
LAL                     1     3     4     4     4     5     5     5     4     3
HAINES                  3     4     4     4     4     4     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              3500  4100  1400   600  3300  3200  1400  2000  3600  3400
T WIND DIR              S     S    SW    SW    SW    SW     S     S     W    NW
T WIND SPD             10    14    16    18    11    11    10    12    18    10
SMOKE DISP             PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    PR
ADI                    29    47    17    20    29    31    11    39    46    29
MAX LVORI               4     3     4     5     4     4     6     6     4     3
STABILITY               E     C     C     D     D     C     C     D     D     C
CEILING              3200  4000  4000  1000  6300  5200  4800  2600  1000  3200
PRESSURE            30.04 29.95 29.92 29.88 29.87 29.81 29.76 29.64 29.63 29.64


DATE          SUN 07/30/17 MON 07/31/17 TUE 08/01/17 WED 08/02/17
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          71    80    71    81    72    83    74    84
TEMP          72 74 79 77 73 73 80 78 74 74 82 79 76 76 83 80
DEWPT         66 66 64 64 63 65 64 66 66 68 67 70 67 70 68 71
MAX/MIN RH       84    57    81    58    84    62    85    61
RH            81 75 59 64 72 77 58 68 75 82 62 73 75 82 61 75
WIND DIR       N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  E NE  E SE  S NW  E SE
WIND SPD      10 14 16 17 10 11 10  9  3  5  6  6  3  3  6  5
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         30     5     5    10    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  S                                          
TSTMS          C  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