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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST THU FEB 22 2018

VAZ098-222100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 AM EST THU FEB 22 2018

DATE             THU 02/22/18            FRI 02/23/18            SAT 02/24/18
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                      70          48          57          53          73
TEMP             57 62 66 66 59 55 51 50 50 53 56 57 54 55 55 55 56 62 70 71 64
DEWPT            56 58 57 56 55 52 48 49 49 50 51 52 52 53 54 54 54 56 58 58 56
MIN/MAX RH                   72         100          81          96          62
RH               97 86 73 72 87 89 89 97 97 91 84 84 92 94 95 96 93 81 67 64 75
WIND DIR          S SW SW SW NW  N  N  N  N NE SE SE  S  S SW SW SW SW SW  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     18 21 22 22 29 01 00 00 02 03 15 12 16 19 21 22 22 22 21 19 19
WIND SPD          5  9  8  6  3  9 10 11  8  3  3  6  6  8  8  8  8  9 10 10  9
CLOUDS           B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)        73 64 54 64 74 81 89 89 84 80 76 62 47 48 48 51 53 56 58 65 72
VSBY              2  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     10          20          20          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                          S  S  S  S  S  S                                 
RAIN SHWRS                                                                    S
OBVIS            PF PF PF PF                                                   
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     5     3     3     3     4     5     5     3     4
MIX HGT               900   800   400   500   800   700   300   200   900   900
T WIND DIR             SW     S    NE     N     N     W    SW     S    SW     S
T WIND SPD             10     8    16    19    10     6     6     9    11    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    12     8    18    21    17     8     8     9    17    15
MAX LVORI               6     6     6     5     5     6     7     6     6     4
STABILITY               E     C     C     D     D     C     B     E     E     C
CEILING              4700 30000 23500  1000  1000  1000  1000 30000 23500 20800
PRESSURE            30.46 30.38 30.42 30.46 30.48 30.36 30.29 30.21 30.18 30.09


DATE          SUN 02/25/18 MON 02/26/18 TUE 02/27/18 WED 02/28/18
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          58    71    51    57    44    55    41    54
TEMP          61 60 70 68 60 52 49 49 45 44 54 51 47 41 54 53
DEWPT         54 57 60 58 53 47 45 43 41 40 40 39 36 35 37 39
MAX/MIN RH       88    66    81    81    86    58    79    52
RH            76 89 69 70 78 83 86 80 85 85 58 63 65 78 54 60
WIND DIR       S SW SW SW  W  N NE  N NE  N  N  N  N  N NW  S
WIND SPD      10 10 14 10  8  9  9  6  5  6  9  8 11 12  9  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW SC
POP 12HR         20    40    40    30    20    10     0     5
RAIN SHWRS     S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  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