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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

VAZ098-282100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT WED SEP 28 2016

DATE             WED 09/28/16            THU 09/29/16            FRI 09/30/16
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                      79          72          81          72          79
TEMP             70 77 78 77 75 75 73 73 73 79 79 78 75 74 73 73 73 78 78 76 74
DEWPT            69 70 70 70 70 70 71 70 70 70 71 70 69 70 70 68 70 70 70 69 68
MIN/MAX RH                   77          91          74          90          74
RH               97 79 77 79 86 86 91 90 90 76 75 76 82 87 89 85 89 75 75 79 83
WIND DIR         NE  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
WIND DIR DEG     02 07 11 12 12 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 11 11 12 11 11 12 14 13 13
WIND SPD          3  6  9  9  8  8  8  9 10 10 10 10 10  6  5  4  5  6  9  9 10
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        76 71 70 86 81 80 85 93 89 87 85 84 84 80 75 74 73 75 77 75 72
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  6  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50          60          60          50          40
QPF 12HR                   0.06        0.15        0.20        0.18        0.07
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS           S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                   S  S  C  C  S  S        C  C  C  C                     
LAL                     2     3     3     2     3     3     3     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     3     3     3     3     4     5
MIX HGT              2900  2700  1300  1200  2700  2500  1600  1300  3000  2800
T WIND DIR             NE     E    SE    SE     E    SE    SE     S    SE    SE
T WIND SPD              6    10    14    13    11     9     6     2     5    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    18    21    18    18    26    24     9     3    29    30
MAX LVORI               6     5     5     5     4     4     6     7     5     4
STABILITY               E     C     C     D     D     C     C     E     E     C
CEILING              4000  6300  5500  8000  5000  6300   300   300 26600 23500
PRESSURE            29.96 29.96 30.01 29.96 29.98 29.95 29.98 29.96 30.01  30.0


DATE          SAT 10/01/16 SUN 10/02/16 MON 10/03/16 TUE 10/04/16
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          68    79    68    78    68    77    68    76
TEMP          70 70 78 73 70 70 77 73 70 69 76 72 70 69 75 71
DEWPT         66 64 65 65 64 63 64 64 65 65 66 65 65 64 67 65
MAX/MIN RH       87    62    84    61    88    67    89    72
RH            87 82 64 77 83 78 63 73 85 86 70 78 86 85 76 82
WIND DIR       S  S SE SE  S  W  E SE  N  N NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD       9  6 10  9  4  4  4  5  5  8 10  9  9 11 14 13
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         30    20    20    20    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  S  S  S  S  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