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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

VAZ098-270900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016

DATE           07/26/16      WED 07/27/16            THU 07/28/16            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      79          90          78          89          78
TEMP             84 81 80 79 81 87 90 89 84 81 80 78 80 87 88 87 84 80 79 78 81
DEWPT            76 76 75 75 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 77 77 77 77 77 77 76 76
MAX/MIN RH                   90          63          94          69          93
RH               77 84 87 90 84 69 64 67 79 86 89 94 88 72 69 71 81 90 93 93 86
WIND DIR         SE  S  S SW  W  W SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     14 16 19 21 25 26 12 12 15 17 20 19 18 17 14 14 16 16 19 21 22
WIND SPD          5  4  4  4  4  3  3  4  3  3  3  3  3  5  4  8  6  6  8  8  8
CLOUDS           B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        69 70 68 62 57 55 66 66 67 64 62 62 62 60 57 61 65 59 54 46 39
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  7
POP 12HR                     30          30          30          30          30
QPF 12HR                   0.14        0.12        0.07        0.02        0.01
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  C  C  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S   
TSTMS             C  C  C  C  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S   
LAL                     3     3     3     3     3     2     3     3     3     2
HAINES                  4     4     5     5     5     4     4     4     5     5
MIX HGT              1400   700  3600  3500  1400   700  3400  3200   500   400
T WIND DIR              S    SW     W    SW    SW     S     S    SE     S    SW
T WIND SPD              6     5     5     4     5     4     8    12     9    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     9    16    13     4     5    29    30    11    13
MAX LVORI               6     6     4     4     6     8     5     4     6     5
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     B     F     E     B     B     F
CEILING              7300  8000  4700  4700 11200  5500  8000  6100  4700 20800
PRESSURE            29.92 29.92 29.95 29.92 29.92 29.90 29.88 29.85 29.84 29.81


DATE           07/29 SAT 07/30/16 SUN 07/31/16 MON 08/01/16 TUE 08/02/16
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          90    78    89    78    88    77    86    76    85
TEMP          89 84 81 79 88 83 79 79 86 84 80 77 86 81 77 77 83 81
DEWPT         75 76 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 74 75 74 74 73 72 71
MIN/MAX RH       64    90    66    93    69    93    69    92    67
RH            64 77 82 88 66 77 88 88 71 74 85 93 69 80 88 88 69 73
WIND DIR      SW  S SW  W SW SE  S SW  S  S SW SW  S  E  W NW NE NE
WIND SPD       6  5  4  4  3  4  4  6  5  6  8  6  5  3  4  6  9  5
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC
POP 12HR         20    20    20    30    40    50    50    50    30
RAIN SHWRS        S  S     S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             S  S     S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C

$$
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