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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

VAZ098-232100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT MON MAR 23 2015

DATE             MON 03/23/15            TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15
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                      41          36          42          38          57
TEMP             40 41 40 40 39 38 38 37 38 41 41 41 39 38 38 39 40 51 53 51 53
DEWPT            30 30 29 28 28 28 27 28 29 31 31 31 32 32 33 35 37 40 43 45 46
MIN/MAX RH                   58          73          62          90          63
RH               66 65 64 62 66 67 66 69 72 67 67 68 76 78 82 86 88 66 70 78 78
WIND DIR         NE NE  N  N NE NE NE NE NE NE  N NE NE NE NE NE NE  E SE SE  S
WIND DIR DEG     03 03 02 02 03 03 04 03 03 02 02 03 04 04 04 05 05 08 11 13 16
WIND SPD         19 19 17 14 13 12 11 11 12 12 12 10  9  9  8  8  6  8  9  8  8
CLOUDS           OV B2 B2 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        92 86 79 59 38 49 60 67 74 71 67 66 66 67 68 73 78 72 67 65 64
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5
POP 12HR                      5           5           5           5          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                                          C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     3     4
MIX HGT              1500  1400   800  1200  1500  1300   300   300   600   500
T WIND DIR              N    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE     E    SE
T WIND SPD             25    16    16    17    14    14    11    11     5     6
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    41    34    17    16    26    23    15    12     7     8
MAX LVORI               3     3     3     4     3     4     4     5     4     4
STABILITY               D     D     C     D     D     C     C     E     E     C
CEILING              5500  4700  4000  3200  3200  3200  3600  5500  5500  3800
PRESSURE            30.15 30.20 30.20 30.22 30.26 30.31 30.34 30.34 30.34 30.27


DATE          THU 03/26/15 FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15
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          52    63    49    54    42    47    37    48
TEMP          53 54 61 57 52 50 53 49 44 43 46 43 39 38 47 45
DEWPT         48 52 55 55 51 46 43 41 38 34 32 30 28 26 25 30
MAX/MIN RH       91    72    99    61    78    51    65    40
RH            82 92 78 93 97 87 69 73 78 69 58 60 64 63 42 55
WIND DIR       S  S SW  S  W  N  N NE  N  N  N  N  N  N NW SW
WIND SPD      11 12 14 10  8  6  9  8  9 11 11  9 11 10 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW
POP 12HR         40    60    40    40    30    30    10    10
RAIN           C  C                    C  C  C  C            
RAIN SHWRS           L  L  C  C  C  C                        
TSTMS                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