National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

VAZ098-180900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE           09/17/14      THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT
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                      67          75          64          76          66
TEMP             72 70 69 69 70 74 75 74 71 68 66 65 67 75 75 74 70 68 68 67 69
DEWPT            63 63 63 63 62 61 58 57 59 60 61 61 62 60 61 61 61 61 63 63 64
MAX/MIN RH                   81          52          85          57          89
RH               72 79 79 81 77 62 55 56 66 75 81 84 82 60 62 64 73 78 87 89 85
WIND DIR         NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
WIND DIR DEG     05 06 06 06 05 05 05 07 08 08 08 07 07 07 07 08 08 09 09 09 09
WIND SPD          9  9  8  8  8 11 11 10  9  8  6 10 11 13 14 13 13 12 10 10 10
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        63 65 67 66 65 62 58 54 50 47 42 49 55 56 56 45 34 36 38 41 44
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     20          20          10          10          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S  S  S                                S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     4     4     3     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              1200  1400  4300  3900  1600  1600  3900  3100  1500   900
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE    NE     E     E     E     E     E     E
T WIND SPD              6     5     5     5     5     6     8     9    10     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    15    15    33    22    12    16    41    34    24    17
MAX LVORI               5     6     4     3     5     7     4     4     6     9
STABILITY               C     E     D     C     B     F     D     C     C     E
CEILING              5500  4700  4700 14800  5500  5500  7700  7200 14000 30000
PRESSURE            29.92 29.92 29.93 29.95 29.98 30.05 30.12 30.18 30.19 30.18


DATE           09/20 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
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          77    69    79    71    80    67    74    65    74
TEMP          76 72 70 71 78 75 73 72 79 74 69 68 73 70 67 66 73 69
DEWPT         64 60 65 66 64 66 65 65 64 64 63 61 59 57 58 58 58 56
MIN/MAX RH       62    89    58    81    55    82    55    77    53
RH            68 66 82 85 62 74 77 79 59 70 81 79 62 64 73 74 59 62
WIND DIR       E  E SE NW SE  S SW SW  W  W  N  N  N  N NE  N NE NE
WIND SPD      11 10  5  4  6 10 10 10  9  5  8 13 14 12 13 16 16 12
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    10    10    10    20    20    20    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     S  S                    S  S  S  S  S  S            

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NCZ014-180900-
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