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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

VAZ098-230900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT SAT APR 22 2017

DATE           04/22/17      SUN 04/23/17            MON 04/24/17            TUE
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                      54          60          56          70          61
TEMP             57 57 57 56 55 56 57 55 56 57 56 57 59 64 66 66 65 62 61 62 64
DEWPT            57 56 55 53 51 52 52 53 52 54 56 56 58 59 59 59 58 60 61 61 60
MAX/MIN RH                  100          82         100          76          99
RH               99 97 93 90 85 84 83 91 88 92100 97 95 83 78 78 79 92 99 95 87
WIND DIR         NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG     02 04 04 03 04 05 06 05 06 06 06 06 06 07 06 06 06 05 05 05 05
WIND SPD         14 16 13 14 16 13 14 14 16 14 13 12 11 10 10 12 14 13 13 16 16
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        97 98 96 96 98 96 94 97 94 96 95 97 97 97 95 92 96 95 95 91 92
VSBY              4  6  6  6  7  7  6  6  6  6  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     80          80          80          80          80
QPF 12HR                   0.36        0.30        0.31        0.89        0.37
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        D  L  L  L  C  C  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  L
TSTMS             S                 S  S  S  S  S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     2     2     2     2     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     2     2     2     2     3     3     4     3     3
MIX HGT               300   300   300   300   300   300   300   300   300   300
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE     E     E
T WIND SPD             24    20    24    27    29    24    10     9    11    33
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    24    24    28    31    28    26    19    11    12    43
MAX LVORI               5     5     4     4     5     5     4     4     8     5
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     D     D     C     D     D
CEILING              1000  1000  1000  1000   900   300   300  6300   300  5300
PRESSURE            29.92 29.96 30.02 30.01 29.97 29.89 29.89 29.84 29.80 29.68


DATE           04/25 WED 04/26/17 THU 04/27/17 FRI 04/28/17 SAT 04/29/17
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          71    59    72    63    79    66    78    67    81
TEMP          66 66 61 61 70 68 65 66 77 74 69 68 77 74 69 70 80 75
DEWPT         61 58 58 57 57 59 60 61 62 63 62 63 63 63 64 63 64 63
MIN/MAX RH       83    92    61    92    57    87    60    86    55
RH            84 74 89 86 62 73 83 84 61 70 79 84 62 69 82 79 58 65
WIND DIR      NE NE  N NW NW  S  S SW  S  S  S SW  S  S  S SW  S  S
WIND SPD      11 10 10 10  6  3  6  8 10 10 10  9 10 11 10 10 10 10
AVG CLOUDS    OV B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         70    30    10    10    10    10    10    10    10
RAIN              C  C  C                                          
RAIN SHWRS     L  L                                                

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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