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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

VAZ098-302100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 AM EST FRI JAN 30 2015

DATE             FRI 01/30/15            SAT 01/31/15            SUN 02/01/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      44          24          37          30          47
TEMP             39 42 43 42 35 31 28 26 25 31 35 36 34 32 31 31 31 39 45 46 44
DEWPT            32 29 24 17 17 15 13 12 11 10  9 11 13 15 17 19 21 24 27 30 32
MIN/MAX RH                   40          54          31          69          49
RH               77 60 46 36 48 52 52 54 54 41 33 35 41 49 56 62 66 54 49 53 62
WIND DIR          W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW  S
WIND DIR DEG     28 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 31 30 29 27 26 25 25 25 25 22 18
WIND SPD         12 17 19 21 18 18 17 16 14 17 14 11  8  5  5  4  4  5  6  6  5
CLOUDS           OV B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        92 75 57 37 16 14 12  7  2  4  6 11 17 33 49 62 75 80 85 90 94
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5
POP 12HR                     10           0           0           0           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                                                    L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1      
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     4     4     4     4      
MIX HGT              5000  5500  2000  2000  3000  2900   800   300  3900      
T WIND DIR             NW    NW    NW    NW    NW     W    SW    SW     W      
T WIND SPD             28    34    35    29    24    17    10    10     6      
SMOKE DISP             VG    EX    GD    FR    GD    FR    PR    PR    PR      
ADI                    96   111    72    38    61    52    13    11    16      
MAX LVORI               3     1     1     2     2     2     3     3     3      
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     C     B     E     E      
CEILING              4700  4000 30000 30000 30000 26600 20800 14800  8000      
PRESSURE            29.92 29.94 30.09 30.17 30.26 30.26 30.27 30.26 30.23      


DATE          MON 02/02/15 TUE 02/03/15 WED 02/04/15 THU 02/05/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          41    42    25    36    32    47    35    40
TEMP          42 41 42 34 29 26 35 34 33 33 45 41 38 35 39 35
DEWPT         35 36 32 24 19 17 16 20 25 31 38 40 38 35 28 28
MAX/MIN RH       93    60    70    43    92    70   100    59
RH            76 81 68 66 66 67 45 56 72 93 76 97100 99 64 75
WIND DIR       S SW  N  N NW  N NW  S SW SW  W  N NW  N  N NW
WIND SPD      10  8 20 17 17 16  9  3  6  4  6  5  4  8  9  6
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC
POP 12HR         70    70    20     5    10    50    50    30
RAIN                                         C  C  C  C  C  C
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  L  L  S                                 
SNOW                                               C  C  C  C
SNOWSHWRS                  S                                 

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