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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

VAZ098-190900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

DATE           01/18/17      THU 01/19/17            FRI 01/20/17            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
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      43          53          41          55          45
TEMP             54 50 47 45 45 52 53 52 45 44 43 43 43 50 53 53 49 47 46 46 46
DEWPT            43 42 40 40 39 39 39 39 39 40 40 40 40 43 44 45 45 46 46 46 45
MAX/MIN RH                   82          58          90          70         100
RH               67 74 76 81 80 62 58 60 79 84 87 87 88 76 72 74 86 97 99 99 96
WIND DIR         NW  N  N  N  N  N NW NW SW SW  S SW  S  S SE  S  S  S SW  W  W
WIND DIR DEG     33 35 35 34 00 34 33 32 23 20 20 20 18 17 15 16 17 20 24 26 26
WIND SPD          8  9 10 10  9  9  6  4  2  3  3  3  3  4  6  5  5  4  4  4  3
CLOUDS           B1 FW FW FW FW FW SC FW FW SC SC B1 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)        64 18 18 20 25 25 28 25 23 35 40 54 70 92 96 96 89 83 76 68 75
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0           0           5          60          40
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.13        0.03
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                  C  C  C  L  C  C         
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     4     3     2     4     5
MIX HGT              1300   900  2000  1900   300   300  1800  1800   300   300
T WIND DIR              N     N     N    NW    SW     S     S     S    SW    NW
T WIND SPD             12    17    12     5     4     5     8     9     4     8
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    15    20    26    21     3     7    19    20     5     7
MAX LVORI               4     4     4     5     6     6     5     5    10     9
STABILITY               C     E     F     C     C     E     D     C     C     E
CEILING             30000 30000 26600 26200 30000 24800  9800  4000  1700 26600
PRESSURE            30.04 30.07 30.10 30.05 30.06 30.02 30.03 29.93 29.93 29.90


DATE           01/21 SUN 01/22/17 MON 01/23/17 TUE 01/24/17 WED 01/25/17
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          54    47    57    50    58    46    55    44    55
TEMP          53 51 48 48 56 54 51 51 57 52 49 47 54 50 46 45 54 52
DEWPT         48 47 48 48 53 53 51 51 53 51 48 47 45 45 43 44 45 46
MIN/MAX RH       82   100    87   100    80   100    69    94    69
RH            83 87100100 91 96100100 86 96 96100 72 83 90 96 71 80
WIND DIR       S SE  E  E  E SE  E SE SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
WIND SPD       4  5  4  6  9 10 11 13 14 10  6  8 10 10 10  9 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW
POP 12HR         10    50    60    70    50    40    20     5     5
RAIN SHWRS           C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C  S  S            
TSTMS                         S  C  C     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