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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

VAZ098-232100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 AM EST SUN NOV 23 2014

DATE             SUN 11/23/14            MON 11/24/14            TUE 11/25/14
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                      61          58          73          56          60
TEMP             43 54 59 60 59 61 62 63 62 67 71 71 67 64 61 58 56 60 60 60 58
DEWPT            40 45 49 52 55 58 60 61 62 62 62 62 61 60 59 55 50 46 42 43 43
MIN/MAX RH                   64          99          66          94          49
RH               89 71 68 76 87 90 93 94100 86 74 73 81 88 94 90 81 61 51 53 57
WIND DIR         SW  S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  W NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     21 18 15 15 13 14 16 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 20 22 25 31 31 31 31
WIND SPD          4  6  9 10 12 18 23 21 17 16 18 17 16 14 12 11  8  9  8  3  3
CLOUDS           SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        45 60 75 87100100100 90 79 72 64 68 71 66 62 61 61 63 65 70 76
VSBY             10 10  4  4  2  2  2  4  4  4  4  4 10 10 10 10 10 10  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     20         100          30          10          20
QPF 12HR                      0        0.94        0.02           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                    S  S  D  D  D  D                                      C
RAIN SHWRS                                C  C  C  C                    S  S   
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     4     3     3     3     4     5     4     3     4
MIX HGT              1100  1100   600   300  1500  1500   600   500  2100  1900
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE     S     S     S     S    SW    NW     N
T WIND SPD              3    10    33    27    18    24    23    18    13     3
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     8    16    36    30    44    43    27    21    26    16
MAX LVORI               7     4     4     5     5     3     5     5     3     3
STABILITY               E     C     D     D     D     D     D     D     E     C
CEILING             15900 10800   300  1000  1000  1700  1000  1000  1000 13800
PRESSURE            30.28 30.17 30.05 29.82 29.77 29.71 29.79 29.93 30.12 30.14


DATE          WED 11/26/14 THU 11/27/14 FRI 11/28/14 SAT 11/29/14
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          47    51    40    48    40    47    37    48
TEMP          55 50 48 45 43 42 48 45 42 40 46 42 39 38 47 43
DEWPT         43 43 43 41 38 37 37 35 36 34 33 32 31 31 29 30
MAX/MIN RH       76    73    89    60    80    55    76    46
RH            64 77 84 87 85 83 65 69 79 79 60 68 72 74 50 61
WIND DIR       N NE NE  N NW  W  W  W  W  W NW NW  N NW NW NW
WIND SPD       6 13 16 14 10  9 10 12 11 12 16 13 11 10 10 10
AVG CLOUDS    B2 OV OV OV OV B2 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW
POP 12HR         60    80    50    10    10    10     5     5
RAIN           C  L  D  D  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