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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

VAZ098-312100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT MON AUG 31 2015

DATE             MON 08/31/15            TUE 09/01/15            WED 09/02/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      82          73          83          74          86
TEMP             75 79 81 82 78 76 75 74 75 80 82 82 79 77 76 75 76 82 85 85 81
DEWPT            70 69 69 70 71 71 71 70 71 72 71 71 72 72 71 71 73 72 72 72 72
MIN/MAX RH                   66          91          67          92          64
RH               85 72 67 68 78 84 86 86 87 78 70 69 79 86 86 88 90 73 65 66 75
WIND DIR         NW  S  S  S  S  S  S  W  N  N  N  E SE  S SW SW SW SW  S SE  S
WIND DIR DEG     30 18 16 17 17 16 18 28 34 00 02 08 15 19 22 22 24 23 17 15 17
WIND SPD          5  6  8 10  9  6  5  3  4  4  5  5  4  4  3  2  3  4  6  6  4
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        96 95 91 89 81 80 81 80 80 55 50 50 52 48 45 39 34 33 32 37 41
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     60          40          20          20          10
QPF 12HR                   0.08        0.03           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S                     
TSTMS                   S  S  S  S              S  S  S  S                     
LAL                     2     2     2     1     2     2     2     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     4     5     5     4     4     4
MIX HGT              3300  3000   600   300  2600  2900   300   300  3900  3200
T WIND DIR             SW     S     S     W     N     E     S    SW    SW     S
T WIND SPD             12    11    12     6    10     4     5     4     5     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    29    21    15    12    21    17     4     6    21    26
MAX LVORI               4     4     5     6     4     5     6     6     5     4
STABILITY               D     C     C     D     E     B     A     F     F     B
CEILING              5500  3200  3200  1000  5500 30000 30000 30000 30000 10300
PRESSURE            30.11 30.09 30.07 30.07 30.06 30.04 30.02 30.01 30.02 30.01


DATE          THU 09/03/15 FRI 09/04/15 SAT 09/05/15 SUN 09/06/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          74    84    74    83    74    81    74    81
TEMP          76 76 83 79 76 75 82 79 76 75 80 78 75 75 80 78
DEWPT         72 71 72 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 70 71 71
MAX/MIN RH       91    67    89    67    89    72    88    72
RH            86 85 69 76 86 86 69 77 85 87 74 80 87 85 74 79
WIND DIR      SW  W  E  S SW  S  E  E  E NE  E  E  E  E  E SE
WIND SPD       4  4  6  4  2  2  8  8  4  6 10  9  5  5  9  6
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         10    20    20    20    20    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS           S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                S  S  S     S  S        S  S        S  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