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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

VAZ098-260900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

DATE           02/25/17      SUN 02/26/17            MON 02/27/17            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
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                      42          51          39          58          52
TEMP             68 59 51 44 42 46 49 51 46 42 42 39 41 53 57 57 55 54 54 55 55
DEWPT            51 43 35 30 28 26 22 23 25 27 28 29 31 34 38 41 43 47 49 51 52
MAX/MIN RH                   60          33          69          47          92
RH               54 54 53 56 57 44 34 33 44 55 56 65 68 48 50 54 65 77 83 86 91
WIND DIR          W NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     26 30 31 31 31 31 29 29 24 20 20 20 19 18 17 16 15 16 17 18 18
WIND SPD         17 18 19 16 10 10  9  6  3  3  4  5  4  6  6  8  6  8  8  8  6
CLOUDS           B1 SC CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        67 45  5 11 16 10  6 12 12 20 28 39 51 58 64 72 80 84 87 87 87
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50           0           0           5          50
QPF 12HR                   0.05           0           0           0        0.13
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C                                               C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             C                                                            
LAL                     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     5     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT              3800  3700  4300  4100  1700   800  2400  3500   500   300
T WIND DIR              W    NW    NW     W     W     S     S     S    SE     S
T WIND SPD             20    21    14    12     6     5    12    11     9     9
SMOKE DISP             GD    GD    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    36    52    48    47     5     7    34    35    10    16
MAX LVORI               2     2     1     2     3     3     3     3     5     5
STABILITY               D     D     E     B     B     F     E     C     C     D
CEILING              5500 30000 30000 30000 18200 17100 11700 12700  2400  9800
PRESSURE            29.63 29.90 30.10 30.17 30.31 30.39 30.47 30.42 30.38 30.30


DATE           02/28 WED 03/01/17 THU 03/02/17 FRI 03/03/17 SAT 03/04/17
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          65    57    72    52    59    41    52    36    48
TEMP          64 62 59 58 70 63 56 53 58 51 45 42 51 45 39 37 46 45
DEWPT         55 55 56 57 58 56 52 45 37 35 31 29 30 28 25 24 22 27
MIN/MAX RH       70    97    59    84    43    61    41    59    37
RH            73 78 90 96 66 78 84 75 46 53 57 60 44 51 56 59 38 49
WIND DIR       S SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW  W  W NW NW NW NW SW
WIND SPD      10  9  9 10 13 12 16 13 13 10 10  8 12 12 14 14 10  9
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 FW FW FW SC SC FW FW FW
POP 12HR         40    20    20    50    50     5    10     5     5
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  S  S     S  C  C  C  C                        

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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