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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

VAZ098-292100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT WED JUL 29 2015

DATE             WED 07/29/15            THU 07/30/15            FRI 07/31/15
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                      87          74          88          74          87
TEMP             77 84 86 85 81 77 75 74 77 85 88 86 82 79 76 75 77 84 87 85 81
DEWPT            72 70 71 70 70 70 70 71 72 73 72 73 73 74 73 72 72 73 73 73 73
MIN/MAX RH                   59          90          60          93          64
RH               84 64 61 60 69 79 84 90 85 68 60 64 74 85 90 89 86 70 64 67 78
WIND DIR          S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S SW SW NW NE  E SE
WIND DIR DEG     18 15 14 14 15 17 18 18 19 16 14 14 17 18 20 22 24 31 04 08 13
WIND SPD          4  6 10 11 12 11  9  4  3  4  6 10 10  9  8  5  5  6  8  8  4
CLOUDS           FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        22 26 45 49 44 45 47 50 53 48 44 48 53 61 70 71 72 64 56 47 37
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  8  8  8  8  8  8  8  8  8  8  8
POP 12HR                     10          10          20          40          40
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.08        0.06
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  C
TSTMS                                           S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     2     3     3     3     2
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     5     5     3     3     3     5
MIX HGT              2500  2300   500   500  1900  1800   500  1100  2800  2600
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S     S    SW     N    NE
T WIND SPD              8    17    17    11    12    18    18    10     4     6
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    24    32    17    13    35    36    19    14    21    22
MAX LVORI               4     3     4     5     4     3     5     6     4     4
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     F     B     C     E     E     B
CEILING              6300  7200  6300  6200  7200 23500  4100  4000  2000 26600
PRESSURE            30.01  30.0 29.97 29.96 29.97 29.93 29.89 29.89 29.92 29.88


DATE          SAT 08/01/15 SUN 08/02/15 MON 08/03/15 TUE 08/04/15
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          71    87    75    88    74    85    74    86
TEMP          74 75 86 83 78 78 87 82 76 76 84 81 76 77 85 81
DEWPT         72 72 71 72 73 72 70 72 72 72 73 72 72 73 72 74
MAX/MIN RH      100    60    87    57    91    66    94    65
RH            94 92 62 71 85 82 59 71 86 86 69 75 87 89 66 78
WIND DIR       W  N  E  S SW SW  S  S SW SW  S  S SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD       2  3  5  8  9  5  9  9  8  9  9  9 10 10 10 11
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         30    20    20    20    20    30    30    20
RAIN SHWRS     C        S  S        S  S        C  C        S
TSTMS          C        S  S        S  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