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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

VAZ098-290900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

DATE           08/28/14      FRI 08/29/14            SAT 08/30/14            SUN
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      73          81          73          83          74
TEMP             78 76 75 74 74 78 80 80 77 75 74 74 75 79 82 82 79 77 76 75 76
DEWPT            69 68 68 67 67 65 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 72
MAX/MIN RH                   82          55          87          63          89
RH               73 79 80 80 79 65 58 60 68 76 81 85 85 73 67 68 76 83 84 86 86
WIND DIR          E  E NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE SE SE SE  S  S SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     08 08 04 05 05 04 05 07 09 10 11 11 10 12 12 13 14 17 19 21 21
WIND SPD          3  3  5  9  9 10 10 10  8  5  4  4  5  5  8  9  8  6  6  5  5
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        51 52 54 52 49 53 56 59 61 61 60 60 59 60 60 54 48 47 46 48 50
VSBY              6  6  6  6 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     20          20          20          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S            
TSTMS             S  S  S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S            
LAL                     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     1
HAINES                  5     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     5
MIX HGT               300  1200  3600  3500   800   900  3200  3000   700   900
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE    NE     E     E    SE    SE     S    SW
T WIND SPD              8    12    10    10    10     8     6    12    14    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    14    16    27    26    10     9    20    30    14    16
MAX LVORI               5     4     3     3     4     5     4     4     4     5
STABILITY               F     E     C     C     E     E     B     B     F     F
CEILING              4000  6300  4700  4700  4000  2400  2400  4700 18500 30000
PRESSURE            29.95 30.03 30.07 30.12 30.12 30.17 30.17 30.15 30.12 30.12


DATE           08/31 MON 09/01/14 TUE 09/02/14 WED 09/03/14 THU 09/04/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          84    75    86    76    86    74    83    71    81
TEMP          83 80 77 77 85 81 78 78 85 81 76 76 82 78 73 73 80 77
DEWPT         71 72 71 72 71 72 72 72 71 70 70 71 70 70 69 70 67 66
MIN/MAX RH       62    87    60    86    57    87    64    91    59
RH            67 76 82 85 63 73 84 84 62 70 81 85 67 76 87 90 65 70
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW SW  S SW SW SW  S SW  W NE SE SW  N NE NE
WIND SPD      10  9 10  8  6  9 10  8  5  9  8  3  6  4  2  3  9  5
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    20    40    40    30    30    30    10    20
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  C           S
TSTMS             S  S     C  C  C        C  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