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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

VAZ098-020900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

DATE           08/01/14      SAT 08/02/14            SUN 08/03/14            MON
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                      72          79          73          79          74
TEMP             78 77 74 73 74 77 78 79 77 75 74 73 74 77 78 79 77 76 75 74 75
DEWPT            70 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 72 71 71 71 71 71 71 70 70
MAX/MIN RH                   96          72          95          72          88
RH               75 82 89 94 91 83 79 77 83 87 90 93 92 81 78 76 81 86 88 88 84
WIND DIR          E SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  E NE
WIND DIR DEG     11 12 13 14 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 17 16 12 12 11 12 14 15 10 05
WIND SPD         12  9  9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  9  6  5  4
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)       100 96 92 95 93 93 94 95 94 97 94 95 95 95 95 94 92 92 92 86 80
VSBY              3  3  4  4  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4
POP 12HR                    100          80          70          80          80
QPF 12HR                   0.80        0.65        0.62        0.47        0.24
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  L  L  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  L  L  L
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S
LAL                     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     2
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              1500   900  2000  2000  1300  1100  1800  1600  1300  1200
T WIND DIR             SE     S     S     S     S     S    SW     S    SE     S
T WIND SPD             19    17    19    18    16    13    13    11    10     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    22    22    38    37    21    20    26    21    11    11
MAX LVORI               4     5     4     4     5     5     4     4     5     5
STABILITY               D     D     C     C     D     D     D     C     D     D
CEILING              4000  4700  3200  5500  5500  3400  2400  4700  6300  4000
PRESSURE            30.09 30.04 30.06 30.06 30.05 30.04 30.06 30.06 30.02 30.02


DATE           08/04 TUE 08/05/14 WED 08/06/14 THU 08/07/14 FRI 08/08/14
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          81    72    85    73    88    73    83    73    84
TEMP          80 78 74 75 84 80 75 76 87 82 76 75 82 79 75 75 83 80
DEWPT         70 69 68 70 68 70 69 69 69 69 69 69 68 68 69 70 67 68
MIN/MAX RH       67    89    55    83    52    84    58    88    55
RH            71 75 81 84 59 70 81 78 55 65 79 82 63 71 83 84 59 68
WIND DIR      SE SE SW  N  S SE SW  W NW  S  W NW  N SE SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD       6  6  4  5  1  6  6  6  6  5  5  6  6  6  6  6  8  9
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60    50    30    30    20    20    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS     L  C  C  C  C  C  C        S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS          C  C  C  C  C  C  C        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