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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

MDZ021-212100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
520 AM EST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      53          45          57          49          57
TEMP             43 48 52 52 49 48 47 46 46 52 56 56 53 52 51 50 50 53 56 56 50
DEWPT            43 46 47 48 47 47 47 46 46 49 50 50 50 49 49 48 48 49 49 49 46
MIN/MAX RH                   84         100          79          96          76
RH              100 94 84 87 93 96100100100 89 82 82 89 90 92 93 93 88 79 79 86
WIND DIR         SE  S  S  S SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
WIND DIR DEG     15 18 18 17 15 13 09 07 07 08 08 08 09 08 07 07 08 10 10 09 08
WIND SPD          1  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  8  9 10 10 11 13 16 13 12  9  8
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        88 90 88 89 91 97 97 95 93 95 96 95 94 96 97 96 94 87 80 83 87
VSBY              2  2  7  7  7  7  7  2  2  6  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  6
POP 12HR                     10          50          70          80          80
QPF 12HR                      0        0.10        0.28        0.58        0.38
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE                                S  S                                    
RAIN                                   S  S                                    
RAIN SHWRS                    C  C  C        L  L  L  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  L
OBVIS             F  F                PF PF                                    
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     2     3     3     3     2     2     2     5     5
MIX HGT               300   300   300   300   300   300   300   300  1000   800
T WIND DIR              S     S    SE    NE     E     E     E     E     E     E
T WIND SPD              8     9     5     3     8    13    16    24    19    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    11    11     4     4    13    16    16    31    29    13
MAX LVORI               9     6    10    10     9     5     5     5     4     5
STABILITY               D     B     D     D     D     D     D     D     D     C
CEILING              1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  2400
PRESSURE            29.93 29.85 29.80 29.72 29.69 29.59 29.54 29.37 29.26 29.26


DATE          TUE 01/24/17 WED 01/25/17 THU 01/26/17 FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          43    49    38    53    42    50    36    44
TEMP          45 43 48 44 40 39 51 48 44 43 49 43 39 37 43 39
DEWPT         43 40 39 37 36 37 40 41 42 40 37 37 33 31 29 28
MAX/MIN RH       93    66    90    63    93    62    83    55
RH            92 89 72 77 84 92 67 77 92 89 64 78 80 78 57 64
WIND DIR       W NW NW NW NW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD       3  8 13 11  6  3  9  9 10  9 10  6  6  5  9  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60    20     5     5    20    10     5    10
RAIN                                   S  S  S  S            
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  S  S                                    
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