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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

MDZ021-230900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

DATE           10/22/14      THU 10/23/14            FRI 10/24/14            SAT
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                      48          60          48          67          48
TEMP             53 53 52 51 49 55 59 59 55 53 51 50 50 61 66 66 57 56 53 51 50
DEWPT            49 47 45 43 43 44 45 44 45 45 45 44 43 44 42 42 45 47 46 46 46
MAX/MIN RH                   86          55          84          39          86
RH               86 80 77 74 80 66 60 57 69 74 81 81 78 53 42 42 64 73 77 83 86
WIND DIR         NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W
WIND DIR DEG     33 33 32 31 31 31 31 30 32 32 31 31 31 31 31 30 29 30 30 29 28
WIND SPD         16 16 14 14 14 18 18 13 12 11 10 13 12 12 11 10  6  5  4  4  4
CLOUDS           OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        96 87 79 78 77 77 77 72 67 58 49 35 22 22 22 21 20 22 24 18 13
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     40          20           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.03           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE           C  C  C  C                                                   
RAIN              C  C  C  C                                                   
RAIN SHWRS                    S  S  S  S                                       
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     2     3     3     3     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              1200  1100  2300  2500  1300   600  2300  2300   400   400
T WIND DIR             NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW     W     W
T WIND SPD             29    26    25    28    25    17    18    14     6     6
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    GD    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    29    34    56    61    28    20    40    39     4     3
MAX LVORI               4     3     3     3     4     4     3     3     4     6
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     E     C     C     F     F
CEILING              1700  1700  1700  3200  3200  4700 23100 20800 30000 30000
PRESSURE            29.79 29.79 29.80 29.76 29.81 29.84 29.88 29.84 29.88 29.87


DATE           10/25 SUN 10/26/14 MON 10/27/14 TUE 10/28/14 WED 10/29/14
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          68    49    67    46    72    50    70    51    71
TEMP          67 59 53 51 65 56 50 49 69 60 54 52 68 60 55 53 69 60
DEWPT         46 48 47 48 47 46 44 45 45 48 49 50 53 54 52 52 53 53
MIN/MAX RH       44    93    46    93    37    96    52   100    50
RH            47 67 80 89 52 69 81 86 42 64 83 93 59 81 90 96 57 77
WIND DIR       W SW  W NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW  S SW  S SW SW SW NW
WIND SPD       9  6  8 10 14  9  6  4  4  2  3  3  9  5  5  4  6  3
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          0     5     5     5     0     0     5    10    10

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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