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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

MDZ021-270900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT MON SEP 26 2016

DATE           09/26/16      TUE 09/27/16            WED 09/28/16            THU
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                      64          69          62          74          63
TEMP             65 65 66 67 65 66 67 66 64 63 63 63 63 70 72 72 68 64 65 65 65
DEWPT            59 63 65 65 63 61 60 59 60 60 59 58 58 61 62 62 63 63 64 63 64
MAX/MIN RH                   96          76          90          66          99
RH               81 93 96 94 92 82 77 79 87 88 89 85 85 74 71 69 85 97 95 91 96
WIND DIR          S  S SW SW NW  N NE  E  E  E NE NE NE  E  E  E  E SE  S  S NE
WIND DIR DEG     16 19 21 22 33 02 03 07 08 08 04 04 05 07 07 08 08 15 18 17 05
WIND SPD         10 10 10 10  6  4  5  5  3  3  3  4  5  8  8  6  8  3  1  3  3
CLOUDS           B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)        85 94 97 99100 98 94 84 77 66 61 55 65 77 81 83 78 71 79 69 84
VSBY              7  7  7  6  5  4  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     90          70          40          40          60
QPF 12HR                   0.41        0.39        0.04        0.18        1.21
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS           C  D  D  L  L  L  L  C  C  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  C  C  C
TSTMS                   C  C                                                   
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     2     4     5     5     5     5     5     4
MIX HGT               300   300  1100  1000   300   300  2000  2000   300   300
T WIND DIR              S     W    NW     S    NE     N    NE     E    NE    NE
T WIND SPD             21    18     8     2     2     3     9     5     4     8
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    21    19    14     3     2     4    23    12     5     3
MAX LVORI               5     5     4     6     6     6     4     4     7     9
STABILITY               C     D     D     C     B     F     E     C     B     F
CEILING              3200  3200  1000  1700 26600 26600  8900  5500  4000   300
PRESSURE            29.97 29.90 29.92 29.87 29.88 29.89 29.94 29.92 29.93 29.92


DATE           09/29 FRI 09/30/16 SAT 10/01/16 SUN 10/02/16 MON 10/03/16
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          75    62    73    60    74    61    74    60    73
TEMP          72 69 64 64 72 66 62 62 72 67 63 63 73 67 63 62 72 67
DEWPT         65 63 63 62 61 60 61 61 59 59 60 60 59 59 59 59 59 59
MIN/MAX RH       78   100    66   100    58    94    59    94    63
RH            80 81 96 93 68 81 97 95 63 75 89 91 63 74 87 91 65 74
WIND DIR      NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E NW SW  W  N  N  N MM MM MM MM
WIND SPD       6  4  4  4  8  5  3  3  5  3  3  4  5  3 MM MM MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         50    50    40    30    20    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S                        
TSTMS             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