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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

MDZ021-262100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT WED APR 26 2017

DATE             WED 04/26/17            THU 04/27/17            FRI 04/28/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      69          59          82          65          82
TEMP             58 61 67 69 65 61 61 60 63 75 79 79 72 68 68 67 68 77 81 80 74
DEWPT            56 57 59 59 58 58 58 58 61 63 62 62 61 61 61 61 62 63 61 63 63
MIN/MAX RH                   71          94          54          82          51
RH               94 88 75 71 78 90 90 93 93 66 56 56 69 78 78 81 80 62 51 57 69
WIND DIR         NW NW NW NW SW  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W SW  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     32 31 30 30 21 17 16 15 16 18 18 17 17 18 20 22 27 26 21 19 17
WIND SPD          4  6  6  4  2  2  2  3  4  8 11 12  9  8  8  5  3  3  3  6  5
CLOUDS           OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC FW SC B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        98 94 87 80 71 55 40 45 50 34 19 44 70 67 64 56 49 36 23 25 27
VSBY              1  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     30           5          30          30          20
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0        0.01        0.03           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN              S  C                                                         
RAIN SHWRS                                            C  C  C  C  S  S         
TSTMS                                                       S  S               
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  2     2     3     3     4     5     4     3     3     5
MIX HGT               900  1000   300   300  3100  3200   400   300  3600  3400
T WIND DIR             NW     W    SE    SE     S     S     S    SW     W    SW
T WIND SPD             10     4     2     5    10    17     9     6     3     5
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    12    11     2     5    40    51     9     8    11    19
MAX LVORI               5     4     7     7     4     3     4     5     3     3
STABILITY               D     C     B     F     F     B     B     E     F     B
CEILING              1000  1700 30000  3200  3200 30000 30000 30000  2400 30000
PRESSURE            29.73 29.76 29.81 29.82 29.84 29.80 29.84 29.89 30.02 30.03


DATE          SAT 04/29/17 SUN 04/30/17 MON 05/01/17 TUE 05/02/17
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          67    84    68    82    67    82    60    74
TEMP          70 71 82 78 71 70 80 76 70 70 80 73 64 62 72 67
DEWPT         63 65 66 67 63 61 62 63 63 64 63 63 56 55 49 51
MAX/MIN RH       85    55    79    51    87    53    81    43
RH            79 82 58 69 76 73 54 64 78 81 56 71 74 78 45 56
WIND DIR       S SW SW SW  S  E SE  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD       4  8  9  4  3  4  9  9 10 13 17 13 10  9 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC
POP 12HR          5    10    10    20    20    40    40    10
RAIN SHWRS                          S  S     S  C  C  C      
TSTMS                               S  S        C  C         
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