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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

MDZ021-042100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT TUE AUG 4 2015

DATE             TUE 08/04/15            WED 08/05/15            THU 08/06/15
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                      92          73          88          70          86
TEMP             79 86 90 91 85 79 76 74 76 83 86 87 81 76 73 71 73 81 84 85 80
DEWPT            71 71 71 71 71 71 70 69 67 65 62 62 64 65 64 65 65 65 66 67 67
MIN/MAX RH                   50          85          43          80          51
RH               77 61 53 51 63 76 82 85 74 56 45 45 57 70 72 79 75 59 54 55 65
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW  W  W NW  N  N  N NE NE  S SE SE
WIND DIR DEG     22 23 23 22 20 24 28 31 33 31 29 28 30 34 02 02 04 06 18 15 13
WIND SPD          8  9  9  9  5  4  3  3  3  8  8  8  4  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  4
CLOUDS           B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC B1 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        67 40 64 68 71 61 35 30 15 12 21 20 18 15 12 22 31 53 74 78 82
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     40          40           5           5          50
QPF 12HR                   0.15        0.10           0           0        0.09
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              C  C  C  C                                      C  C  C
TSTMS                   C  C  C  S                                      C  C  C
LAL                     3     3     3     1     1     1     1     1            
HAINES                  4     4     3     4     5     6     5     5            
MIX HGT              4200  4100   800   300  3400  4000   600   300  1200      
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW    NW    NW     W    SW     N            
T WIND SPD             17    17     9     3    10    10     3     2            
SMOKE DISP             GD    GD    PR    PR    PR    FR    PR    PR            
ADI                    72    78     7     2    45    50     2     2            
MAX LVORI               3     4     6     8     3     3     6     6            
STABILITY               F     B     A     F     F     B     A     F            
CEILING             26600  6300  4000 30000 25600 30000 30000 30000            
PRESSURE            29.87 29.87 29.84 29.86 29.90 29.89 29.92 29.98            


DATE          FRI 08/07/15 SAT 08/08/15 SUN 08/09/15 MON 08/10/15
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          71    83    69    83    69    82    68    84
TEMP          74 73 82 78 72 72 82 78 72 72 81 76 71 71 82 78
DEWPT         69 69 69 67 67 67 64 64 65 65 64 65 65 66 66 67
MAX/MIN RH       90    61    91    53    85    55    88    55
RH            85 87 64 69 85 85 55 62 79 79 56 67 81 82 58 69
WIND DIR       S  S  W  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE  E  E  E SE SE
WIND SPD       3  2  3  3  4  4  5  3  3  5  4  4  3  3  4  5
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         50    50    50    20    20    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S                     
TSTMS          C  C  C  C  C  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