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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

MDZ021-282100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

DATE             MON 07/28/14            TUE 07/29/14            WED 07/30/14
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                      91          65          78          62          82
TEMP             79 86 89 89 81 73 70 67 68 74 77 77 72 67 65 63 66 75 80 81 75
DEWPT            72 67 63 61 63 62 61 60 59 58 56 56 55 55 55 58 60 58 56 58 59
MIN/MAX RH                   36          81          44          85          41
RH               79 53 42 39 54 68 73 78 73 57 48 48 55 66 71 84 80 56 44 46 58
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW  N NW NW NW  W  W NW NW NW  W  W SW
WIND DIR DEG     26 28 27 28 30 32 33 33 33 34 31 31 29 29 28 30 32 31 28 25 21
WIND SPD         10 14 14 13  9  6  4  4  4  6  6  8  1  1  1  2  3  4  4  3  3
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        47 45 49 48 52 43 34 36 37 34 31 19  6  9 11 11 11 25 39 35 30
VSBY              6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10           5          20           0          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C                             S  S                           
TSTMS             C                             S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     4     4     5     4     4     4
MIX HGT              5300  5100   500   800  4800  4700   400   300  4600  4500
T WIND DIR              W     W    NW    NW     W     W     W    NW    NW     W
T WIND SPD             24    26    24    11     9     9     5     6    10     8
SMOKE DISP             VG    VG    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    80    79    25     7    42    42     7     5    40    37
MAX LVORI               3     2     3     4     3     2     3     6     3     2
STABILITY               E     B     B     F     F     B     A     F     F     A
CEILING             30000  5500 30000  4700 30000 30000 30000 13100 30000 30000
PRESSURE            29.61 29.62 29.73 29.84 29.92 29.90 29.96 29.98 30.04 30.02


DATE          THU 07/31/14 FRI 08/01/14 SAT 08/02/14 SUN 08/03/14
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          64    85    64    84    65    84    68    84
TEMP          68 68 83 77 68 68 82 77 69 69 82 78 71 71 82 78
DEWPT         60 63 60 61 62 63 63 64 63 65 64 65 65 65 66 67
MAX/MIN RH       91    41    92    46    93    49    88    52
RH            76 85 46 58 80 83 52 63 81 87 55 64 82 82 58 69
WIND DIR       S  S SW  S SE NE NE  E  E NE NE SE  E  E  S  S
WIND SPD       1  2  5  9  4  3  3  3  1  3  3  3  3  4  3  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR         10    10    10    10    20    20    30    30
RAIN SHWRS                             S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                        S  S  C  C  C  C

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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