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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT THU AUG 25 2016

MDZ021-252100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT THU AUG 25 2016

DATE             THU 08/25/16            FRI 08/26/16            SAT 08/27/16
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                      86          76          91          72          89
TEMP             71 82 85 84 78 76 76 76 79 87 90 90 83 77 75 73 75 86 88 87 80
DEWPT            67 66 66 67 69 69 70 70 71 71 68 71 73 74 73 72 71 70 70 69 70
MIN/MAX RH                   54          82          50          97          54
RH               88 59 54 58 74 79 82 82 77 59 50 53 72 89 93 96 87 59 56 55 73
WIND DIR         SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW  N NE NE NE  E  E
WIND DIR DEG     20 21 19 18 18 18 19 20 22 26 27 28 26 32 33 02 04 06 06 07 09
WIND SPD          3  9 10 10 10  6  4  3  4  4  5  4  2  0  2  3  3  8  6  5  3
CLOUDS           SC B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        30 56 70 54 53 37 34 30 21 23 24 21 18 16 14 15 16 13 10 11 11
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      5          10          10          10           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     4     4     5     5     4     5     5     5
MIX HGT              3300  3400   300   800  3900  3900   700   300  4100  4200
T WIND DIR             SW     S     S     S     W     W     N     N    NE     E
T WIND SPD             12    16    11     8     8     9     2     4    11     9
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    37    44    11     7    34    38     2     4    40    34
MAX LVORI               4     4     5     5     3     3     8     8     4     3
STABILITY               F     C     B     F     F     B     A     F     F     B
CEILING             18200 12700 17100 30000 30000 30000  4400 30000 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.13 30.05 30.02 30.03 30.05 30.01 30.03 30.06 30.11 30.09


DATE          SUN 08/28/16 MON 08/29/16 TUE 08/30/16 WED 08/31/16
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          70    88    70    88    72    88    73    87
TEMP          72 73 86 80 73 73 86 81 75 75 86 81 76 76 86 81
DEWPT         69 70 69 70 68 70 69 70 70 71 71 71 72 72 72 70
MAX/MIN RH       97    54    94    54    93    57    94    59
RH            89 90 57 71 84 90 57 69 84 87 61 72 88 88 63 69
WIND DIR       E NE  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  W SW  S  S SW  S  S
WIND SPD       3  3  3  6  3  2  3  5  4  3  5  8  5  3  5  4
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC FW SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR          5    10    10     5    10    10    20    20
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  S  S  S
TSTMS                                                    S  S

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MDZ022-252100-
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