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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

MDZ021-280900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

DATE           05/27/16      SAT 05/28/16            SUN 05/29/16            MON
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          85          65          81          67
TEMP             77 70 68 65 72 81 83 84 78 71 68 66 68 76 79 80 76 71 69 68 69
DEWPT            62 63 63 63 63 62 61 61 64 64 63 65 66 68 68 68 68 66 64 64 66
MAX/MIN RH                   93          45          98          65          90
RH               60 78 84 93 73 53 47 46 62 79 84 98 93 77 69 67 76 84 84 87 90
WIND DIR          S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     18 18 19 19 19 19 18 18 17 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 15 14 16 16 17
WIND SPD          9  6  4  4  5  9 10 10  8  5  4  3  3  5  6  8  4  4  4  3  3
CLOUDS           SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        44 17 16 15 14 18 17 22 21 30 39 64 77 80 75 78 89 91 93 92 91
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  4  4  4  4  4  4  6
POP 12HR                     10          10          10          50          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.14        0.40
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                            C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C
TSTMS                                                       C  C  S  S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     2     2
HAINES                  3     3     4     5     5     5     3     3     4     3
MIX HGT               400   300  2800  2800  1100   300  2600  3000  1200   300
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S     S     S    SE     S
T WIND SPD             14     9    12    14     9     6    10    11     9     6
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    12     9    33    37     7     7    27    30     6     7
MAX LVORI               5     6     3     3     5     9     5     4     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     B     F     E     B     C     D
CEILING             30000  4000  4000 30000 23500   300  1000  1000   300   300
PRESSURE            30.09 30.12 30.17 30.14 30.15 30.14 30.14 30.09 30.05 29.97


DATE           05/30 TUE 05/31/16 WED 06/01/16 THU 06/02/16 FRI 06/03/16
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          77    64    80    64    80    62    77    61    75
TEMP          76 72 67 67 78 74 67 67 78 73 65 65 75 71 64 64 74 69
DEWPT         66 66 64 65 65 65 63 64 62 64 59 62 61 61 59 60 60 61
MIN/MAX RH       65   100    60    98    56    93    58    93    61
RH            70 80 90 93 64 74 88 90 58 73 81 90 62 71 84 87 63 76
WIND DIR       S  S  S SE  W SE SE  N NE  E  E NE  E  E  E SE SE SE
WIND SPD       4  3  2  2  3  3  3  3  3  4  3  3  4  6  4  3  4  4
AVG CLOUDS    OV B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         60    30    20    20    20    20    20    20    30
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S  S  C  C
TSTMS          S  S  C        S  S        S           S  S        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