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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

MDZ021-010900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT FRI OCT 31 2014

DATE           10/31/14      SAT 11/01/14            SUN 11/02/14            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                      44          53          42          51          34
TEMP             50 48 46 46 46 52 52 50 49 50 47 45 43 49 50 49 44 42 41 39 38
DEWPT            39 41 43 44 45 46 47 45 43 41 38 36 34 32 29 29 28 29 29 30 30
MAX/MIN RH                   93          76          80          42          73
RH               66 78 89 93 96 80 83 83 80 71 71 70 70 52 44 45 53 60 62 70 73
WIND DIR         NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     04 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 35 34 33 32 32 32 32 32 32 33 32 31
WIND SPD          3  3  3  8  9 10 16 16 18 18 18 17 16 17 19 16 10 10  9  4  5
CLOUDS           SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 SC B1 CL CL CL CL CL FW
CLOUDS(%)        50 66 82 86 89 95100100100 95 80 70 60 37 56  5  5  3  0  4  9
VSBY             10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     60          60          20           5           0
QPF 12HR                   0.03        0.21           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                 S  C  L  L  L  C  C  S  S                                 
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     3     3     3     3     4     5     5     4
MIX HGT              1000   700  1800  1800  1400  1200  5400  5100   300   400
T WIND DIR              N     N     N     N     N     N    NW    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD              5    10    17    25    29    32    33    32    26    17
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    VG    VG    PR    PR
ADI                     5    13    35    44    33    49    99    96    28    14
MAX LVORI               6     6     4     3     3     3     1     2     2     3
STABILITY               F     D     C     D     D     D     D     D     E     F
CEILING             13800  2400  1000  1700  3200  1700  2400  4700 30000 30000
PRESSURE            29.80 29.72 29.67 29.63 29.73 29.77 29.90 29.97 30.12 30.21


DATE           11/03 TUE 11/04/14 WED 11/05/14 THU 11/06/14 FRI 11/07/14
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          59    39    65    44    67    52    65    46    58
TEMP          55 47 39 39 61 53 48 46 64 59 55 53 64 55 50 47 57 51
DEWPT         29 32 34 34 35 39 41 45 48 50 49 49 49 47 47 47 45 45
MIN/MAX RH       35    84    35    99    50    84    53    99    55
RH            37 57 82 84 38 60 78 98 57 72 78 85 59 75 89 99 64 80
WIND DIR       W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD       8  4  3  3  9  3  5  6  5  3  3  3 10  8  8  8 14 10
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW
POP 12HR          0     0     0     5    10    20    20    10     5
RAIN SHWRS                                   S  S  S  S            

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MDZ022-010900-
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