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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

MDZ021-310900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

DATE           08/30/15      MON 08/31/15            TUE 09/01/15            WED
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                      69          89          71          89          71
TEMP             77 75 73 71 72 82 87 87 81 76 74 72 74 83 87 87 81 76 74 72 74
DEWPT            65 65 65 65 66 65 63 64 67 66 66 66 69 71 70 68 70 70 69 69 69
MAX/MIN RH                   86          44          85          51          92
RH               67 72 77 82 81 56 46 47 63 72 76 81 85 68 58 54 69 82 84 92 86
WIND DIR          S  S  S SW SW  W SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW  W SW SW  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     18 18 19 21 24 25 23 22 21 22 23 26 27 32 27 22 23 19 21 22 23
WIND SPD          8  5  5  4  4  5  6  4  4  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  3  3  2  2  2
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        61 60 68 76 81 74 70 67 71 58 53 47 36 20 35 35 46 41 37 38 40
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10          10          10           5          10
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                  4     5     5     5     4     4     5     5     4     4
MIX HGT               300   400  3500  3400  1000   300  2900  2900   600   300
T WIND DIR              S    SW    SW    SW     S    SW     W    SW     S     S
T WIND SPD             12     9    10     8     6     9     3     5     4     2
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    14    12    26    23     5    11    10    17     3     2
MAX LVORI               4     5     3     3     4     5     4     3     5     7
STABILITY               B     E     E     B     B     F     F     A     A     F
CEILING             13800 11700  8000  8900  9500 10800 14800 14500 13800 13100
PRESSURE            30.02 30.04 30.05 30.03 30.02 30.03 30.04 30.02 30.01 30.03


DATE           09/02 THU 09/03/15 FRI 09/04/15 SAT 09/05/15 SUN 09/06/15
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          89    69    86    69    86    68    85    69    84
TEMP          87 80 73 72 84 78 72 72 84 78 71 71 83 77 72 72 82 78
DEWPT         70 70 69 68 70 71 68 68 69 70 68 67 68 69 67 66 67 68
MIN/MAX RH       54    98    58    93    57    96    58    92    57
RH            57 72 88 88 62 78 87 87 60 76 89 87 62 75 86 83 61 72
WIND DIR      SW  S SW  W SE  S  S NE SE SE SE  E  E SE SE NE  S SE
WIND SPD       4  3  3  2  1  3  1  3  2  3  3  2  4  4  3  3  3  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         10    20    20    20    20    10    20    10    20
RAIN SHWRS           S  S  S  S  S     S  S        S  S        S  S
TSTMS                      S  S  S     S  S        S  S        S  S

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MDZ022-310900-
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