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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

MDZ021-292100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

DATE             FRI 04/29/16            SAT 04/30/16            SUN 05/01/16
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                      56          49          61          54          66
TEMP             48 53 55 55 53 52 51 50 51 57 60 60 58 57 56 55 56 62 65 65 63
DEWPT            48 51 51 52 51 48 46 45 48 48 48 48 48 49 50 51 54 56 57 58 61
MIN/MAX RH                   86          93          63          93          76
RH              100 93 86 91 93 86 83 83 88 72 63 65 69 75 79 86 93 81 77 79 93
WIND DIR         NE  E NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  E SE SE  S SW SW SW SW  W
WIND DIR DEG     06 08 06 07 05 05 05 02 06 06 08 09 11 12 14 16 21 23 24 23 25
WIND SPD          6  8  4  8  4  4  4  3  5  5  4  5  5  8  6  6 10 10  9  8  3
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)       100 93 95 95 73 81 68 83 70 69 68 80 92 96100100100 97 99 94 96
VSBY              3  6 10 10  6  6  5  5  5 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  4  4  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     20          30          40          70          70
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.01        0.33        0.41
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        S  S        C  C              S  S  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                                                   C  C  C
OBVIS            PF                 F  F PF                                    
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2      
HAINES                  2     3     3     2     2     2     3     2     3      
MIX HGT               700   700   300   300   800  1000   300   300  2100  2200
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    SE    SE    SE     S      
T WIND SPD             13    13    10    10     9     5    10    12    17      
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR      
ADI                    17    15     9    13    12     7     9    18    17      
MAX LVORI               4     4     5     5     4     3     4     5     3      
STABILITY               D     C     B     E     E     B     C     D     D      
CEILING              1000  1000  1000   300  1700  2400  5500  3200  1000      
PRESSURE            30.01 30.02 30.05 30.09 30.17 30.13 30.13 30.09 29.97      


DATE          MON 05/02/16 TUE 05/03/16 WED 05/04/16 THU 05/05/16
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          57    70    50    66    52    68    54    69
TEMP          59 59 68 62 54 53 64 61 55 55 66 63 57 57 67 62
DEWPT         59 56 57 54 49 46 46 47 48 48 49 50 49 51 49 48
MAX/MIN RH       98    61    89    48    84    51    84    49
RH            98 89 68 75 84 77 52 61 77 78 53 63 76 80 52 60
WIND DIR       S SW  W NW  N  N  N  E NW NW SW SE  S  W NW NW
WIND SPD       5  5  8 10  6  6  4  4  3  4  5  5  5  5  5  3
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC
POP 12HR         70    60    30    20    20    30    20    10
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  L  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  S  S      
TSTMS          C                                             

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