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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

MDZ021-232100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

DATE             MON 10/23/17            TUE 10/24/17            WED 10/25/17
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                      76          69          76          56          67
TEMP             62 73 75 73 70 71 73 73 73 73 75 73 67 64 61 58 57 66 67 64 56
DEWPT            61 64 62 63 64 64 66 67 67 67 66 66 64 60 55 50 46 43 41 43 46
MIN/MAX RH                   65          81          74          90          39
RH               96 73 65 71 80 79 79 81 81 81 74 79 90 87 82 75 67 43 39 46 69
WIND DIR         SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  W NW NW NW NW NW  W NW
WIND DIR DEG     14 15 15 15 15 16 16 17 18 19 19 19 20 25 30 31 31 31 30 28 30
WIND SPD          3  8 10 11 11 11 12 14 14 14 13 12  9  6  4  8  5  8  6  5  3
CLOUDS           SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        49 52 54 63 67 76 97 96 98 93 87 74 46 40 42 37 37 27 17 16 27
VSBY              3  7  7  7  7  7  4  4  4  4  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      5          80          80          40           5
QPF 12HR                      0        0.24        0.42        0.12           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                       C  L  D  D  D  L  L  C  S                     
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     4     3     3     3     3     4     5     5
MIX HGT              3900  3800  1900  1500  2300  2800  1300  1500  3800  4400
T WIND DIR              S    SE     S     S    SW     S    SW    NW     W    SW
T WIND SPD             18    27    32    29    13    21    13    13     9     6
SMOKE DISP             GD    GD    FR    FR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    66    77    39    42    37    55    16    26    38    39
MAX LVORI               5     3     3     3     3     4     5     4     2     3
STABILITY               E     C     D     D     D     C     B     F     F     B
CEILING              3200  4000  3200  4000  2400  2400  4700  5100  6300 17700
PRESSURE            30.20 30.05 29.92 29.81 29.77 29.71 29.75 29.76 29.82 29.78


DATE          THU 10/26/17 FRI 10/27/17 SAT 10/28/17 SUN 10/29/17
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          47    62    49    66    52    69    55    67
TEMP          51 49 60 55 52 51 64 59 55 54 67 62 58 56 66 60
DEWPT         43 42 41 42 42 45 45 49 51 52 55 56 56 54 51 48
MAX/MIN RH       80    46    83    48    97    61    95    53
RH            74 77 49 61 70 80 50 70 87 94 65 80 92 93 57 64
WIND DIR      NW NW  W  W SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S SW NW NW
WIND SPD       4  4 10  4  3  3  6  4  4  3  6  6  4  5 10  9
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         10    10     5     5     5    10    20    30
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  S  C  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