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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

MDZ021-300900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT FRI MAY 29 2015

DATE           05/29/15      SAT 05/30/15            SUN 05/31/15            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                      67          86          69          85          67
TEMP             74 70 69 68 73 82 84 83 77 72 70 70 74 82 84 83 77 71 69 68 71
DEWPT            64 65 65 65 67 65 63 64 63 64 64 64 66 65 64 63 64 65 65 66 66
MAX/MIN RH                   90          49          83          52          93
RH               71 84 89 90 80 56 49 53 62 77 82 82 76 56 52 52 65 82 87 93 84
WIND DIR          S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     17 16 16 18 19 19 19 17 17 17 18 19 20 20 19 17 16 16 17 18 18
WIND SPD          8  5  5  4  6 10 11 12 10  9  9  8  9  8 10 13 12  9  5  4  2
CLOUDS           FW FW SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        16 21 26 34 42 29 16 16 11 20 30 35 41 46 50 58 67 73 79 79 80
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                      5           5           5          50          50
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.12        0.12
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                                  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                                       C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     3     3
HAINES                  4     5     5     5     4     3     4     4     4     3
MIX HGT               500   300  3700  4400   400   300  4200  4200   400   300
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S    SW     S     S     S
T WIND SPD             13    13    16    19    18    14    13    17    17    14
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    GD    PR    PR    FR    GD    PR    PR
ADI                     9    12    43    59    12    11    41    53    16    16
MAX LVORI               5     6     3     2     4     4     3     3     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     B     F     F     C     C     E
CEILING             30000 30000 26600 30000 26600 13100 30000 20800 30000  4700
PRESSURE            30.17 30.17 30.17 30.12 30.05 30.05 30.03 29.98 29.97  30.0


DATE           06/01 TUE 06/02/15 WED 06/03/15 THU 06/04/15 FRI 06/05/15
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          75    61    73    59    75    61    79    63    80
TEMP          75 70 64 64 72 68 62 62 73 70 64 65 77 73 66 67 78 75
DEWPT         66 61 60 59 59 57 56 56 57 56 57 58 58 60 60 61 61 63
MIN/MAX RH       69    93    60    86    53    86    50    89    55
RH            74 74 87 84 64 68 81 80 56 61 77 78 52 63 80 82 57 67
WIND DIR       S SE SE NE  N  N NE NE  N  N SE NE  E SE SE  E  S  S
WIND SPD       9 10  3  5  8  4  5  8  5  3  3  3  2  5  3  2  4  5
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
POP 12HR         50    50    50    40    10     5     5     5     5
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S                              
TSTMS          C  C  C  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