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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

MDZ021-192100-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT SUN APR 19 2015

DATE             SUN 04/19/15            MON 04/20/15            TUE 04/21/15
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                      67          56          76          56          68
TEMP             57 63 65 62 56 58 59 60 62 70 74 73 66 63 61 58 57 67 68 64 58
DEWPT            45 46 46 47 49 52 55 57 58 58 58 60 61 58 55 53 51 47 41 40 43
MIN/MAX RH                   49          90          57          86          37
RH               64 53 49 58 76 80 87 90 87 66 57 64 84 84 83 85 82 49 37 41 57
WIND DIR          E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W NW  W  W SW
WIND DIR DEG     08 09 09 10 10 10 11 13 15 19 19 17 18 20 21 23 28 30 28 26 24
WIND SPD         11 14 14 13 12 14 16 17 16 10 10 12 10  8  9  6  8 11 10  9  5
CLOUDS           FW SC SC B1 OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        23 34 45 68 91 96100 99 98 78 57 59 60 57 55 47 39 31 22 25 28
VSBY             10 10 10  6  2  2  4  4  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     40         100          90          50          20
QPF 12HR                   0.01        1.21        0.18        0.08           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                       C  D  D  D  D  D                                    
RAIN SHWRS                                   C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S            
TSTMS                                        C  C  C  C                        
LAL                     1     1     1     1     3     3     3     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     4     4     4     3     5     5
MIX HGT              2300  2500   500   300  2700  3100   400  1000  5100  6600
T WIND DIR              E     E     E    SE    SW     S     S    SW    NW     W
T WIND SPD             25    23    23    25    16    17     9     9    20    16
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    GD    VG
ADI                    50    48    21    29    39    53    12    12    65    86
MAX LVORI               2     3     4     4     3     4     5     5     2     3
STABILITY               D     C     D     D     D     C     B     F     E     B
CEILING             23500 15900  1700  1000  1000 30000  5500  8900  5500 30000
PRESSURE            30.10 30.11  30.0 29.77 29.62 29.59 29.51 29.55 29.73 29.77


DATE          WED 04/22/15 THU 04/23/15 FRI 04/24/15 SAT 04/25/15
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          49    66    47    63    45    59    44    59
TEMP          55 53 64 59 51 50 61 56 49 47 57 53 47 47 57 54
DEWPT         42 42 40 43 43 42 39 41 38 36 35 38 36 38 37 39
MAX/MIN RH       67    40    81    41    69    42    74    45
RH            61 66 41 56 75 75 44 56 65 63 43 57 66 71 47 56
WIND DIR       W SW SW SW  W NW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  N NW  N
WIND SPD       3  5 12 10  4  5 11  4  6  8 11  6  9 10 10  8
AVG CLOUDS    SC FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          5     5    10    10    10    10    10    10

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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