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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

MDZ021-270900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST SUN FEB 26 2017

DATE           02/26/17      MON 02/27/17            TUE 02/28/17            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
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      29          57          47          65          57
TEMP             39 34 32 30 32 50 55 56 50 48 49 50 50 60 62 64 60 60 59 60 60
DEWPT            23 24 25 26 27 31 30 31 35 38 41 43 44 49 52 53 53 55 56 57 57
MAX/MIN RH                   91          38          83          65          93
RH               51 67 76 85 82 47 39 38 56 68 74 77 80 68 69 66 78 83 92 91 90
WIND DIR          W  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     27 20 17 19 19 20 20 18 16 17 16 18 18 19 19 19 19 20 21 21 21
WIND SPD          2  2  3  3  2  8 10  9  4  4  3  3  3  8  8 10  6  8  8  9 10
CLOUDS           CL FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 OV
CLOUDS(%)         3 10 17 31 44 60 76 77 77 80 82 80 78 77 75 82 88 87 85 87 89
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0           5          30          40          40
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.02        0.10        0.12
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  C
TSTMS                                                                         S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     2
HAINES                  2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2     2
MIX HGT              1000   300  2600  2600   500   300  2400  2400   300   300
T WIND DIR             SW    SE     S     S     S     S     S     S     S    SW
T WIND SPD              2     3    13    14     6     4    11    17    14    14
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     2     5    38    38     7     5    36    46    16    22
MAX LVORI               4     6     3     3     3     4     4     4     5     5
STABILITY               B     F     E     C     C     D     E     C     C     D
CEILING             30000 14800  8900  8900 11600  8000  5500 23500  8000 17100
PRESSURE            30.26 30.34   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0   0.0


DATE           03/01 THU 03/02/17 FRI 03/03/17 SAT 03/04/17 SUN 03/05/17
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          72    49    57    37    50    31    46    38    60
TEMP          70 62 54 50 56 49 41 38 48 42 35 32 44 43 40 40 57 51
DEWPT         57 55 52 42 34 30 29 29 26 21 20 19 19 24 28 30 36 38
MIN/MAX RH       59    93    40    69    37    58    36    74    44
RH            63 78 93 73 43 49 60 69 42 44 53 58 36 47 62 68 45 61
WIND DIR      SW SW SW  W  W NW  W SW  W NW NW NW  W SW SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD      14 10 11 11 14 10  6  6 13 12 11  9  8  4  8  6  9  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 SC SC FW FW SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         30    70    10     5    30     5     5     5     5
RAIN                                   C  C                        
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  L                                          
TSTMS          S  S  C  L                                          

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