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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

MDZ021-260900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST SUN JAN 25 2015

DATE           01/25/15      MON 01/26/15            TUE 01/27/15            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                      35          45          30          33          19
TEMP             42 38 38 39 40 42 43 42 38 35 31 31 31 31 32 32 29 26 24 23 20
DEWPT            31 32 33 34 35 37 38 37 36 32 29 28 27 27 26 26 27 22 18 16 13
MAX/MIN RH                   85          76          92          75          91
RH               65 79 82 82 82 81 82 82 92 90 91 88 86 85 79 79 91 87 78 72 72
WIND DIR          S SE SE  E NE NE NE NE  N  N  N NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     15 14 11 07 06 06 06 03 01 00 34 33 32 32 31 31 31 31 32 32 32
WIND SPD          3  3  4  8 10 10 10 11 14 12 12 12 16 16 16 13 13 13 12 12 12
CLOUDS           B1 B1 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC FW
CLOUDS(%)        65 68 88 92 96 96 97 98 99 99 98 97 96 91 85 83 80 69 57 38 19
VSBY              5 10  5  5  5  5  5  5  2  2  1  1  1  1  2  2  2  2 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     40          70          90          70          20
QPF 12HR                   0.01        0.18        0.24        0.11           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00           3                        
RAIN                    C  C  L  L  L  L  L                                    
SNOW                                      L  L  D  D  L  L                     
SNOWSHWRS                                                   C  C  S  S         
WINTER STORM                                 A  A  A  A  A  A  A               
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     2     2     2     4     4     4
MIX HGT               300   300  1200   800   400  1200  2100  2100   300   300
T WIND DIR             SE     E    NE    NE     N     N    NW    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD              4    11    20    20    20    24    24    28    28    27
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     5    14    33    24    24    23    50    56    34    26
MAX LVORI               5     4     4     5     5     5     4     4     4     3
STABILITY               B     D     D     D     D     D     D     D     C     E
CEILING              5500  6300  1000  1000  1000  1000  1700  9800 18200 23500
PRESSURE            29.86 29.85 29.73 29.57 29.51 29.53 29.57 29.59 29.73 29.87


DATE           01/28 THU 01/29/15 FRI 01/30/15 SAT 01/31/15 SUN 02/01/15
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          33    21    38    31    40    19    32    21    33
TEMP          29 27 23 22 36 34 32 31 39 30 23 20 30 27 23 22 31 28
DEWPT         10 16 15 14 20 27 29 29 26 22 15 11 11 13 13 14 18 19
MIN/MAX RH       40    74    49    93    53    74    40    73    51
RH            44 62 71 71 52 75 89 92 61 72 71 67 44 55 65 73 58 68
WIND DIR      NW NW  N  N  S  S SW  W NW NW NW  N NW NW  W NW NW NW
WIND SPD      13 10  5  1  4  6  4  4 13 12 12 10  9  2  1  4 10  5
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW SC B2 OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1
POP 12HR          0     5    20    30    20    10    10    10    10
RAIN                          S  C  C  S                           
SNOW                             C  C  S                           
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