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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

MDZ021-100900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST TUE FEB 9 2016

DATE           02/09/16      WED 02/10/16            THU 02/11/16            FRI
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                      31          41          22          31          17
TEMP             39 35 33 32 32 35 38 39 32 28 25 23 23 27 30 30 25 22 20 19 19
DEWPT            34 31 29 25 24 23 21 20 20 18 16 14 12  9  8  8  9 11 11 11 11
MAX/MIN RH                   85          46          68          37          73
RH               82 85 85 76 75 61 50 46 61 66 68 68 62 46 39 39 49 62 68 70 69
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 29 29 29 30 30 30 30 30 30 31 31 31 31
WIND SPD          8  8  9  9  8 10 11 10 10 10 12 11 12 14 16 14 12 11 10  8  3
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        91 93 90 88 82 69 57 67 82 76 71 57 42 39 36 28 20 18 16 21 26
VSBY                                                                           
POP 12HR                     60          20          20          10           5
QPF 12HR                   0.06           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                     T       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        L                                                            
SNOWSHWRS         L  C  C  C  S           S  S  S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     4     4     4     4     4     4     5     5
MIX HGT              1000  1400  4500  4500  1400  1800  4100  4000  1500   900
T WIND DIR              W     W     W     W    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             19    19    21    17    24    29    28    29    25    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    GD    GD    PR    FR    VG    VG    PR    PR
ADI                    18    29    61    57    30    51    86    85    31    17
MAX LVORI               4     3     3     2     3     3     1     1     3     3
STABILITY               C     D     D     C     C     D     D     C     C     F
CEILING              4700  2400  3300  4000  4700  4000 30000  5100  4700  4000
PRESSURE            29.61 29.64 29.73 29.75 29.84 29.89 30.03 30.11 30.27 30.31


DATE           02/12 SAT 02/13/16 SUN 02/14/16 MON 02/15/16 TUE 02/16/16
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          35    22    30     9    25    15    37    27    44
TEMP          33 29 24 23 29 21 13 10 23 21 17 17 34 33 29 29 42 38
DEWPT          8 14 19 14 10  7  2  3  5  7  9 13 19 22 22 24 30 29
MIN/MAX RH       34    80    41    72    43    84    50    82    57
RH            34 53 80 68 44 54 61 72 44 54 70 83 54 65 74 82 62 70
WIND DIR       W SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  N SW  S  S  W NW  W  W
WIND SPD       5  5  6 14 16 17 16 14 14  8  3  3  5  6  5  4  8  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR          5    20    10    10     5    10    20    40    20
RAIN                                                           S  S
RAIN SHWRS                                               C  C      
SNOW                 S  S                          S  S            
SNOWSHWRS                                                C  C      
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