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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

VAZ099-292100-
CHINCOTEAGUE RAWS - ACCOMACK VA
37.99N  75.29W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

DATE             FRI 08/29/14            SAT 08/30/14            SUN 08/31/14
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                      77          68          77          73          83
TEMP             65 70 75 73 70 70 70 71 72 76 77 76 74 74 74 73 74 80 82 81 80
DEWPT            59 58 58 58 60 61 62 64 65 66 66 68 69 69 70 70 71 72 72 73 73
MIN/MAX RH                   53          80          65          93          69
RH               81 65 56 59 72 72 77 79 79 70 69 76 85 84 87 89 90 78 74 75 80
WIND DIR          N NE NE  E  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     02 03 06 08 10 11 13 13 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 21 21 20 19 19
WIND SPD          9  8  6  9  8  8  6  4  5  8  9 10 10 10 10  9  9 10 10 10 12
CLOUDS           FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        13 12 11 27 43 45 46 48 49 56 63 59 54 51 49 50 50 50 50 56 61
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6
POP 12HR                      5           5          20          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  S                 S  S  S
TSTMS                                           S  S  S                 S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     2     2     1     1      
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     2     4     4     4      
MIX HGT              2700  2700   300   300  2400  2300   500   800  1800  2900
T WIND DIR              N     E    SE    SE    SE    SE     S    SW    SW      
T WIND SPD              6     6    10     6     8    12    14    16    14      
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR      
ADI                    18    19     9     8    22    25    15    18    18      
MAX LVORI               3     3     4     6     4     4     5     5     4      
STABILITY               B     B     F     E     B     C     D     D     B      
CEILING             30000 23500 20800 20800  7700  3200 30000  2400 20800      
PRESSURE            30.09 30.13 30.13 30.18 30.18 30.17 30.12 30.11 30.11      


DATE          MON 09/01/14 TUE 09/02/14 WED 09/03/14 THU 09/04/14
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          75    83    75    85    73    82    70    80
TEMP          76 76 82 79 76 77 84 80 75 75 81 76 72 72 79 76
DEWPT         71 71 72 72 72 72 71 70 70 70 70 69 68 65 64 61
MAX/MIN RH       87    68    89    61    88    65    88    55
RH            86 84 72 79 87 86 66 72 84 85 70 79 88 80 60 61
WIND DIR      SW SW  S  S SW SW  S  S SW NW NE SE  S  N NE NE
WIND SPD      12  9 11 12 10  8 10 11  8  3  6  4  1  3  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW SC
POP 12HR         30    30    30    30    30    20    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S            
TSTMS          S     C  C  C        C  C        S            

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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