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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

VAZ099-020900-
CHINCOTEAGUE RAWS - ACCOMACK VA
37.99N  75.29W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 1 2014

DATE           08/01/14      SAT 08/02/14            SUN 08/03/14            MON
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      70          77          73          78          73
TEMP             76 74 72 71 71 75 76 77 75 74 74 73 74 76 78 78 76 75 74 73 75
DEWPT            68 68 69 68 68 69 69 69 69 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 71 70 70 69 69
MAX/MIN RH                   93          72          90          72          87
RH               76 82 90 92 90 82 78 75 81 86 87 90 87 81 76 76 84 85 87 87 83
WIND DIR          E  E  E  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  E SE SE SE SE SE  E NE
WIND DIR DEG     07 10 09 11 13 15 16 17 18 17 18 17 12 11 13 14 14 13 14 10 06
WIND SPD          8  9  9 10 10 10 10 10  9  8  8  8  8  8  8  9  9  8  6  6  6
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        99 98 96 97 97 91 92 95 94 96 94 95 95 95 94 92 89 85 80 77 74
VSBY              3  3  4  4  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4
POP 12HR                    100          80          70          80          80
QPF 12HR                   0.73        0.43        0.39        0.40        0.17
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  L  L  L  L  L  L  D  D  D  D  L  L  L
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S
LAL                     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     2
HAINES                  4     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              1100   500  1600  1700  1000  1100  1600  1500  1100  1000
T WIND DIR             SE    SE     S     S    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             18    21    24    20    21    13     9    10    12     5
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    18    26    38    36    21    17    16    16    13     8
MAX LVORI               4     5     4     3     4     5     4     4     5     6
STABILITY               D     D     C     C     D     D     C     C     D     E
CEILING              6800  3200  4700  6300  3200  2400  7800  8000  7100  3100
PRESSURE            30.13 30.07 30.06 30.06 30.05 30.03 30.06 30.04 30.02 30.01


DATE           08/04 TUE 08/05/14 WED 08/06/14 THU 08/07/14 FRI 08/08/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          80    72    84    73    85    73    81    70    82
TEMP          79 77 74 75 83 80 75 75 84 80 75 75 80 77 72 72 81 78
DEWPT         70 68 68 69 68 69 69 68 69 69 68 67 67 68 68 67 67 68
MIN/MAX RH       66    88    57    84    56    81    60    87    58
RH            73 74 82 83 62 71 82 78 61 69 78 77 66 75 87 83 62 70
WIND DIR      SE SE SW  N  S  S SW  W SW SW  W NW NW  S  W SW  S  S
WIND SPD       8  6  4  5  5 10  8  8  8  6  8  8  8  6  6  9  9  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60    40    20    10    20    20    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS     L  C  C  S  S              S  S  S  S     S  S  S  S
TSTMS          C  C  C  S  S              S  S  S  S     S  S  S  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