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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

NCZ015-310900-
ELIZABETH CITY RAWS-PASQUOTANK NC
36.21N  76.16W ELEV. 15 FT
620 PM EDT SUN AUG 30 2015

DATE           08/30/15      MON 08/31/15            TUE 09/01/15            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
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                      69          86          72          87          72
TEMP             78 75 75 71 72 80 84 85 79 76 75 73 75 81 85 85 80 76 75 73 75
DEWPT            66 68 67 67 68 68 68 68 69 70 70 70 73 73 72 71 73 72 71 71 71
MAX/MIN RH                   89          56          96          61          94
RH               67 77 77 86 86 66 59 58 72 83 85 91 95 76 65 62 79 87 88 94 88
WIND DIR         SE  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW NE  E  E  E  E  E NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG     14 17 20 22 22 22 17 18 19 20 22 24 02 07 08 08 07 06 05 04 04
WIND SPD          4  3  4  4  4  5  5  8  8  5  3  3  3  3  5  6  3  2  1  1  1
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        75 76 85 90 89 84 78 80 82 80 80 79 63 54 61 61 63 54 45 46 47
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     30          40          40          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.01        0.10        0.06           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              S  S  C  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S         
TSTMS                               S  S  S  S              S  S  S  S         
LAL                     1     1     2     2     2     1     2     2     2     1
HAINES                  5     4     3     3     3     3     3     3     4     4
MIX HGT               300   800  2900  2900   800   300  2500  2500   500   300
T WIND DIR             SW     W    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SE     S     W
T WIND SPD             12    11    14    16    11     5     3     9     5     3
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    11    12    40    43    12     7     9    22     5     3
MAX LVORI               4     5     4     3     5     7     6     4     7     8
STABILITY               B     D     D     B     C     F     F     B     B     F
CEILING              9500  5500  4000  4700  4700  4000  4700  6200 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.07 30.09 30.12 30.10 30.09 30.07 30.06 30.05 30.04 30.04


DATE           09/02 THU 09/03/15 FRI 09/04/15 SAT 09/05/15 SUN 09/06/15
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          88    71    85    71    85    72    83    71    83
TEMP          86 80 74 74 84 78 73 73 83 79 74 74 82 78 73 73 82 78
DEWPT         72 72 71 71 72 72 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 72 70 70 71 71
MIN/MAX RH       60    98    65    95    62    94    68    94    67
RH            63 77 91 90 67 81 89 89 65 78 90 91 70 82 91 90 69 79
WIND DIR       E SE  S  S  E  E SW NE  E  E  E NE  E  E SE  E  E  E
WIND SPD       8  3  2  0  6  3  0  3  9  4  1  3  9  5  3  3  9  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1 SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    20    30    30    30    20    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS     S  S  S  S  C  C  C  S  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS          S  S  S     C  C  C     C  C        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