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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

NCZ015-022100-
ELIZABETH CITY RAWS-PASQUOTANK NC
36.21N  76.16W ELEV. 15 FT
520 AM EST MON MAR 2 2015

DATE             MON 03/02/15            TUE 03/03/15            WED 03/04/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      48          30          42          42          65
TEMP             38 41 45 41 35 34 33 33 32 36 39 41 42 44 45 47 48 51 55 54 51
DEWPT            36 41 34 30 27 24 23 24 23 25 29 33 35 41 45 47 48 50 54 53 48
MIN/MAX RH                   60          73          60         100          85
RH               92 98 66 65 72 69 68 71 71 63 68 72 76 89100100100 96 96 96 89
WIND DIR          W  W  N  N  N NE NE NE NE  E  E SE  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     26 29 34 00 02 02 03 04 05 07 10 14 18 20 22 21 21 22 22 23 23
WIND SPD          9  9 10  9  6  6  8  8  8  6  5  6  8 10 10 11 12 14 16 10  4
CLOUDS           OV OV B2 B1 FW FW FW SC B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)       100 92 75 61 23 24 25 48 71 81 91 96100100100100100 93 86 87 87
VSBY              1  5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5
POP 12HR                     30           5          30          40          40
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0        0.02        0.05        0.02
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE           O                                                            
RAIN              C  S                          C  C  C  C  S  S              L
RAIN SHWRS                                                        S  S  C  C   
OBVIS            F+                                                            
DENSE FOG         Y                                                            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1                  
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     2     2                  
MIX HGT              1700  3000  2500  1400  1600  1900   300                  
T WIND DIR             NW     N    NE    NE     E     E    SE                  
T WIND SPD             13    12     9    14     9     5     5                  
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR                  
ADI                    30    40    22    19    16    12     7                  
MAX LVORI               4     3     3     3     5     4     7                  
STABILITY               D     C     B     F     E     C     C                  
CEILING              4700 10100 23500 20800  9800  4700  1000                  
PRESSURE            30.20 30.32 30.40 30.43 30.42 30.30 30.09                  


DATE          THU 03/05/15 FRI 03/06/15 SAT 03/07/15 SUN 03/08/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          44    44    25    35    26    52    32    54
TEMP          47 44 38 34 28 26 34 31 28 29 49 44 36 34 51 46
DEWPT         44 38 30 27 22 18 19 20 22 23 28 31 30 30 32 33
MAX/MIN RH       90    69    79    49    87    40    88    43
RH            89 78 73 75 78 72 54 63 77 77 44 61 80 85 48 60
WIND DIR       N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW  W  W  W SW  W MM MM
WIND SPD      10 14 11 11 12 11 10  5  3  3  5  4  6  8 MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         70    80    40    10    10    10    10    10
RAIN           L  L  L  D                                    
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