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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

VAZ096-240900-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
520 PM EST THU FEB 23 2017

DATE           02/23/17      FRI 02/24/17            SAT 02/25/17            SUN
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                      54          77          54          79          39
TEMP             66 61 57 57 56 66 74 75 67 62 59 56 56 67 76 76 61 52 46 42 41
DEWPT            55 53 55 54 54 59 57 57 58 57 56 55 54 59 57 54 51 36 30 27 25
MAX/MIN RH                   93          52          96          45          69
RH               68 75 92 90 93 78 55 54 73 83 90 96 93 75 53 46 69 54 53 55 52
WIND DIR         SE  S SE SE SE SE  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SW SW NW NW NW NW  W
WIND DIR DEG     15 19 15 14 15 15 16 15 13 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 31 31 31 31 29
WIND SPD          3  2  1  2  2  4 10 10  4  4  3  3  3  8 11 11 13 12 10  6  5
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        28 26 30 47 68 55 48 44 32 29 26 30 35 41 45 58 59 33 11  6  9
VSBY              7  7  6  3  1  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0          10           5          40          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.03           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                                     C  S            
TSTMS                                                          C               
OBVIS                        PF                                                
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     4     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT               600   300  3200  3400   400   300  2800  4500  3700  3200
T WIND DIR              N     N     N     N     N     N     N     N     N     N
T WIND SPD              0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
MAX LVORI               8     8     6     4     7     9     6     4     3     3
STABILITY               B     F     E     B     B     F     F     C     C     F
CEILING             13800 30000  1700  5500 30000   300  1000 30000  5100 30000
PRESSURE            29.89 29.90 29.92 29.85 29.84 29.77 29.73 29.59 29.69 29.92


DATE           02/26 MON 02/27/17 TUE 02/28/17 WED 03/01/17 THU 03/02/17
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          56    35    65    52    71    57    76    50    60
TEMP          54 47 40 38 61 59 55 54 69 65 60 59 74 65 55 51 59 49
DEWPT         22 24 29 31 41 47 50 51 55 54 54 55 60 56 55 43 38 35
MIN/MAX RH       25    82    46    93    57    90    57   100    42
RH            28 40 64 76 48 64 83 90 61 68 81 87 62 74100 74 45 59
WIND DIR       W  W  S SE  S  S  S SW SW  S SW  S SW SW SW  W  W  W
WIND SPD      10  1  2  2  6  8  8  3  6  3  4  4 10  9 11 10 11  6
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW CL FW SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 SC SC
POP 12HR          0     0    20    50    40    20    30    40    20
RAIN SHWRS                    S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  C  C  C  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