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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

VAZ096-292100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 AM EDT FRI JUL 29 2016

DATE             FRI 07/29/16            SAT 07/30/16            SUN 07/31/16
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                      93          74          92          74          91
TEMP             80 88 91 91 85 79 77 75 78 86 90 91 85 80 77 75 78 85 89 90 85
DEWPT            75 76 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 74 75 75 75 75 75 75 74 75 75
MIN/MAX RH                   56          97          55         100          60
RH               85 68 58 58 70 85 89 97 88 67 59 57 71 85 93100 91 72 62 62 72
WIND DIR         SW  W  W NW NE  E SE  E  E SE  S  S SE SW SW SW  W  W SW SW  S
WIND DIR DEG     24 27 28 30 03 10 12 10 11 14 19 18 14 21 22 23 27 26 23 21 18
WIND SPD          5  6  6  4  3  2  2  2  3  5  4  4  3  2  2  2  2  3  6  4  3
CLOUDS           FW SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        23 48 67 64 58 39 45 52 59 61 68 66 65 66 67 68 69 73 78 76 73
VSBY              7  7  6  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  4  4  4  4  6  6  6  6  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     20          20          40          40          40
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.24        0.02        0.35
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              S  S  S  S              C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  C
TSTMS                   S  S  S  S              C  C  C  C              C  C  C
LAL                     2     2     2     1     3     3     3     1     3     3
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     4     4     4     4     4     5
MIX HGT              2900  3000  1200   500  3300  3500  1300   300  3700  3600
T WIND DIR              W     W    SE    SE     S    SW     E    SE    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             13     9     3     5     9     6     3     2     8    12
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR
ADI                    39    29     2     8    19    20     2     1    23    37
MAX LVORI               4     3     7     8     4     3     7    10     5     3
STABILITY               F     B     A     F     F     B     B     F     F     B
CEILING             26600 15900 26600  4700  4700  4000 11000  6300  5500  4800
PRESSURE            29.80 29.80 29.85 29.87 29.90 29.88 29.89 29.89 29.93 29.92


DATE          MON 08/01/16 TUE 08/02/16 WED 08/03/16 THU 08/04/16
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          74    89    72    87    71    88    71    88
TEMP          77 77 87 82 75 75 86 81 74 75 86 81 74 75 86 82
DEWPT         74 73 73 73 72 72 71 71 71 72 70 71 71 72 71 72
MAX/MIN RH       97    59    96    58   100    55   100    57
RH            90 87 63 75 89 90 60 72 90 90 59 72 90 90 61 71
WIND DIR       S  W  W SW  W NW  N NE  E NE  E SE  E  E SE SE
WIND SPD       3  3  6  2  2  3  6  3  3  3  6  4  3  3  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    50    40    30    30    20    20    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  S  C  C        S  S         
TSTMS          C  S  C  C  C  C  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