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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

VAZ096-030900-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 PM EDT TUE SEP 2 2014

DATE           09/02/14      WED 09/03/14            THU 09/04/14            FRI
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                      72          91          72          90          71
TEMP             87 80 77 74 75 84 89 89 83 78 76 73 75 84 88 88 82 77 75 72 74
DEWPT            73 71 71 71 72 71 69 70 71 71 71 71 71 70 69 69 70 70 69 70 70
MAX/MIN RH                   93          49          92          49          94
RH               59 75 82 90 90 65 53 55 68 81 86 92 87 64 55 55 68 81 83 94 88
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW  W NW NE  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     21 22 22 23 27 32 02 10 10 12 14 13 12 13 14 15 15 17 18 19 20
WIND SPD          5  5  6  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  1  2  2  3  4  4  3  3  3  3  2
CLOUDS           SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        36 50 65 62 59 57 54 54 54 53 53 55 57 55 54 52 50 46 43 42 40
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     20          30          30          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0        0.07        0.03           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C              S  S  S  S         
TSTMS             S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C              S  S  S  S         
LAL                     3     3     3     3     3     1     2     2     2     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     3     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT               300   300  4700  5000   300   300  4600  4500   300   500
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               6     8     6     4     6     8     4     4     6     9
STABILITY               F     E     B     B     F     F     B     B     F     F
CEILING             30000 13800  8000  4700  4700  4700  4700  4000 11700  7200
PRESSURE            29.85 29.92 29.94 29.95 29.98 30.03 30.07 30.09 30.07 30.09


DATE           09/05 SAT 09/06/14 SUN 09/07/14 MON 09/08/14 TUE 09/09/14
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          86    72    89    71    85    69    81    66    81
TEMP          84 80 75 75 87 81 74 73 83 78 72 71 80 74 69 69 79 74
DEWPT         70 71 71 71 72 71 71 71 70 69 68 68 67 66 66 67 67 66
MIN/MAX RH       54    93    55    97    58    93    59   100    59
RH            63 74 87 87 61 72 90 93 65 74 87 90 65 76 90 93 67 76
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW SW  S SW  W  N NE NE  N NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD       5  3  3  4  5  3  3  2  3  3  1  3  6  4  3  3  8  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         30    30    30    50    60    60    50    40    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C     C  C  C  C  L  L  L  C  C  C  C         
TSTMS          C  C  C     C  C  C  S  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