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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

VAZ096-060900-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

DATE           05/05/16      FRI 05/06/16            SAT 05/07/16            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
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                      50          61          50          72          57
TEMP             53 52 52 51 52 57 60 60 57 54 53 52 54 65 70 71 66 62 60 59 61
DEWPT            52 51 50 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 50 51 51 51 50 51 52 52 51 53 55
MAX/MIN RH                  100          70         100          47          86
RH               96 96 93100 96 80 72 72 80 90 89 96 90 60 49 49 61 70 72 80 81
WIND DIR         NE  N  N NW NW SW NW NW  W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  S  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     04 02 34 32 30 24 32 31 28 26 24 24 24 26 28 28 18 20 22 23 24
WIND SPD          5  4  3  4  3  4  8  6  3  3  2  3  3  3  5  3  3  4  5  6  8
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        94 94 94 94 94 93 91 88 84 80 76 75 74 72 69 53 37 42 46 52 62
VSBY              2  2  4  4  5  5  6  6  6  6 10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10  6
POP 12HR                     80          80          20          20          10
QPF 12HR                   0.69        0.20           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        D  D  D  D  D  D  L  L  S  S        S  S  S  S              S
TSTMS             S                 S  S                                       
LAL                     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     3     4     4     5     4
MIX HGT               800   400  2400  2600   900   400  4800  4800   900   700
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NW     W    NW    NW     W     W     S    SW
T WIND SPD             10     4     2     9     5     4     8     9     8    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     8     5     9    21     6     4    25    33     6    15
MAX LVORI               6     8     6     4     7     8     4     3     5     4
STABILITY               C     D     D     C     B     F     F     B     A     F
CEILING              1000  1000  1000  2900  3200  5500  5500  4000 12700  5500
PRESSURE            29.59 29.59 29.67 29.65 29.70 29.72 29.77 29.73 29.72 29.69


DATE           05/08 MON 05/09/16 TUE 05/10/16 WED 05/11/16 THU 05/12/16
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          79    57    79    63    83    64    81    63    81
TEMP          77 71 61 61 77 73 66 67 81 76 68 67 79 74 66 66 79 73
DEWPT         57 56 52 54 57 60 60 62 63 63 63 65 64 64 63 62 60 60
MIN/MAX RH       47    83    49    90    52    97    56    97    50
RH            51 59 72 78 50 64 81 84 55 64 85 93 60 71 90 87 53 64
WIND DIR      NW NE SE SE SW SE  S SW SW  S  S SW  S  S  S MM MM MM
WIND SPD       9  3  2  2  4  3  3  4  8  6  6  6  8  6  8 MM MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    10    10    10    10    20    20    30    30
RAIN SHWRS     S  S                          S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                                    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