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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

VAZ096-272100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 AM EDT SAT AUG 27 2016

DATE             SAT 08/27/16            SUN 08/28/16            MON 08/29/16
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                      91          71          88          71          87
TEMP             77 89 91 90 83 75 72 72 74 82 86 86 81 76 74 72 74 81 85 85 80
DEWPT            74 72 71 71 72 72 72 72 74 73 72 72 72 72 71 72 72 72 71 71 71
MIN/MAX RH                   52         100          60         100          59
RH               90 57 52 55 70 90100100 99 65 61 61 79 96100100 90 65 61 61 77
WIND DIR          N NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E
WIND DIR DEG     01 05 05 05 06 06 04 02 03 04 05 06 06 05 04 04 04 04 06 08 09
WIND SPD          3  4  8  9  5  3  3  3  5  8 10 10  5  4  3  3  3  5  6  6  4
CLOUDS           B1 FW SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        51 25 26 26 11 22 39 48 51 52 53 48 44 47 50 54 58 56 56 48 40
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  7
POP 12HR                      5          10          10          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                            S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   
TSTMS                                                 S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S   
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     2     2     2
HAINES                  5     5     5     4     4     4     5     4     4     4
MIX HGT              4700  4700   600   300  3000  3200   700   300  3900  3900
T WIND DIR             NE    NE     E    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE     E
T WIND SPD              8    11     8     5     8    11     6     4     6     9
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    42    46     5     8    22    34     7     6    24    37
MAX LVORI               4     3     9     9     6     4     9     9     4     4
STABILITY               F     B     A     F     E     B     B     F     E     B
CEILING             30000 30000 30000   300  1000 26600 26600  1000  6600 10800
PRESSURE            30.05 30.06 30.09 30.10 30.12 30.09 30.09 30.05 30.07 30.02


DATE          TUE 08/30/16 WED 08/31/16 THU 09/01/16 FRI 09/02/16
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          70    89    72    90    72    88    69    85
TEMP          73 74 87 82 75 75 88 82 75 75 86 80 73 72 83 75
DEWPT         69 69 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 69 69 66 62 63
MAX/MIN RH       97    56    93    54    95    56    92    46
RH            94 88 59 69 87 87 57 69 87 89 61 71 87 83 49 66
WIND DIR      SE NE  E SE  S SW SE SE SW NW NE  E  N  N NE  E
WIND SPD       2  2  4  4  3  1  4  4  3  2  5  3  3  4  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         10    10    10    20    20    20    20    10
RAIN SHWRS                       S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S      
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