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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

VAZ096-182100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
520 AM EST THU DEC 18 2014

DATE             THU 12/18/14            FRI 12/19/14            SAT 12/20/14
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      47          30          48          31          46
TEMP             35 41 45 44 38 35 33 32 31 40 46 45 39 36 34 33 32 39 44 44 40
DEWPT            28 27 24 25 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 27 27 27 27 28 29 30 32 32
MIN/MAX RH                   38          80          38          92          67
RH               74 56 43 46 62 69 75 77 78 55 43 46 62 69 75 78 83 67 57 61 73
WIND DIR         NW NW NW  W  W NW NW  N  N NW NW NW NW  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG     31 33 31 28 29 31 33 34 34 33 32 31 33 35 01 02 00 04 04 06 06
WIND SPD          3  6  5  4  1  2  2  3  3  6  5  4  2  2  2  3  2  3  3  3  5
CLOUDS           SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        30 26 21 32 43 42 40 36 32 26 20 23 27 35 44 59 74 86 98 94 90
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5  5
POP 12HR                      0           0           0          10          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.02
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                                 S  L  L  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1      
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     3     4     4     4      
MIX HGT              2700  2600   300   300  2700  2700   300   300  2600  2500
T WIND DIR             NW     W    NW     N    NW    NW     N     N     N      
T WIND SPD             11     9     5     8    12     9     5     8     5      
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR      
ADI                    38    26     3     8    38    34     3     9    10      
MAX LVORI               3     3     4     4     3     3     4     6     5      
STABILITY               C     C     F     F     C     C     F     F     B      
CEILING             20800 13800 11300  8000 30000 30000 26600 17100 11700      
PRESSURE            30.11 30.07 30.06 30.06 30.11 30.09 30.17 30.18 30.21      


DATE          SUN 12/21/14 MON 12/22/14 TUE 12/23/14 WED 12/24/14
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          35    48    36    52    41    54    44    59
TEMP          37 36 47 42 38 37 50 46 43 42 53 49 46 45 57 46
DEWPT         33 33 36 36 36 36 43 42 40 40 45 46 46 45 43 41
MAX/MIN RH       97    65    95    64    94    70   100    61
RH            85 89 65 80 92 97 78 86 89 93 74 91100100 60 83
WIND DIR      NE  N  N  N  N  N NW  N NW  W SE SE  S  S SW SW
WIND SPD       3  3  6  4  6  4  5  3  3  3  4  3  3  5 11 10
AVG CLOUDS    OV B2 B1 SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1
POP 12HR         50    10    30    40    40    30    50    50
RAIN           C  S        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C

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VAZ098-182100-
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