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

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

DATE             THU 09/29/16            FRI 09/30/16            SAT 10/01/16
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                      81          69          83          69          81
TEMP             71 78 80 77 71 70 70 69 70 79 82 79 73 72 71 70 70 76 79 79 73
DEWPT            70 72 72 72 71 70 70 69 70 72 71 72 71 70 69 69 68 68 68 66 65
MIN/MAX RH                   76         100          71          97          63
RH               98 82 76 85100100100100100 78 71 79 93 93 93 96 96 76 69 65 77
WIND DIR          E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S SE SE
WIND DIR DEG     10 11 10 10 08 10 12 10 10 14 14 13 12 13 15 15 16 18 17 15 14
WIND SPD          4  6  9  6  4  3  2  2  2  4  5  5  3  3  3  3  3  4  4  4  4
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)        91 89 90 94 89 81 73 76 79 77 76 72 69 73 77 79 82 74 66 69 72
VSBY              7  7  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     70          50          40          40          30
QPF 12HR                   0.18        0.20        0.14        0.09        0.06
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  L  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C        S  S  S  S                     
LAL                     3     3     3     3     2     2     2     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     4     3     3     3
MIX HGT              3800  3600  1700   500  4100  3900  1000   300  2800  2800
T WIND DIR             SE     E     E     E    SE    SE     E    SE     S    SE
T WIND SPD             16    14     8     2     6     9     4     2     3     8
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    44    44     7     2    23    24     5     2     9    17
MAX LVORI               4     8    10    10     7     6     8    10     6     4
STABILITY               D     C     B     F     F     C     B     F     F     C
CEILING              5500  2400  6300  2500  1700  1900  9400  4700  6900  6300
PRESSURE            29.97 29.93 29.97 29.97 30.01 29.96  30.0 30.01 30.04 30.01


DATE          SUN 10/02/16 MON 10/03/16 TUE 10/04/16 WED 10/05/16
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          66    80    64    80    64    78    65    77
TEMP          69 68 78 72 67 67 78 72 67 66 76 71 67 67 76 72
DEWPT         65 64 65 65 64 64 66 65 64 64 65 65 64 65 64 66
MAX/MIN RH       93    60    94    61    96    64    98    65
RH            87 87 64 79 88 92 67 80 90 93 69 81 90 94 66 81
WIND DIR       S SW  S SE SW  N NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD       2  1  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  5 10  9  8 10 10 10
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         30    30    10    10    10    20    10    30
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C                    S  S        C  C

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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