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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

VAZ096-172100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 AM EDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE             WED 09/17/14            THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                      79          60          78          60          77
TEMP             67 77 78 78 69 64 62 61 62 76 78 77 68 63 62 61 63 75 77 76 67
DEWPT            61 60 59 58 60 61 61 59 61 62 61 58 60 59 60 58 60 60 60 60 57
MIN/MAX RH                   48         100          49          93          53
RH               81 58 52 51 73 90 97 94 97 63 56 52 76 87 93 90 90 60 56 58 70
WIND DIR         NE NE  E  E  E NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E
WIND DIR DEG     05 05 07 07 08 06 04 04 03 04 05 06 07 06 05 04 03 05 06 07 07
WIND SPD          4  6  8  6  4  3  3  3  3  5  6  6  4  3  3  4  5  9 10  9  5
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        87 83 79 78 78 74 70 73 77 77 78 77 76 58 41 42 42 37 32 31 30
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     20          20          20          10          10
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  S  S  S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     4     4
MIX HGT              4100  4000  1000   300  4200  4100   300   300  4100  3600
T WIND DIR              E     E     N     N     E     E     E    NE     E     E
T WIND SPD             12    11     4     4    10    11     8    10    16    18
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR
ADI                    36    32    11     5    30    28    13     9    64    62
MAX LVORI               3     3     8     9     5     4     6     6     4     3
STABILITY               D     C     B     F     E     C     B     F     F     B
CEILING              4000  4000  3200  1700  3100  2400  2800  3200  4700  5500
PRESSURE            29.95 29.92 29.88 29.87 29.89 29.92 29.95 30.03 30.10 30.12


DATE          SAT 09/20/14 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14
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          59    78    63    82    65    81    62    76
TEMP          60 62 76 71 66 66 80 74 68 68 79 72 66 64 74 69
DEWPT         58 60 61 60 60 60 63 63 63 63 63 63 61 59 59 56
MAX/MIN RH      100    53    87    50    91    52    90    50
RH            93 95 60 68 81 81 56 69 84 85 58 73 84 85 58 63
WIND DIR       E NE  E  E SE  N NE  S SW SW  W  S NW  N  N NE
WIND SPD       3  3  5  3  2  3  2  3  4  4  5  2  3  5  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR          5     5     5    10    10    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS                                   S  S  S  S  S  S

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VAZ098-172100-
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