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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

VAZ096-232100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 AM EDT WED JUL 23 2014

DATE             WED 07/23/14            THU 07/24/14            FRI 07/25/14
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                      91          74          89          68          86
TEMP             74 85 90 90 84 77 75 75 77 87 89 87 78 72 70 69 71 82 86 84 77
DEWPT            73 70 68 69 73 72 71 71 72 72 70 70 71 71 70 68 70 69 67 67 66
MIN/MAX RH                   46          87          49         100          51
RH               97 63 49 50 71 85 85 87 82 63 52 54 77 93100100 96 65 53 55 69
WIND DIR          W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW  N  N  N  N  N  N NE  E SE
WIND DIR DEG     25 22 21 22 21 21 22 23 23 26 28 31 35 35 00 00 01 02 03 08 12
WIND SPD          4  3  4  9  6  6  6  6  6  6  5  4  3  3  3  3  4  6  5  4  4
CLOUDS           B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        67 53 49 45 40 48 57 61 65 75 85 86 88 88 88 82 77 64 50 43 42
VSBY              2  8  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     30          30          60          60          10
QPF 12HR                   0.01        0.01        0.35        0.06           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS           S  S  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  L  L  L  L  C  C               
TSTMS                   S  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  L  L  L  L                     
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     2     3     3     2     4     4     4     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     4     3     3     3     3     3     3     4
MIX HGT              4200  4200   600   300  4100  4100  1000   700  4900  5100
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW    SW     W    NW     W     N     N    NE
T WIND SPD              5    12    14    10     8     8     4     8     8     2
SMOKE DISP             PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    18    47    14    12    25    24     8     7    24    18
MAX LVORI               5     3     4     5     4     4    10    10     4     4
STABILITY               F     B     B     E     E     C     B     D     E     B
CEILING              6900 20800 12700 12700  4700  8900  9200  3600  3200 20400
PRESSURE            29.98 29.89 29.84 29.80 29.80 29.79 29.80 29.84 29.90 29.92


DATE          SAT 07/26/14 SUN 07/27/14 MON 07/28/14 TUE 07/29/14
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          68    90    69    88    71    88    70    86
TEMP          69 72 85 80 73 73 87 82 75 75 86 81 74 73 84 80
DEWPT         66 67 67 69 69 69 70 71 70 70 70 70 69 69 68 67
MAX/MIN RH       99    51    97    53    93    53    95    52
RH            89 86 55 69 87 87 57 69 84 84 59 69 86 87 58 65
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W NW NW  S
WIND SPD       3  2  4  5  5  5 10  6  5  5 10  8  5  3  5  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
POP 12HR         10    20    20    30    30    30    30    30
RAIN SHWRS           S  S  S     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C   
TSTMS                S  S  S     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C   

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