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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

VAZ096-270900-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
520 PM EST THU FEB 26 2015

DATE           02/26/15      FRI 02/27/15            SAT 02/28/15            SUN
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      22          36          17          32          16
TEMP             29 26 23 22 22 29 33 32 29 25 23 20 18 24 30 29 21 22 19 18 17
DEWPT            27 23 20 18 17 20 23 21 19 16 14 12 10 12 14 13 13 14 14 14 15
MAX/MIN RH                   95          51          82          44          96
RH               90 88 87 84 80 69 66 63 66 68 68 71 70 60 50 51 71 71 79 84 92
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG     01 00 35 00 00 01 01 02 02 02 02 02 01 02 02 03 03 04 04 04 04
WIND SPD          6  6  6  5  3  5  6  5  4  6  8  8  8  9  9  8  5  4  3  3  3
CLOUDS           OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1
CLOUDS(%)        89 85 80 73 66 63 60 56 52 53 54 55 56 60 64 54 43 41 39 50 60
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10          10           5          10           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
SNOWSHWRS                                                                      
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1      
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     4     4     4     4     4      
MIX HGT               400   300  1700  2000  1100  1100  2000  1700   300   300
T WIND DIR              N    NW    NW     N     N     N     N    NE    NE      
T WIND SPD              9     2     5    12    12    16    11     8     8      
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR      
ADI                    14     4    22    23    15    15    24    17     6      
MAX LVORI               6     7     6     3     4     4     4     3     6      
STABILITY               C     E     E     C     C     E     E     B     B      
CEILING              3200 30000 30000  1700  3200 17100 12700  9800  7300      
PRESSURE            30.01 30.11 30.22 30.35 30.48 30.59 30.71 30.76 30.77      


DATE           03/01 MON 03/02/15 TUE 03/03/15 WED 03/04/15 THU 03/05/15
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          41    34    50    33    49    43    61    44    53
TEMP          36 38 35 36 48 43 37 35 47 46 44 45 59 54 48 45 52 42
DEWPT         31 31 35 35 43 37 31 31 39 41 43 45 53 50 44 41 40 36
MIN/MAX RH       53   100    67    89    66   100    68    90    55
RH            82 77 99 96 83 79 77 85 73 83 96100 80 87 87 88 62 78
WIND DIR      NE  S SW SW  W  N NE NE  E SE  S SW SW  W  N  E MM MM
WIND SPD       3  2  4  8  9  6 10  4  3  3  3  6 11  5  4  3 MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1
POP 12HR         10    40    30    10    50    40    50    40    20
RAIN                 C  C  C  C        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S

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VAZ098-270900-
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