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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

VAZ096-042100-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
620 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

DATE             FRI 09/04/15            SAT 09/05/15            SUN 09/06/15
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          71          83          69          83
TEMP             73 89 90 90 81 74 72 72 73 83 82 80 76 72 71 70 71 81 82 81 76
DEWPT            71 71 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 70 71 71 70 70 69
MIN/MAX RH                   50          94          66         100          67
RH               93 56 51 51 69 87 92 94 91 67 67 76 84 97100100100 72 67 69 80
WIND DIR          N NE NE NE NE NE NE  N NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E NE
WIND DIR DEG     00 03 05 05 06 04 03 02 03 05 05 06 05 04 03 04 04 05 06 07 06
WIND SPD          2  4  8  9  6  3  3  4  5  9 10 10  6  5  4  4  5  8  9  8  5
CLOUDS           SC SC B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        31 42 52 49 46 53 61 68 75 76 78 75 73 75 76 78 79 79 77 65 53
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     20          40          40          30          30
QPF 12HR                      0        0.01        0.07        0.02        0.11
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              S  S  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                   S  S                                                   
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     5     4     5     4     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              4600  5900  1200   800  4100  3900  1100   300  3900  3800
T WIND DIR              N    NE    NE    NE     E     E     E    NE    NE     E
T WIND SPD              6    13     9    13    13    16    12     3     8    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    GD    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    37    61     9    16    42    42    14     6    25    29
MAX LVORI               4     3     6     6     4     4     9    10     5     4
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     E     C     B     E     E     B
CEILING             30000 26600 26600 30000  1700  3200  8900  5700  8000  3600
PRESSURE            29.90 29.93 29.97 30.01 30.05 30.05 30.05 30.05 30.05 30.04


DATE          MON 09/07/15 TUE 09/08/15 WED 09/09/15 THU 09/10/15
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          70    83    67    86    67    88    68    86
TEMP          71 72 82 76 70 70 84 77 71 71 86 79 72 71 84 78
DEWPT         69 69 71 71 67 67 69 69 68 68 69 69 68 68 69 69
MAX/MIN RH       93    66    97    57   100    54    97    57
RH            93 90 68 85 90 90 61 76 90 90 57 72 87 90 61 74
WIND DIR      NE NE NE  E NE  N NE SE  S SW  S  S SW SW SW  S
WIND SPD       3  5  8  4  3  3  4  3  3  3  4  3  5  3  5  1
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR         30    40    30    20    10    10    10    20
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S                    S  S
TSTMS                               S                    S  S

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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