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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
706 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

VAZ096-012130-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
706 AM EDT WED APR 1 2015

DATE             WED 04/01/15            THU 04/02/15            FRI 04/03/15
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                      58          35          69          55          80
TEMP             44 52 57 55 49 41 38 36 40 59 67 68 63 57 57 56 58 72 78 78 71
DEWPT            32 30 28 28 32 34 35 34 37 36 37 38 42 48 52 53 55 57 59 59 58
MIN/MAX RH                   33          95          32          90          52
RH               61 43 33 35 52 76 90 93 90 42 33 33 47 72 84 90 90 59 53 53 63
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S
WIND DIR DEG     34 35 00 01 10 14 16 17 17 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 20 21 20 20
WIND SPD          6  9  6  4  2  3  3  3  3  9 12 12 10 10 10 10 10 13 16 14 10
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1
CLOUDS(%)         3  3  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  3  9 15 31 47 56 66 60 56 50 60
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           5          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                                                    C
TSTMS                                                                         S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     5     5     5     4     4     3     3     4     5
MIX HGT              3700  3700   800   300  2700  2800   700   300  2800  2800
T WIND DIR              N     N    SE     S     S     S    SW    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             13     8     4     3    13    20    19    20    29    35
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    GD    GD
ADI                    39    40     2     4    47    55    19    23    78    86
MAX LVORI               2     2     6     8     3     2     4     4     3     3
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     F     C     C     D     D     D
CEILING             26900 30000 30000 30000 30000 30000 20800 12700  1000 11700
PRESSURE            30.02 30.13 30.20 30.27 30.31 30.25 30.14 30.09 30.04 29.93


DATE          SAT 04/04/15 SUN 04/05/15 MON 04/06/15 TUE 04/07/15
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          59    66    41    62    45    67    51    71
TEMP          62 61 65 56 46 44 59 55 48 48 64 61 54 54 69 64
DEWPT         56 53 42 36 31 32 34 37 37 40 46 47 49 50 54 55
MAX/MIN RH       84    39    66    36    79    48    91    56
RH            83 75 44 47 55 61 39 51 65 74 53 61 82 85 60 72
WIND DIR      SW  W NW  N NW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND SPD      10  6 11  5  4  2  3  3  3  2  5  5  6  9  8  6
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR         50    30     5     5     5    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C                                    
TSTMS          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