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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

GREEN CROSS RAWS-BERTIE NC
36.01N  76.90W ELEV. 52 FT
620 PM EDT THU MAY 5 2016

DATE           05/05/16      FRI 05/06/16            SAT 05/07/16            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
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      51          63          51          73          57
TEMP             54 54 53 52 53 59 62 62 58 55 54 53 55 66 71 72 67 63 61 59 61
DEWPT            54 53 51 51 51 52 52 53 53 52 51 51 51 50 49 51 53 52 51 53 54
MAX/MIN RH                  100          67          96          44          83
RH              100 96 93 96 93 78 70 71 82 90 90 93 86 56 46 48 61 67 69 79 78
WIND DIR         NE  N NW NW NW  W NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SE  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     04 02 31 32 30 25 31 31 29 27 25 25 25 27 29 29 14 17 21 23 24
WIND SPD          4  3  3  3  3  5  8  8  4  3  1  2  3  4  8  3  2  3  4  5  6
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        94 93 93 94 95 91 86 83 79 72 65 65 64 65 65 50 35 44 52 55 59
VSBY              2  2  5  5  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6
POP 12HR                     80          60          20          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.77        0.13           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        D  D  D  D  L  L  C  C  S  S                                S
TSTMS             S                 S  S                                       
LAL                     2     1     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     3     4     4     5     5
MIX HGT              1000   600  2800  2800  1000   600  5100  5100  1100  1000
T WIND DIR              E    SE     W     W     W    NW    NW     W     S    SW
T WIND SPD              9     5     6    12     9     4     9    10     6    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     6     6    26    32     8     6    29    28     6    11
MAX LVORI               6     6     5     4     7     7     3     3     4     3
STABILITY               B     D     D     C     B     F     E     B     A     F
CEILING              1000  1000  1000  4000  4000  5900  3200  4700 13800  9800
PRESSURE            29.59 29.60 29.67 29.67 29.72 29.73 29.78 29.75 29.75 29.72


DATE           05/08 MON 05/09/16 TUE 05/10/16 WED 05/11/16 THU 05/12/16
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          80    59    81    65    83    65    82    64    82
TEMP          78 72 63 63 79 75 68 68 81 76 68 68 80 75 67 67 80 75
DEWPT         58 60 55 56 59 63 61 63 64 65 64 66 65 65 64 64 62 62
MIN/MAX RH       49    86    49    87    53    97    56    97    51
RH            50 66 75 77 50 66 78 84 56 69 87 92 60 71 90 90 54 64
WIND DIR       W  N  S NW SW SE  S SW SW  S  S SW  S  S  S MM MM MM
WIND SPD       8  3  2  2  4  3  3  4  6  5  5  6  5  5  6 MM MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1
POP 12HR         20    10    10    10    10    20    20    30    30
RAIN SHWRS     S  S                          S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                                    S  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