National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

VAZ081-210900-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
620 PM EDT SAT SEP 20 2014

DATE           09/20/14      SUN 09/21/14            MON 09/22/14            TUE
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                      60          88          62          78          51
TEMP             68 63 62 61 62 80 86 87 75 70 67 64 64 74 77 76 64 60 56 53 53
DEWPT            64 63 62 61 62 63 62 63 63 63 62 60 58 54 50 50 49 49 48 47 46
MAX/MIN RH                  100          41          88          37          82
RH               87100100100100 56 44 44 67 78 85 88 81 50 39 40 58 68 76 82 79
WIND DIR          E NE  N  N  N NW  W SW SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW  N  N  N  N  N
WIND DIR DEG     07 03 00 35 34 31 28 24 21 23 27 29 32 33 32 33 35 35 35 35 35
WIND SPD          3  1  1  2  3  3  4  5  4  4  5  4  6  9  9  8  3  4  4  4  4
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL
CLOUDS(%)        34 36 38 34 30 23 17 34 50 63 70 58 30 25 20 15 10  6  2  2  2
VSBY             10 10 10 10  2 10 10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                      5          10          20          10           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S                           
TSTMS                                     S  S                                 
OBVIS                        PF                                                
LAL                     1     1     1     2     2     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     5     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT               300   300  4500  4600   400   300  4100  4000  1100   300
T WIND DIR             NE     N    NW     W    SW    NW    NW    NW     N     N
T WIND SPD              5     5     9    13    16    16    16    11    16    17
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     4     6    50    50    13    15    50    45     8    13
MAX LVORI              10     9     5     3     4     5     3     3     4     4
STABILITY               F     F     B     B     E     E     B     B     F     F
CEILING             29400  8900  9800 26600 30000  7200 29400 30000  4700 30000
PRESSURE            29.87 29.80 29.71 29.61 29.61 29.68 29.80 29.87 29.97 30.07


DATE           09/23 WED 09/24/14 THU 09/25/14 FRI 09/26/14 SAT 09/27/14
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          75    52    74    60    73    59    77    59    78
TEMP          73 64 56 56 72 67 63 62 72 66 62 62 75 68 62 62 76 69
DEWPT         41 48 48 52 54 56 58 59 59 59 58 58 58 59 58 59 60 61
MIN/MAX RH       30    93    49    93    58    93    49    96    51
RH            31 56 74 86 53 68 84 90 64 77 87 87 55 73 87 90 58 76
WIND DIR       N  E NE  N NE NE NE  N NE NE NE  N NE  E  S NE MM MM
WIND SPD       3  2  1  3  5  4  3  5  8  5  4  3  5  4  2  3 MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    CL CL FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          0    10    10    10    20    10    20    20    20
RAIN                                   S  S        S  S  S  S  S  S

$$
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