National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

VAZ081-282100-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
520 AM EST SAT FEB 28 2015

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

MAX/MIN                      34          18          37          34          52
TEMP             18 25 33 34 25 21 21 20 20 31 35 37 37 36 37 36 36 39 47 50 46
DEWPT            12 10  9  9 12 11 11 12 15 21 25 29 30 32 34 33 32 37 41 38 33
MIN/MAX RH                   33          77          62          92          58
RH               77 53 36 35 58 65 65 71 82 66 68 71 76 85 91 89 85 92 79 63 60
WIND DIR          N  N  N NE  E  E NE NE NE NE SE SE SE  S SW SW  W  W NW NW  N
WIND DIR DEG     02 01 02 04 07 08 05 05 04 06 12 14 15 18 22 22 25 29 32 32 01
WIND SPD          4  5  3  3  2  2  1  1  1  1  2  2  2  4  4  5  5  6 10  8  3
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B2 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        54 65 76 63 50 52 55 71 86 89 93 95 96 92 89 89 90 76 62 50 42
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5 10
POP 12HR                      0          10          40          60          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.05        0.04        0.02
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                         C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C  C  C   
SLEET                                        C                                 
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     2     3     3     3     5     5
MIX HGT              2400  2400   300   300   300   300   300   300  3800  4200
T WIND DIR              N    NE     E     E     E     S    SW    SW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD              9     4     6     4     4     5     4     5    11    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    GD    GD
ADI                    17    13     8     2     5     6     6     4    50    57
MAX LVORI               3     3     3     5     3     4     6     6     6     3
STABILITY               E     B     B     F     D     B     B     D     E     C
CEILING             11700  9800  8900  8000  4000  1000  8500  8100 11700 15900
PRESSURE            30.63 30.64 30.61 30.59 30.52 30.45 30.27 30.06 30.01 30.14


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

MIN/MAX          29    46    41    66    36    47    22    43
TEMP          39 32 44 44 44 51 63 53 42 37 46 36 27 24 40 33
DEWPT         25 25 31 35 42 45 56 51 39 35 34 27 20 15 19 19
MAX/MIN RH       75    55    93    64    96    53    77    37
RH            58 75 60 72 93 80 78 92 89 92 63 69 74 68 42 56
WIND DIR      NE  E SE  S  S SW SW  W NE  N  N  N  N  N  N NE
WIND SPD       3  3  3  4  9 12  9  6  1  8  6  4  5  4  4  2
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B1 SC FW FW
POP 12HR          5    50    50    40    50    40    10     5
RAIN                 C  C  C  C        C  C  C  C            
RAIN SHWRS                       C  C                        

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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