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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

VAZ081-032100-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
620 AM EDT THU SEP 3 2015

DATE             THU 09/03/15            FRI 09/04/15            SAT 09/05/15
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                      94          72          88          70          83
TEMP             72 88 93 92 80 75 74 73 75 85 87 85 77 73 72 71 71 81 83 81 74
DEWPT            68 70 67 67 70 70 69 70 70 70 68 69 68 69 69 69 68 68 68 68 66
MIN/MAX RH                   43          90          53          93          60
RH               88 56 43 44 72 86 86 90 84 61 53 59 74 86 90 93 91 66 61 64 76
WIND DIR         NW NW NW  N  N SE  W  N  N NE NE NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E
WIND DIR DEG     31 33 33 35 35 13 29 35 35 04 05 06 07 05 03 03 03 04 05 06 08
WIND SPD          3  3  3  3  1  1  1  1  2  3  3  5  4  4  3  4  5  8  8  5  4
CLOUDS           SC FW SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)        33 22 47 63 63 63 61 61 53 57 61 57 53 59 65 73 81 73 65 56 46
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  8
POP 12HR                     20          20          30          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.06           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              S  S  S  S        S  S  C  C  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S  S  S              C  C                           
LAL                     2     2     2     1     3     3     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     4     4     4     4     4     3
MIX HGT              5200  5200   800   300  4300  5200   900   300  3200  2800
T WIND DIR             NW    NW     W     N    NE    NE     E    NE    NE     E
T WIND SPD              6     3     2     8     4     6    11    10    14    17
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR
ADI                    29    30     3     7    23    24     9    12    42    39
MAX LVORI               4     4     7     6     4     4     6     6     4     4
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     F     B     B     E     E     B
CEILING              9800 30000  4700  4700 12700  4000  5400  4500  1700  2500
PRESSURE            29.77 29.75 29.70 29.75 29.81 29.81 29.88 29.93 29.98 29.98


DATE          SUN 09/06/15 MON 09/07/15 TUE 09/08/15 WED 09/09/15
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          67    83    65    85    66    88    67    89
TEMP          69 69 81 75 68 69 83 76 70 70 86 78 71 71 87 80
DEWPT         65 65 64 65 64 65 65 67 66 66 65 66 67 67 65 66
MAX/MIN RH       90    55    93    52    97    47    97    46
RH            87 87 56 72 87 87 55 74 87 87 49 67 88 87 48 62
WIND DIR      NE  N  E  E  E  E  E SE  S SW  S SE  S SW SE SE
WIND SPD       3  3  5  3  1  2  3  3  3  2  3  3  3  3  3  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         20    10    10    10    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     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