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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

VAZ081-300900-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
620 PM EDT FRI AUG 29 2014

DATE           08/29/14      SAT 08/30/14            SUN 08/31/14            MON
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                      67          88          70          91          72
TEMP             76 73 70 68 71 81 86 86 80 75 73 71 74 84 89 89 83 78 76 73 75
DEWPT            63 64 64 65 67 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 70 72 70 69 70 70 70 71 72
MAX/MIN RH                   93          53         100          46          93
RH               64 75 81 90 87 70 59 59 74 87 93100 87 67 54 51 65 76 82 93 90
WIND DIR          E  E SE  E SE SE  S  S SE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     10 11 12 11 13 14 16 16 14 16 18 19 19 21 20 21 19 19 20 21 22
WIND SPD          3  3  2  2  3  4  6  6  4  3  3  3  3  5  9  9  3  4  3  3  3
CLOUDS           B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        56 64 72 69 66 63 60 55 51 46 41 42 42 49 56 59 63 69 75 68 61
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     10          20          20          30          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.01        0.03
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                          S  S  S                 S  S  C  C  S  S  S
TSTMS                               S  S  S                 S  S  C  C         
LAL                     1     1     2     2     2     1     2     3     3     1
HAINES                  3     2     3     3     5     5     5     5     4     4
MIX HGT               700   900  2000  3700   600   400  3900  4800   700   600
T WIND DIR             SE    SE     S     S     S    SW    SW    SW     S    SW
T WIND SPD             11     6     6     8    11    11    12    14    13    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     6    14    21     8    12    45    42    10    12
MAX LVORI               4     6     4     3     6     9     4     2     4     6
STABILITY               F     F     B     B     F     F     B     B     F     F
CEILING              3200  2400  1700 10300  3200 26600 26600 12400 14800 10300
PRESSURE            29.98 30.05 30.05  30.0 29.95 29.96 29.96 29.90 29.87 29.87


DATE           09/01 TUE 09/02/14 WED 09/03/14 THU 09/04/14 FRI 09/05/14
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          90    71    94    71    91    68    88    68    89
TEMP          88 82 75 75 92 84 75 74 89 81 72 71 86 79 72 72 87 80
DEWPT         71 70 71 72 70 69 69 70 68 69 67 68 65 67 67 68 65 65
MIN/MAX RH       49    93    45    87    48    90    46    93    45
RH            56 67 87 89 49 61 82 87 50 67 84 90 50 67 84 87 47 60
WIND DIR      SW  S SW SW SW  S SW NW  N SE  S  N NE  E SE  N  E SE
WIND SPD       6  3  3  3  5  3  3  2  3  3  0  1  5  3  1  1  3  2
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    40    30    30    20    10    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C        C  C  S     S           S  S        S
TSTMS          C  C  C        C  C        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