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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

VAZ081-260900-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
620 PM EDT SUN SEP 25 2016

DATE           09/25/16      MON 09/26/16            TUE 09/27/16            WED
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                      56          75          64          74          58
TEMP             66 60 58 57 59 71 74 74 67 67 67 67 64 67 72 71 65 64 63 61 59
DEWPT            59 57 56 56 57 61 61 63 63 63 63 64 63 66 64 65 64 61 59 55 56
MAX/MIN RH                   96          64          94          76          96
RH               78 90 93 95 93 71 64 69 87 89 87 91 98 96 76 81 96 90 89 80 90
WIND DIR          E  E  E  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW NE  E NE SE SE NW  N  N
WIND DIR DEG     09 11 11 16 14 16 17 18 16 17 19 20 21 05 07 04 14 14 33 35 00
WIND SPD          3  1  1  1  2  3  5  5  5  4  4  4  3  1  1  1  1  0  1  2  2
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 OV B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        74 70 68 68 69 74 77 77 73 80 81 92 84 90 79 80 61 44 45 38 50
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  6  6  4  4  6  6  6  6  7  7  6
POP 12HR                      5          10          60          60          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.41        0.48           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                C  C  C  C  L  L  C  C  S  S        C
TSTMS                                                 C  C                     
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     2     3     3     3     3     5     5     5
MIX HGT               300   300  1400  1300   300   300  1500  1300   300   300
T WIND DIR              E     E    SE     S     S    SW     W     N    NW     W
T WIND SPD              3     1     6    13    11    10     5     4     3     1
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     2     1    18    21     9    12     7     5     2     2
MAX LVORI               7     9     6     5     5     8     8     8     7     7
STABILITY               B     F     F     C     C     D     D     B     B     F
CEILING              3200  3200  3200  2400  9700  3200  6300  1700 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.06 30.06 30.05 29.98 29.94 29.90 29.90 29.84 29.82 29.82


DATE           09/28 THU 09/29/16 FRI 09/30/16 SAT 10/01/16 SUN 10/02/16
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          74    59    72    57    73    58    73    58    73
TEMP          72 67 62 61 71 65 60 60 71 65 61 60 71 65 61 60 71 67
DEWPT         60 59 59 58 60 58 56 55 57 57 55 54 56 57 55 55 58 59
MIN/MAX RH       63    95    63    92    56    88    56    88    60
RH            66 75 89 90 67 78 86 84 60 74 82 81 60 75 82 84 64 75
WIND DIR       S  S NW  N  N  N NW NW NW  N NW  N  N NE  N  N NE NE
WIND SPD       2  1  2  3  4  3  3  3  5  3  3  3  4  3  3  4  5  3
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    30    40    30    20    10    10    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  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