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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

VAZ081-040900-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
620 PM EDT TUE MAY 3 2016

DATE           05/03/16      WED 05/04/16            THU 05/05/16            FRI
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                      58          71          53          66          50
TEMP             68 63 61 59 60 66 69 70 64 59 56 54 55 61 64 65 60 55 53 51 53
DEWPT            62 60 59 58 57 59 57 56 56 55 54 53 53 53 53 52 52 51 49 49 49
MAX/MIN RH                   96          59          96          62          91
RH               81 91 93 96 90 78 66 61 76 90 92 96 93 75 67 64 77 85 86 91 86
WIND DIR         NE  W  N  N NE  N NW NW NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  N NW NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     04 27 34 35 03 35 32 32 04 06 05 03 02 03 04 05 03 34 33 33 32
WIND SPD          1  0  1  3  3  2  4  3  2  3  3  3  4  4  4  5  3  3  2  2  3
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        74 75 75 79 83 87 75 68 59 66 72 78 83 87 88 88 91 88 85 84 82
VSBY              6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     50          30          40          60          60
QPF 12HR                   0.16        0.16        0.09        0.39        0.48
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS             C  C              S  S              S  S  S  S               
LAL                     3     1     2     2     1     2     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     3     2     3     2     2
MIX HGT              1500  1000  3500  4100  1600   600  2300  2400  1100   700
T WIND DIR              W     N    SW    SW    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE    NE
T WIND SPD              8     3     8    11     9     9     9    12    17    17
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     3    41    43     8    11    19    27    10    21
MAX LVORI               6     8     5     4     6     8     4     4     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     D     B     B     F     D     C     B     D
CEILING              4000  7100  5200  4700  4700  1000  1000  1700  1000  1000
PRESSURE            29.63 29.59 29.55 29.46 29.48 29.43 29.42 29.37 29.40 29.44


DATE           05/06 SAT 05/07/16 SUN 05/08/16 MON 05/09/16 TUE 05/10/16
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          66    49    72    56    79    54    77    61    82
TEMP          64 59 52 53 69 66 59 60 76 69 59 58 74 71 64 65 80 75
DEWPT         50 51 50 49 48 53 52 55 55 53 48 49 48 54 53 56 58 60
MIN/MAX RH       59   100    46    90    42    80    39    78    45
RH            62 75 93 86 47 63 78 84 48 57 67 72 40 56 67 73 47 60
WIND DIR      NW NW  W NW NW SW SW  W NW NW  N  N SW  S  S  S SW  S
WIND SPD       8  2  3  3  6  3  4  6  8  3  3  2  4  3  2  2  8  6
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR         60    20    20    10    20     5    10    10    20
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  S  S  S  S        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