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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

VAZ081-190900-
JAMES RIVER NWR RAWS-PRINCE GEORGE VA
37.25N  77.25W ELEV. 50 FT
520 PM EST THU DEC 18 2014

DATE           12/18/14      FRI 12/19/14            SAT 12/20/14            SUN
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      28          47          27          43          29
TEMP             36 32 31 30 29 40 46 46 36 33 30 29 28 38 42 42 34 32 31 30 30
DEWPT            24 24 25 24 23 22 22 24 26 25 24 23 22 22 22 23 24 27 29 29 29
MAX/MIN RH                   82          36          81          42          96
RH               63 73 79 79 79 48 38 42 67 74 78 78 78 52 44 46 66 81 92 96 96
WIND DIR          W NE  N  N  N  N NW NW  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  N  N  N NW NW
WIND DIR DEG     29 06 01 01 35 34 33 31 34 34 00 35 35 35 30 32 01 00 34 33 32
WIND SPD          1  1  3  2  2  4  4  3  1  1  3  2  2  4  3  3  1  0  0  0  1
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1
CLOUDS(%)        43 45 46 37 28 20 12 16 20 30 39 57 74 81 88 84 80 80 80 74 68
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5  2  2 10 10 10
POP 12HR                      5           0           5          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                     S  S  S  S  S         
SNOW                                                              S  S         
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     3     3     3     4     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT               300   300  2700  3000   600   300  3100  2900   300   300
T WIND DIR              N     N    NW    NW    NW     N    NW    NW     N    NW
T WIND SPD              5     8    12     6     5    11     8     4     2     2
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     4     8    35    30     6    12    17    17     1     2
MAX LVORI               5     5     3     3     4     4     3     3     7     8
STABILITY               F     F     B     B     F     F     B     B     D     F
CEILING             10800  8500 30000 30000 26600 19100 14800  9800 10800 10800
PRESSURE             30.0  30.0 30.02 30.01 30.09 30.12 30.14 30.12 30.13 30.13


DATE           12/21 MON 12/22/14 TUE 12/23/14 WED 12/24/14 THU 12/25/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          47    34    48    40    56    43    57    34    50
TEMP          45 38 36 34 46 44 42 41 54 49 46 44 55 45 39 35 48 42
DEWPT         31 31 30 32 40 40 39 38 44 44 44 44 45 37 32 29 27 28
MIN/MAX RH       53    92    69    92    60   100    54    82    38
RH            58 77 80 92 78 85 90 90 68 83 93100 69 74 76 78 44 56
WIND DIR       N NE NE NE NE  N  N  W  S SE  S  S SW  W SW SW  W  W
WIND SPD       2  2  1  3  3  3  2  2  3  2  3  5 10  8  6  8 14  6
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC B1 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B1 SC SC SC FW
POP 12HR         10    20    50    50    30    60    50    10     5
RAIN                 S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L  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