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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
520 PM EST WED JAN 18 2017

DATE           01/18/17      THU 01/19/17            FRI 01/20/17            SAT
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                      40          59          40          58          46
TEMP             58 51 47 44 42 53 58 59 50 44 43 43 42 50 55 56 52 48 48 48 47
DEWPT            42 40 38 37 36 37 39 39 39 39 39 39 39 42 45 47 47 48 47 46 45
MAX/MIN RH                   82          46          89          70         100
RH               55 67 72 76 79 54 48 47 66 82 86 86 89 75 70 73 84100 96 93 94
WIND DIR          N NE  N  N  N  N NW  W  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S SW SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     00 02 36 00 34 01 33 27 20 17 17 17 16 15 16 19 18 21 23 24 21
WIND SPD          3  1  2  1  1  3  3  3  2  1  1  1  2  4  5  3  1  3  2  1  2
CLOUDS           CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)         4  5  5  8 13 19 32 33 30 36 51 75 88 96 97 90 79 70 71 66 78
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0           0          10          70          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.13           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                  L  L  L  C  S  S         
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     4     4     4     4     2     2     5     5
MIX HGT              1300   300  2500  2500   300   300  1600  1700   300   300
T WIND DIR             NW     N     N     W     S    SE     S     S     W    SE
T WIND SPD              4     5     6     3     3     3     8     8     8     2
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     6    19    12     2     3    13    14     5     3
MAX LVORI               4     4     4     3     5     6     5     6     9     9
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     B     F     D     B     B     F
CEILING             30000 30000 23500  2400 18200 15900  7300  2400  2400  1000
PRESSURE            30.01 30.04 30.09 30.02 30.01 29.97 29.96 29.86 29.87 29.85


DATE           01/21 SUN 01/22/17 MON 01/23/17 TUE 01/24/17 WED 01/25/17
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          61    51    62    53    63    45    59    43    62
TEMP          58 56 53 52 61 58 55 54 62 54 49 46 57 51 46 44 60 57
DEWPT         52 52 51 51 56 55 55 54 54 51 48 45 45 44 42 42 46 47
MIN/MAX RH       74    96    81   100    70   100    58    94    56
RH            80 85 93 96 84 90100100 75 90 96 96 64 77 86 93 59 69
WIND DIR       S SE SE SE SE SE  E SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
WIND SPD       3  3  3  3  4  4  5  9  9  5  3  3  8  4  3  3  5  3
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW
POP 12HR         30    50    70    70    50    10    10     5     5
RAIN              C                                                
RAIN SHWRS           C  C  L  L  L  L  C  C                        
TSTMS                         C  C  C     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