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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT MON OCT 23 2017

DATE             MON 10/23/17            TUE 10/24/17            WED 10/25/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      79          66          78          50          68
TEMP             61 74 78 78 71 69 70 69 68 71 76 75 64 59 56 52 50 63 67 66 54
DEWPT            60 63 63 64 64 66 67 67 66 67 63 61 58 54 50 46 42 41 40 41 41
MIN/MAX RH                   59          93          62          84          37
RH               97 69 59 61 80 90 90 93 93 87 63 63 80 82 80 80 74 44 37 40 61
WIND DIR          E SE SE  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  W NW NW NW  W  W  W
WIND DIR DEG     10 14 15 16 15 16 17 18 19 20 20 21 21 24 28 30 30 30 28 27 28
WIND SPD          3  8 10 10 10 10 10 10  8  9  9  9  5  4  4  4  4  5  6  5  3
CLOUDS           SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        45 46 54 64 78 96 91 95 87 77 47 36 27 17 15 16 15 15 14 10 14
VSBY              0  7  7  7  7  7  4  4  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     10          70          50          10           5
QPF 12HR                      0        0.27        0.09           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                    C  L  L  L  C  C  C  S                           
TSTMS                            S  S                                          
OBVIS            F+                                                            
LAL                     1     1     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     4     3     3     4     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT              4100  4300  2000  1400  2900  3200  1100   900  4400  4800
T WIND DIR             SE     S     S    SW     S     S    SW    NW    NW     W
T WIND SPD             16    29    31    21    14    23     9    10     8     6
SMOKE DISP             GD    VG    FR    PR    GD    GD    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    71    86    41    34    75    85     6    13    39    39
MAX LVORI               6     3     4     5     5     4     5     5     2     3
STABILITY               F     C     C     D     E     B     B     F     F     B
CEILING              3200  4000  6300  4000  1700 30000 30000  4700 26600 23500
PRESSURE            30.12 29.96 29.86 29.78 29.76 29.70 29.76 29.78 29.85 29.80


DATE          THU 10/26/17 FRI 10/27/17 SAT 10/28/17 SUN 10/29/17
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          41    62    43    68    48    71    53    68
TEMP          46 43 60 52 47 46 65 57 52 50 68 61 57 55 66 59
DEWPT         40 38 39 42 40 42 46 49 49 50 53 55 55 53 51 52
MAX/MIN RH       85    44    92    46   100    55    96    54
RH            78 81 46 68 75 85 49 74 89 97 59 80 93 93 58 78
WIND DIR       W  W  W  W SW SW  S SE  S  N  S SE  S SW NW  N
WIND SPD       3  3  6  2  2  2  5  3  3  2  5  3  3  3  8  5
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR          5     5     5     5     5    10    20    30
RAIN SHWRS                                         S  S  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