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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT FRI SEP 4 2015

DATE             FRI 09/04/15            SAT 09/05/15            SUN 09/06/15
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                      92          68          83          67          84
TEMP             73 88 91 89 79 72 70 69 71 79 82 80 73 69 69 68 69 79 82 81 74
DEWPT            71 70 69 70 70 70 69 69 69 70 70 70 69 69 69 68 69 70 70 70 69
MIN/MAX RH                   49         100          68         100          67
RH               94 56 49 54 75 93 97100 93 74 69 72 87100100100 99 74 67 69 84
WIND DIR          N  N NE NE NE NE NE  N  N NE NE NE NE NE  N  N  N NE NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG     34 01 03 04 06 04 02 01 01 03 04 05 04 03 02 02 02 04 06 04 06
WIND SPD          2  3  4  5  4  3  3  3  5  8 10  9  5  4  3  4  4  6  6  6  4
CLOUDS           SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1
CLOUDS(%)        34 50 67 60 54 48 42 64 74 75 78 76 74 75 76 79 82 81 80 74 67
VSBY             10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     30          40          40          20          30
QPF 12HR                   0.04        0.01        0.05           0        0.17
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                   C  C                                                   
LAL                     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     5     5     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              4800  5700   900   400  3900  3800   600   300  3900  3800
T WIND DIR              N    NE     E    NE    NE     E     E    NE     E     E
T WIND SPD              5    10    11    11    13    13    13     9     9    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    21    36     9    11    42    36    10    11    22    27
MAX LVORI               5     4     7     9     4     5     8     9     5     4
STABILITY               F     B     A     F     E     B     B     F     D     B
CEILING             11700  4700 26600 26600 27500  2800  4100  7200  1700  4000
PRESSURE            29.87 29.89 29.93  30.0 30.02 30.01 30.01 30.01 30.01 30.01


DATE          MON 09/07/15 TUE 09/08/15 WED 09/09/15 THU 09/10/15
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          69    84    67    86    67    89    68    87
TEMP          70 71 82 76 70 70 84 77 71 71 87 79 72 71 85 78
DEWPT         69 68 70 70 67 67 67 69 67 67 68 68 68 68 68 69
MAX/MIN RH       97    63    97    54    99    50    97    53
RH            97 90 67 81 90 89 56 74 88 88 53 70 87 90 57 74
WIND DIR      NE NE NE  E NE  N NE SE  S SW SW  S SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD       3  5  6  3  2  3  2  3  3  2  4  3  5  3  4  2
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 SC B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR         30    40    30    20    10    10    10    20
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S                    S  S
TSTMS                               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