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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
520 AM EST WED FEB 22 2017

DATE             WED 02/22/17            THU 02/23/17            FRI 02/24/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      70          52          75          55          76
TEMP             47 61 69 69 64 58 54 54 55 67 73 74 67 60 57 57 57 69 75 75 69
DEWPT            46 50 52 52 52 52 53 52 52 55 55 53 54 54 53 54 53 56 57 56 57
MIN/MAX RH                   53          95          49          88          50
RH               96 67 55 55 65 81 95 92 90 65 53 49 64 81 87 88 86 63 54 52 65
WIND DIR         SE  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  S SE SE
WIND DIR DEG     14 16 19 15 13 15 17 17 18 18 19 18 15 15 15 13 11 14 16 15 15
WIND SPD          2  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  1  3  4  5  3  3  2  2  2  3  6  6  3
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        75 80 84 91 91 88 71 80 71 67 69 59 58 49 41 43 47 46 49 46 39
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     20          10          20          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS              S  S              S  S  S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     4     4     4     5     4     5
MIX HGT              3700  4000  1100   300  3400  3600   900   300  3500  3400
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S    SE     E    SE    SE
T WIND SPD              9     8     6     4     8     9     8     2     4    12
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    31    30     6     3    23    24     6     2    36    39
MAX LVORI               5     3     8     8     5     3     7     7     4     3
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     F     C     B     F     F     B
CEILING              4700  4400  6300  6300  6300 13800 14800 30000 30000 30000
PRESSURE            29.97 29.90 29.88 29.86 29.87 29.84 29.86 29.86 29.90 29.85


DATE          SAT 02/25/17 SUN 02/26/17 MON 02/27/17 TUE 02/28/17
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          56    77    41    58    36    63    41    69
TEMP          59 58 74 61 49 43 56 48 41 39 59 53 46 44 65 62
DEWPT         55 56 57 50 34 28 24 26 28 30 33 37 38 39 47 51
MAX/MIN RH       93    49    68    26    75    35    89    49
RH            87 93 57 67 57 55 29 42 58 70 37 54 73 83 52 67
WIND DIR      SE SE SW  W NW NW  W  W SW  S  W  S  S SW SW  S
WIND SPD       3  2 12 10  8  5  9  3  3  3  9  3  5  4 11  8
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         10    30    20     0     0     5    10    10
RAIN SHWRS              C  S                                 
TSTMS                   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