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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017

DATE             FRI 04/28/17            SAT 04/29/17            SUN 04/30/17
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                      85          68          89          68          87
TEMP             72 77 83 85 80 73 70 69 72 82 88 88 81 75 72 69 72 81 86 87 81
DEWPT            69 69 68 67 67 68 67 65 68 70 68 68 68 68 66 65 67 67 65 65 65
MIN/MAX RH                   56          92          50          87          48
RH               90 77 61 56 66 84 90 90 87 67 52 51 65 78 81 87 84 63 50 48 58
WIND DIR          S SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW  S
WIND DIR DEG     20 22 22 21 18 18 19 20 21 21 21 21 19 19 20 21 21 21 21 20 19
WIND SPD          4  4  5  6  3  5  4  4  6  9  9  9  6  6  5  5  6  8  9  9  6
CLOUDS           OV B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        95 68 50 33 32 32 32 36 40 36 32 31 29 29 29 39 50 48 46 43 41
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     30           5          10          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        C  S  S                                                      
TSTMS             S  S  S                                                      
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     5     5     4     5     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT              3400  3400  1300   800  2400  2600   900   300  2000  3400
T WIND DIR             SW    SW     S    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             11    13    13    16    16    17    13    12    14    18
SMOKE DISP             PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    PR    FR
ADI                    43    50     7    15    45    58    10    13    41    69
MAX LVORI               4     3     6     6     3     3     4     6     4     2
STABILITY               E     B     B     F     F     B     B     F     F     B
CEILING              1000  4000 30000   300   300 30000 26600 26600   300 26600
PRESSURE             30.0 30.01 30.06 30.09 30.15 30.10 30.12 30.12 30.14 30.06


DATE          MON 05/01/17 TUE 05/02/17 WED 05/03/17 THU 05/04/17
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          68    84    64    78    56    79    59    76
TEMP          71 72 82 76 68 66 76 69 60 60 76 71 63 62 74 69
DEWPT         66 66 63 65 63 58 48 52 50 53 50 55 56 55 57 57
MAX/MIN RH       87    51    85    36    83    38    83    51
RH            84 81 54 69 85 76 37 55 69 78 39 56 77 77 54 66
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S SW  W  W SW  W SW SW SW SW  S  S  S
WIND SPD       9 10 16 12 10  6 10  4  3  2  6  3  4  4 10  6
AVG CLOUDS    SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2
POP 12HR         10    30    60    10     5    10    20    30
RAIN SHWRS           S  C  L  L                    S  S  C  C
TSTMS                   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