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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
520 PM EST FRI DEC 19 2014

DATE           12/19/14      SAT 12/20/14            SUN 12/21/14            MON
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                      29          44          30          49          35
TEMP             38 34 31 34 33 39 42 41 36 34 33 32 32 44 47 48 40 37 37 37 37
DEWPT            27 26 25 24 24 25 25 27 29 28 28 27 26 27 28 29 32 34 35 35 34
MAX/MIN RH                   78          46          82          44          93
RH               64 72 78 66 69 57 50 57 75 80 82 81 78 51 47 47 73 87 91 92 89
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE  N  N  N  N NE NE NE NE  E NE NE  N
WIND DIR DEG     00 02 02 02 01 02 02 02 04 01 01 00 01 04 03 04 04 07 05 04 02
WIND SPD          3  0  1  1  1  4  3  3  2  1  0  1  1  3  3  3  2  2  2  3  4
CLOUDS           FW SC B1 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        22 42 63 78 93 97100 93 82 61 41 42 43 39 35 44 53 76100100100
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  5  5  5
POP 12HR                      5          30          10           5          40
QPF 12HR                      0        0.02           0           0        0.02
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                             C  C  C                                C  C  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     2     2     2     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT               900   400  2300  2400   500   300  2600  2600   600   300
T WIND DIR             NE    NE     N    NE    NE     N    NE    NE    NE    NE
T WIND SPD              5     6     6     3     3     3     5     5     8     8
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     3     6    13    11     2     4    15    19     8    11
MAX LVORI               4     3     3     4     5     5     3     3     6     7
STABILITY               F     F     D     B     F     F     B     B     F     D
CEILING             20800 14800 10100  4000  4000  4000  4000 30000 26600  3400
PRESSURE            30.15 30.19 30.21 30.19 30.20 30.21 30.23 30.20 30.22 30.17


DATE           12/22 TUE 12/23/14 WED 12/24/14 THU 12/25/14 FRI 12/26/14
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          51    44    62    55    66    37    52    34    60
TEMP          50 47 45 45 60 58 56 56 65 51 43 38 50 43 38 35 57 48
DEWPT         43 46 45 45 50 51 51 56 60 42 34 31 28 30 31 30 34 37
MIN/MAX RH       70   100    61   100    62    77    39    82    37
RH            77 95 99 99 69 77 83100 84 71 70 76 42 60 76 82 42 65
WIND DIR      NE  N NW  E SE SE  S  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
WIND SPD       6  5  2  1  2  3  6  8 16  9  6  5 16  4  4  3  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV OV B2 B2 OV OV OV B2 B1 SC FW FW CL FW FW FW
POP 12HR         70    30    30    70    70    10     5     5     5
RAIN           L  L  C  S  C  C  L  L  L  L                        

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NCZ030-200900-
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