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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 PM EDT WED JUL 30 2014

DATE           07/30/14      THU 07/31/14            FRI 08/01/14            SAT
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
EDT 3HRLY     17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08

MIN/MAX                      64          87          67          83          68
TEMP             76 69 66 65 71 83 86 86 78 72 69 68 72 80 82 80 74 71 70 69 72
DEWPT            60 61 62 63 65 63 61 62 63 63 63 65 66 66 66 67 69 66 63 64 64
MAX/MIN RH                   93          41          90          56          84
RH               58 76 87 93 81 51 43 45 60 73 81 90 81 62 58 65 83 84 79 84 76
WIND DIR          W SE SE  E SE  S  S  S SE  E  E NE NE NE  E  E  E  E  E  E  S
WIND DIR DEG     26 15 14 11 14 17 16 16 14 10 08 03 03 05 07 08 08 07 07 09 16
WIND SPD          1  2  1  0  1  3  4  4  3  3  1  1  2  6  8  8  5  2  2  2  2
CLOUDS           SC SC SC FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)        35 33 30 24 17 29 40 45 50 58 66 69 71 79 86 87 87 89 90 90 90
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     10          10          20          50          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.50        0.24
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L
TSTMS                                                       C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     3     3
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     4     5     4     4     4
MIX HGT               800   300  5300  5800   700   300  4200  4100   300   300
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SW     S    SE    NE    NE     E     E     E
T WIND SPD              8     4     4     9    10     5    12    16    10     4
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    FR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     4    26    36     9     8    38    44    10     6
MAX LVORI               6     7     3     3     5     6     4     4     5     5
STABILITY               F     F     A     B     F     F     B     C     D     D
CEILING              4000 30000  4700  4000  4700  9800 10800 10000  6300  9400
PRESSURE            29.94 30.01 30.02 30.02 30.02 30.05 30.06 30.03 30.03 30.01


DATE           08/02 SUN 08/03/14 MON 08/04/14 TUE 08/05/14 WED 08/06/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MAX/MIN          82    69    83    71    85    71    88    71    90
TEMP          81 75 72 72 82 78 73 74 84 80 74 75 86 81 74 75 88 81
DEWPT         64 64 68 69 69 68 68 69 70 69 68 69 69 70 68 68 68 69
MIN/MAX RH       52    93    58    87    56    87    51    87    46
RH            56 69 87 89 65 71 83 84 63 69 82 82 57 69 82 79 52 67
WIND DIR       S  E  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  S  S SW SW  S  S  W SW SE
WIND SPD       4  2  2  2  3  2  3  3  3  3  3  2  3  2  2  3  4  2
AVG CLOUDS    OV B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         60    60    50    50    40    40    40    40    20
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S
TSTMS          C  C  C     C  C  C        C  C        C  C        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