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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE AUG 15 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 PM EDT TUE AUG 15 2017

DATE           08/15/17      WED 08/16/17            THU 08/17/17            FRI
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                      72          88          69          89          72
TEMP             79 76 74 73 75 82 86 85 78 75 73 70 73 82 87 88 82 77 75 73 76
DEWPT            77 74 74 73 74 75 74 74 74 73 72 70 72 74 73 72 73 73 73 73 74
MAX/MIN RH                  100          65         100          59         100
RH               95 95100 99 98 81 68 69 89 94 97100 97 77 63 59 74 87 94100 94
WIND DIR          E  N NW  N  N NE NE  E  E SE SE SE  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SW
WIND DIR DEG     08 02 32 35 01 03 04 07 10 12 13 13 11 13 15 16 16 17 19 20 21
WIND SPD          2  2  2  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  1  2  1  3  3  4  3  3  3  3  3
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1
CLOUDS(%)        73 75 73 64 76 56 62 63 52 46 39 49 47 43 40 48 49 43 48 50 56
VSBY              5  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     60          40          10          30          20
QPF 12HR                   0.22        0.05           0        0.01           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        L  C  S  S  S  S  C  C                    C  C  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             L  C              C  C                    C  C               
LAL                     4     1     3     3     1     1     3     3     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     5     5     3     4
MIX HGT               700   300  3100  3500  1100   300  3300  3300  1100   300
T WIND DIR              E    NE    NE     E    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S
T WIND SPD              4     3     6     4     4     3     4     8    10     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     3     6    14     9     3     3    22    26     8    10
MAX LVORI               8    10     5     5     9    10     6     3     6     9
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     A     F     F     A     A     F
CEILING              3200 11700   300  2400 11100 14800   300  7200  3200   300
PRESSURE            29.80 29.82 29.89 29.89 29.93 29.93 29.97 29.92 29.90 29.88


DATE           08/18 SAT 08/19/17 SUN 08/20/17 MON 08/21/17 TUE 08/22/17
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          90    74    88    73    87    72    87    71    87
TEMP          88 83 77 77 87 82 76 76 86 81 75 75 85 80 74 74 85 80
DEWPT         77 76 74 73 75 74 73 73 74 74 72 71 71 71 70 71 69 70
MIN/MAX RH       64    97    67    97    65    97    59    97    55
RH            70 80 90 88 69 78 90 90 68 79 90 87 63 74 89 90 59 72
WIND DIR      SW  S SW SW SW SW SW  W SW  S  S  N  E SE SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD       5  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  3  2  3  3  3
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    40    40    30    40    30    20    10    10
RAIN SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S            
TSTMS             C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  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