National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT THU OCT 2 2014

DATE             THU 10/02/14            FRI 10/03/14            SAT 10/04/14
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                      79          61          83          64          72
TEMP             62 72 77 77 70 66 64 63 64 75 81 80 73 69 68 66 65 69 71 69 59
DEWPT            61 59 61 62 62 60 59 58 58 59 59 60 61 61 62 61 61 61 58 50 47
MIN/MAX RH                   51          87          44          87          48
RH               95 64 58 59 76 81 84 84 81 58 47 51 66 77 81 84 87 76 63 51 64
WIND DIR          N  E NE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  W  W  W NW
WIND DIR DEG     00 09 03 07 09 09 10 10 11 14 18 17 16 17 19 20 22 26 28 28 29
WIND SPD          1  3  3  2  3  2  2  2  1  3  6  8  5  6  8  8  8  8 10  9  5
CLOUDS           B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC B1 OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        66 54 40 44 35 42 48 57 66 36 38 62 95 98100 83 65 38 36 20 14
VSBY              2 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10          10          20          60          50
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.30        0.01
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                            S  S  L  L  C            
OBVIS             F                                                            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     5     5     5     5     5     4     3     3     5
MIX HGT              3800  4000   400   300  3100  3000   300   300  3600  3500
T WIND DIR              N    SE    SE    SE     S     S     S    SW     W     W
T WIND SPD              2     4    10     6     8    12    14    17    14    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    16    16    10     4    33    37    16    18    42    43
MAX LVORI               5     4     5     6     3     3     4     4     4     2
STABILITY               F     B     B     F     F     C     D     D     F     B
CEILING              6300 30000  2400  2400  2400 26600  9800  2800  1700  4000
PRESSURE            30.02 30.01 30.01 30.02 30.01 29.90 29.79 29.71 29.61 29.62


DATE          SUN 10/05/14 MON 10/06/14 TUE 10/07/14 WED 10/08/14
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          46    69    47    74    54    75    57    76
TEMP          51 50 65 57 52 52 71 64 58 57 73 66 60 60 74 67
DEWPT         38 36 38 39 40 42 46 51 51 52 53 56 56 55 56 57
MAX/MIN RH       66    33    79    38    90    46    91    47
RH            61 58 37 52 64 70 41 63 77 83 49 71 87 85 53 71
WIND DIR      NW NW  W SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW  S  W NW NW  N
WIND SPD       4  3  5  3  3  3  8  4  3  3  6  3  3  2  3  0
AVG CLOUDS    FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC FW FW
POP 12HR          5     5     5     5    10    10    10    10

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NCZ030-022100-
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