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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 PM EDT MON SEP 1 2014

DATE           09/01/14      TUE 09/02/14            WED 09/03/14            THU
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                      73          96          74          92          71
TEMP             84 79 77 75 77 87 93 93 86 80 78 76 77 86 90 90 83 77 75 73 75
DEWPT            72 70 69 68 70 70 70 68 71 70 69 69 69 69 69 70 71 70 70 70 70
MAX/MIN RH                   84          41          82          45          93
RH               67 74 76 79 79 57 48 45 62 72 74 79 76 57 50 52 67 79 84 90 84
WIND DIR         SW  S SW SW SW  W SW SW  S SW SW SW  W NW SW  S  S  S SE  E NE
WIND DIR DEG     22 20 21 22 24 26 24 22 20 21 23 23 25 33 24 20 18 16 14 10 06
WIND SPD          3  4  4  3  3  4  5  6  4  5  4  3  3  3  2  3  2  2  2  2  1
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        48 34 28 27 27 31 35 38 40 49 58 54 50 52 54 52 50 47 44 52 59
VSBY              6 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     20          20          20          30          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.01        0.01
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS        S                 S  S  S  S  S  S        C  C  C  C  S  S  S
TSTMS             S                 S  S  S  S              C  C  C  C         
LAL                     2     1     2     2     2     1     3     3     3     1
HAINES                  4     5     4     4     4     3     4     4     3     3
MIX HGT               300   300  5100  5400   300   300  5700  5700  1500  1000
T WIND DIR             SW    SW     W    SW    SW    SW    NW    SW    SW     S
T WIND SPD             10    10    10    12    19     8     3     6     9     3
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     8     9    45    45    16    12    15    26     4     2
MAX LVORI               4     4     3     3     3     5     3     3     5     8
STABILITY               F     F     B     B     F     F     B     B     F     F
CEILING              5500 11700 12700  9300  5400  6900  5500  3200  3200 17200
PRESSURE            29.92 29.94 29.96 29.92 29.86 29.90 29.92 29.93 29.94 30.01


DATE           09/04 FRI 09/05/14 SAT 09/06/14 SUN 09/07/14 MON 09/08/14
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          91    70    89    71    91    70    85    67    82
TEMP          89 82 74 73 87 81 74 75 89 82 74 73 83 77 70 70 80 74
DEWPT         68 69 69 69 70 70 69 70 70 70 69 70 68 67 66 66 65 64
MIN/MAX RH       45    93    51    94    48    97    54    95    54
RH            50 65 84 87 57 69 84 84 54 67 84 90 61 73 87 87 60 72
WIND DIR       E SE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S SW NW  N NE NE NE NE  E
WIND SPD       3  3  2  1  3  3  3  3  5  2  3  2  1  3  2  3  3  3
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR         20    20    20    20    30    40    40    40    40
RAIN SHWRS     S  S  S     S  S  S     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS             S  S     S  S  S     C  C  C  S  C  C  C  S  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