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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 PM EDT FRI MAR 24 2017

DATE           03/24/17      SAT 03/25/17            SUN 03/26/17            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
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                      50          74          53          75          55
TEMP             59 55 55 52 52 62 71 73 64 58 57 55 55 67 73 74 68 60 59 57 57
DEWPT            45 46 47 47 48 50 50 50 52 51 51 51 50 55 53 52 53 53 53 54 54
MAX/MIN RH                   86          44          87          47          93
RH               60 72 74 83 86 65 47 44 65 77 79 83 82 65 50 47 59 78 80 88 90
WIND DIR         SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     21 20 21 20 22 22 22 21 17 18 19 17 18 19 16 17 15 17 18 19 20
WIND SPD          5  4  4  3  3  5  5  4  3  6  4  3  3  4  9  8  5  4  3  3  3
CLOUDS           SC FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        26 22 18 23 29 33 37 36 36 40 45 54 63 62 61 60 59 66 74 74 73
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      5           5           5          10          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                                              S  S   
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     5     5     5     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT               500   300  3000  3200   600   300  3700  3700  1400   300
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW    SW     S     S     S     S     S     S
T WIND SPD             10     9    17    13    11     5    11    14    13    11
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     9    50    48    10     7    45    37    10    13
MAX LVORI               3     6     4     3     4     6     4     2     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     F     B     B     F     E     C     C     F
CEILING             30000 26600 23500 23500 20800 20800 20800  3200 26600     0
PRESSURE            30.31 30.29 30.30 30.22 30.20 30.20 30.20 30.13 30.10 30.06


DATE           03/27 TUE 03/28/17 WED 03/29/17 THU 03/30/17 FRI 03/31/17
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          77    58    78    52    74    48    67    48    69
TEMP          75 70 62 61 75 67 57 55 71 63 53 50 65 59 52 51 66 62
DEWPT         55 57 56 56 57 57 53 52 51 50 47 45 45 46 43 47 52 49
MIN/MAX RH       48    89    46   100    41    83    40    86    46
RH            50 63 81 84 54 70 86 91 49 62 80 83 49 62 71 86 61 63
WIND DIR      SW  S  S SW SW  S SW SW  N NE  S NE SE  E  E  E SE  S
WIND SPD       6  3  3  2  4  3  1  0  3  1  0  3  1  2  4  3  5  6
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR         10    20    50    20     5     5    10    10    40
RAIN SHWRS              S     C  S                             C  C
TSTMS                         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