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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT SAT APR 30 2016

DATE             SAT 04/30/16            SUN 05/01/16            MON 05/02/16
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                      68          56          78          66          84
TEMP             59 62 66 67 63 59 57 57 61 71 76 76 73 69 68 67 70 77 81 82 77
DEWPT            53 53 55 55 55 54 54 56 58 61 61 62 63 64 64 65 66 66 64 62 62
MIN/MAX RH                   65          95          60          93          51
RH               80 72 68 65 75 83 90 95 90 71 60 62 71 84 87 93 87 69 56 51 60
WIND DIR         NE NE  E  E  E  E SE SE  S  S SW  S  S  S SW SW SW  W  W  W NW
WIND DIR DEG     05 06 07 08 09 11 12 14 17 20 21 20 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 28 31
WIND SPD          4  5  5  6  5  5  3  3  5  9 10  9  6  6  8  6  6  8  8  8  4
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 OV OV B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B1 SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        99 98 95 94 96 90 87 86 93 90 84 81 77 89 85 80 83 63 49 62 60
VSBY              3 10 10 10  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6
POP 12HR                     10          20          40          40          20
QPF 12HR                      0        0.04        0.11        0.23        0.05
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE          AR                                                            
RAIN                          S  S  S  S  C  C                                 
RAIN SHWRS                                      C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S  S  C
TSTMS                                           S  S                    S  S   
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1     2     2
HAINES                  3     3     2     4     4     3     3     3     4     4
MIX HGT              2800  2800   800   300  3000  3000   800  1200  3900  4700
T WIND DIR              E     E     E    SE     S    SW     S    SW    SW     W
T WIND SPD              9     9    10     5    17    14    11    12    16    18
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    GD    GD
ADI                     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
MAX LVORI               4     4     7     9     6     4     6     8     4     3
STABILITY               D     C     C     D     D     C     C     D     E     B
CEILING              1000  1700  2400  1700  9800  3200  4000  6300  8000      
PRESSURE            30.09 30.07 30.07 30.03 30.02 29.94 29.90 29.86 29.88 29.84


DATE          TUE 05/03/16 WED 05/04/16 THU 05/05/16 FRI 05/06/16
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          57    70    55    71    54    72    51    72
TEMP          63 62 69 64 58 58 69 64 57 57 70 64 55 55 70 64
DEWPT         57 53 54 55 54 55 54 55 53 53 52 50 48 47 46 48
MAX/MIN RH       87    57    95    55    93    48    83    41
RH            80 72 59 73 87 91 59 73 86 87 52 60 77 74 43 56
WIND DIR      NE NE NE  E  E SW  W  N SW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W
WIND SPD       4  4  3  3  2  2  3  2  3  3  5  3  3  4  5  3
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    50    50    50    30    30    30    20
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S
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