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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
520 AM EST WED MAR 4 2015

DATE             WED 03/04/15            THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EST 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      74          48          51          21          36
TEMP             41 58 69 72 69 64 62 60 51 44 40 35 32 30 28 24 22 30 34 35 28
DEWPT            41 53 61 62 63 62 60 59 50 40 36 32 28 26 23 17 13 13 12 10 14
MIN/MAX RH                   66          97          80          86          33
RH              100 83 76 72 82 93 93 96 94 86 84 89 85 84 81 74 68 48 39 35 55
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE
WIND DIR DEG     21 22 22 22 19 19 19 23 02 02 02 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 02 03
WIND SPD         10 11 14 11  8 10 10  3  9 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 10  9  6  3
CLOUDS           B2 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        86 67 50 54 55 60 65 75 85 93100100100100 66 51 36 26 17 17 17
VSBY              4 10 10 10  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  5  6  4 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                     10          80          90          70           5
QPF 12HR                      0        0.11        0.42        0.14           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE                                                                        
FRZG RAIN                                             L                        
RAIN                          S  S  L  L  D  D  D  D                           
SLEET                                                 L  C                     
SNOW                                                     C                     
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     4     4     4     2     2     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              2000  2000  1100  1000  1300  1500  1500  1900  2300  2300
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW     W    NE     N     N     N    NE    NE
T WIND SPD             17    18    16    14    17    20    21    20    13    10
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    45    49    18    16    26    39    32    26    34    29
MAX LVORI               8     4     5     6     5     4     4     3     2     2
STABILITY               D     C     C     F     D     D     C     D     E     B
CEILING              1000 26600 26600  4000  1000  1000  1000 23500 30000  5500
PRESSURE            29.96 29.90 29.84 29.88 30.06 30.14 30.29 30.42 30.46 30.44


DATE          SAT 03/07/15 SUN 03/08/15 MON 03/09/15 TUE 03/10/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX          17    49    30    53    32    56    36    56
TEMP          21 20 45 41 34 32 50 44 36 34 53 48 40 38 53 49
DEWPT          8  8 24 27 26 27 34 34 32 32 40 38 34 33 40 39
MAX/MIN RH       64    38    83    48    95    52    85    54
RH            56 59 43 57 72 80 54 67 84 89 60 68 79 82 61 69
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW  W  W SW  E SE  S SW SW  W NW  W SE
WIND SPD       1  1  2  3  3  2  4  1  2  1  4  3  3  2  3  2
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR          5    10    10    10    10    10    10    10

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