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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

MDZ022-252100-
POWELLVILLE RAWS - WICOMICO MD
38.35N  75.42W ELEV. 16 FT
520 AM EST SAT FEB 25 2017

DATE             SAT 02/25/17            SUN 02/26/17            MON 02/27/17
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                      72          35          47          31          58
TEMP             57 67 70 67 57 47 41 37 36 42 46 46 37 34 35 35 37 43 52 53 46
DEWPT            55 57 57 52 46 36 32 26 24 21 19 18 22 24 26 28 30 34 34 34 38
MIN/MAX RH                   59          70          32          77          46
RH               93 71 63 59 67 66 70 65 61 43 34 33 55 65 70 76 76 70 49 48 74
WIND DIR          S  S  S  S  W NW NW  W NW NW  W  W  W SW  S  S  S  S SW  S  S
WIND DIR DEG     17 17 18 18 29 30 30 29 30 30 29 29 27 20 17 20 19 20 21 19 18
WIND SPD          4  8 12 14 10 13 12 10 10 13 12 10  3  2  2  3  3  8 10  9  6
CLOUDS           SC B1 B2 OV OV SC FW FW FW SC FW FW CL FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        47 52 70 90 89 45  7 14 21 40 25 14  5 19 34 45 56 63 71 77 83
VSBY              3  7  7  4  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     80          30           0           0          10
QPF 12HR                   0.21        0.01           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                                                                          C
RAIN SHWRS                 D  C                                                
TSTMS                      C  C                                                
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     1     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     5     4     5     5     5     5     5     4
MIX HGT              2900  3200  2600  1200  4200  4100   400   300  2200  2200
T WIND DIR              S    SW    NW    NW    NW     W    SW     S     S     S
T WIND SPD             14    21    34    28    21    14     4     5    12    16
SMOKE DISP             FR    GD    GD    PR    GD    GD    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    48    54    45    39    59    56     3     6    35    36
MAX LVORI               5     3     3     3     1     3     3     4     4     4
STABILITY               E     C     C     E     E     C     B     F     E     C
CEILING             20800 17100  7200 30000 30000 23500 20800 11700 10000  7200
PRESSURE            29.72 29.55 29.68 29.85 30.05 30.14 30.26 30.31 30.37 30.34


DATE          TUE 02/28/17 WED 03/01/17 THU 03/02/17 FRI 03/03/17
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          46    64    50    65    45    56    34    53
TEMP          46 48 62 58 53 51 63 56 49 46 55 47 39 36 51 44
DEWPT         43 45 50 49 49 48 52 51 45 38 34 31 28 27 28 28
MAX/MIN RH       94    59    90    63    88    42    73    39
RH            90 91 65 72 86 89 68 83 87 75 46 54 65 70 41 53
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S SW  S  S SW  W  W  W  W NW  W  W  W
WIND SPD       4  5 10  8  5  6 11  9 11 11 14 10 10  5 11  9
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW SC
POP 12HR         50    40    20    40    50    10     5    10
RAIN           C  C  C  C                                    
RAIN SHWRS                 S  S  C  C  C  C                  
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