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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 AM EST THU FEB 22 2018

MDZ022-222100-
POWELLVILLE RAWS - WICOMICO MD
38.35N  75.42W ELEV. 16 FT
520 AM EST THU FEB 22 2018

DATE             THU 02/22/18            FRI 02/23/18            SAT 02/24/18
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                      54          42          52          48          65
TEMP             53 51 50 48 46 45 44 43 43 47 50 50 50 51 52 51 52 56 59 60 58
DEWPT            51 49 47 46 44 43 41 42 43 46 48 49 49 50 50 51 51 53 55 55 54
MIN/MAX RH                   89          99          91         100          82
RH               95 94 90 94 95 94 90 96 97 95 95 96 96 95 93 97 96 91 88 85 86
WIND DIR         NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  E
WIND DIR DEG     06 08 06 06 04 04 04 05 06 08 09 17 22 21 22 22 23 24 21 16 11
WIND SPD         10 10  9  9 11 10  9  9  8  8  3  3  4  3  5  5  3  4  3  3  3
CLOUDS           OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV
CLOUDS(%)        92 94 96 97 98 98 98 98 96 94 92 86 79 76 72 76 79 82 86 87 89
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50          50          50          10          30
QPF 12HR                   0.06        0.07        0.03           0        0.04
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE                       O  O  O  O  O  O  O  O                           
RAIN              C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C                           
RAIN SHWRS                                                        C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     2     2     2     2     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT               600   800   900   900   800   600   400   300  1400  1300
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    NE    NE     E     N    SW    SW    SW     S
T WIND SPD             16    17    24    21    11     3    13    13     9     5
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    22    22    23    25    21     6    11    13    15    13
MAX LVORI               5     5     5     5     6     9     9     8     8     6
STABILITY               D     D     D     D     D     B     B     E     D     B
CEILING               500  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000  1000
PRESSURE            30.42 30.38 30.46  30.5 30.48 30.34 30.26 30.13 30.12 30.06


DATE          SUN 02/25/18 MON 02/26/18 TUE 02/27/18 WED 02/28/18
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          53    66    46    57    39    54    36    53
TEMP          57 56 65 63 55 46 53 52 42 39 54 50 40 36 52 49
DEWPT         51 52 57 55 46 41 39 37 35 34 36 35 31 30 35 37
MAX/MIN RH       87    70    85    53    84    49    80    50
RH            80 86 76 74 73 85 58 56 77 81 50 56 68 79 52 64
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW NW  N  N NW  N NW NW NW  N  N  W SW
WIND SPD       4  9 12  8  6  4  5  3  3  3  6  5 10 10  9  6
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC
POP 12HR         50    70    30    20    10    10     0     5
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  L  L  C  C  S  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