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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

MDZ022-290900-
POWELLVILLE RAWS - WICOMICO MD
38.35N  75.42W ELEV. 16 FT
620 PM EDT THU AUG 28 2014

DATE           08/28/14      FRI 08/29/14            SAT 08/30/14            SUN
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                      63          82          63          85          69
TEMP             76 70 67 65 67 75 80 80 74 69 67 64 67 77 83 83 78 74 72 70 73
DEWPT            61 60 58 57 58 57 56 57 59 61 62 63 65 67 68 69 70 69 68 68 68
MAX/MIN RH                   79          40         100          56          93
RH               61 72 74 76 74 53 43 45 59 76 84 96 93 70 61 63 76 84 87 93 84
WIND DIR         NW  N  N  N  N NE NE  E  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SW
WIND DIR DEG     33 35 00 01 02 04 05 09 11 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 20 21
WIND SPD          5  5  4  3  4  4  4  6  4  3  3  2  3  6  8  9  5  3  3  3  4
CLOUDS           SC FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)        28 24 19 14  8 19 29 35 40 46 51 53 54 59 64 56 48 51 53 51 48
VSBY             10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10  6  6  6  6 10 10 10 10
POP 12HR                      0           5          10          20          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                               S  S  S  S            
TSTMS                                                    S  S  S  S            
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     2     1
HAINES                  5     5     5     5     4     4     4     3     4     4
MIX HGT               300   300  3500  3400   300   300  3200  3100   300   300
T WIND DIR             NW    NW     N     E    SE    SE     S     S     S     S
T WIND SPD              6     4     4     5     4     5     6    11     9    10
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     5     3    17    15     5     7    22    27     8    11
MAX LVORI               4     5     3     3     5     8     5     4     5     6
STABILITY               F     F     B     B     F     F     B     B     F     F
CEILING             30000 30000 26600 23500 20800 20800 30000  3200 30000  3200
PRESSURE            29.93 30.02 30.09 30.12 30.12 30.17 30.17 30.14 30.10 30.09


DATE           08/31 MON 09/01/14 TUE 09/02/14 WED 09/03/14 THU 09/04/14
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          89    71    88    69    90    69    87    66    85
TEMP          87 81 74 74 86 80 73 73 88 81 73 72 85 78 70 69 83 77
DEWPT         71 72 70 70 71 71 70 70 70 69 68 68 69 69 65 63 62 60
MIN/MAX RH       53    91    56    97    51    92    55    90    45
RH            59 74 87 88 61 75 91 91 55 68 86 89 59 75 85 84 49 57
WIND DIR      SW  S SW SW  S  S SW SW SW  S SW NW NE  S  S  N NE  S
WIND SPD       9  6  6  4  9  8  4  3  8  5  3  1  5  1  0  1  5  0
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW SC
POP 12HR         30    30    30    30    30    30    20    10    10
RAIN SHWRS        C  C  C  C  C  C        C  C  S  S  S            
TSTMS             C  C     C  C  C        C  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