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EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Blacksburg VA
1044 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

NCZ005-242100-
RAWS 310540
36.38N  79.70W Elev. 858 ft
1044 AM EST Sat Feb 24 2018

Date             Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon 02/26/18
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 TEMP                 77          60          73          53          61
TEMP                   69 75 70 66 63 60 61 67 71 70 65 62 60 58 53 57 60 61 54
DEWPT                  58 58 58 58 59 58 58 59 59 58 57 55 53 53 50 48 46 43 41
MAX/MIN RH                   55          96          64          91          53
RH                     68 55 66 75 87 93 90 75 66 66 75 78 78 83 89 72 60 51 61
WIND DIR               SW SW  S  S  S SW  S SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  N NE  N  N NE
WIND SPD               11 12  8  8 10 11 11 12 11  8  6  3  3  1  5  4  2  2  3
CLOUDS                 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)              82 77 74 73 74 69 82 83 87 93 89 91 92 96 96 88 79 67 44
VSBY                   10 10 10  9  7 10  7  7  7  3  7  7  3  3  6  6  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     10          10          60          60          60
RAIN SHWRS                                     SC NM SC SC NM NM NM NM SC SC   
TSTMS                                          IS IS                           
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1   
HAINES                  2  3  3  3  3  3  2  3  2  3  3  4  3  3  2  2  2  2  4
MIX HGT                 2  4  2  2 <1 <1 <1  2  3  3  1 <1 <1 <1  1  3  3  3  2
T WIND DIR             SW SW SW SW  S SW  S SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  N NW NW  N NE
T WIND SPD             27 33 25 23 10 10 20 27 29 27 21 12  3  1 16 12  8  4  5
DISPERSION                   PR PR FR FR             PR VP VP VP             VP
ADI                    57 96 31 24  9 10 25 45 69 63 15  6  1  1 21 28 24 17  3
MAX LVORI               2  1  3  3  4  6  4  3  1  1  4  4  4  6  4  3  2  2  3
STABILITY               D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  D  E  F  F  F  D  D  C  C  F
CEILING                     900   500  2600   400   700   400  1000   600  5400
STA PRES                  29.32 29.29 29.25 29.25 29.25 29.30 29.32 29.37 29.39


Date          Tue 02/27/18 Wed 02/28/18 Thu 03/01/18 Fri 03/02/18
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 TEMP       41      63      43      60      49      65      45      58
TEMP          48 42 58 55 50 44 58 56 53 54 63 59 52 47 56 51
DEWPT         37 34 34 37 38 40 45 47 50 51 51 45 40 37 36 35
RH            65 73 40 51 63 86 62 72 89 90 65 60 63 68 47 54
WIND SPD          <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC FW FW FW SC B1 B2 B2 OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR           10       0       0      40      60      50       5       5
RAIN SHWRS                         SC SC NM SC SC            

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This product is for planning and review purposes only and is not
to be substituted for an official fire weather spot forecast. The
data displayed are calculated from a 2.5 by 2.5 km digital
database and only approximates weather conditions in highly
varying terrain. Please relay any comments you have to the NWS via
email at rnk.webmaster@noaa.gov.

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 humdity
RH(%)...............................Relative humidity
WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........Wind direction
WIND SPD(MPH).......................Wind speed
CLOUDS(CATEGORY)....................Cloud cover category
     EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = Scattered; BK = Broken; OV = Overcast
CLOUDS(%)...........................Cloud cover as a percentage
VSBY................................Visibility value in statute miles
POP 12HR(%).........................Probability for accumulating precipitation
WEATHER...
   TYPE...
       RAIN...........Rain
       RAIN SHWRS.....Rain showers
       TSTMS..........Thunderstorms
       DRIZZLE........Drizzle
       SNOW...........Snow
       SNOWSHWRS......Snow showers
       SLEET..........Sleet
       FRZG RAIN......Freezing rain
       FRZG DRZL......Freezing drizzle
   COVERAGE...
       IS.............Isolated
       SC.............Scattered
       NM.............Numerous
       O..............Occasional
       S..............Slight chance
       C..............Chance
       L..............Likely
       WD.............Widespread
       D..............Definite
       AR.............Areas
       PA.............Patchy
LAL(CATEGORY).......................Lightning Activity Level
HAINES(CATEGORY)....................Haines Index
MIX HGT(THOUSANDS OF FT AGL)........Mixing height
     Example: 6 = 6000 feet; 12 = 12000 feet; <1 = Less than 1000 foot
t WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........Transport Wind direction
T WIND SPD(MPH).....................Transport Wind speed
DISPERSION(CATEGORY)................Smoke Dispersion category
     Values: vp =Very Poor;PR = Poor; FR = Fair; GD = Good;
ADI (INDEX).........................Atmospheric Dispersion Index
MAX LVORI (INDEX)...................Low Visibility Occurrence Risk Index
STABILITY (CATEGORY)................Pasquill Turner Stability
CEILING (FT)........................Ceiling
STA PRES (INCHES MERCURY)...........Station pressure

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 SPD(MPH).......................Wind Speed
     Example: <15 = less than 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH or greater
AVE CLOUDS(CATEGORY)................Average Cloud Cover Category
POP 12HR(%).........................Probability for accumulating precipitation
WEATHER.............................See Day 1 through 3 weather descriptions