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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
410 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018

VAZ098-200900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
410 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018

DATE           08/19/18      MON 08/20/18            TUE 08/21/18            WED
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                      75          83          75          85          76
TEMP          83 80 78 77 76 77 81 82 82 79 77 77 76 77 83 84 84 81 78 78 77 78
DEWPT         71 74 74 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 74 74 74 75 75 74 74
MAX/MIN RH                   92          74          92          69          91
RH            68 81 89 88 91 89 76 74 74 82 87 87 92 87 73 71 72 78 89 89 89 87
WIND DIR      NE  W NE  W  N NE  N NE  E  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG  05 27 02 27 34 03 02 04 07 11 14 14 19 19 18 19 19 20 20 22 23 24
WIND SPD       6  6  5  5  4  6  4  6  8  4  4  3  3  5 10 10 12 13 12 13 13 12
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC B1
CLOUDS(%)     70 79 77 85 88 83 76 69 72 63 48 51 73 70 73 68 75 79 73 67 50 52
VSBY           7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50          30          20          40          40
QPF 12HR                   0.19        0.12           0        0.19        0.14
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C        S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S
TSTMS          C  C  C  S           C  C              S  S  C  C  C  C         
LAL                     3     2     3     3     1     2     3     3     3     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     4
MIX HGT               700   300  3600  3600   700   300  3800  3800   300   300
T WIND DIR              E     E     S     S     S     S    SW     S     S    SW
T WIND SPD              3     5     8     8     5     9    18    23    20    21
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    GD    GD    PR    PR
ADI                     5     8    24    28     5    14    55    67    21    23
MAX LVORI               7     6     4     5     6     6     3     3     4     5
STABILITY               B     D     E     B     B     F     E     C     C     D
CEILING                 0     0     0     0     0     0 12000  7200  8900 26600
PRESSURE            29.93 29.94 29.98 29.98 30.01 29.98 29.98 29.92 29.87 29.82


DATE           08/22 THU 08/23/18 FRI 08/24/18 SAT 08/25/18 SUN 08/26/18
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          87    73    81    70    82    72    82    73    83
TEMP          86 81 76 75 80 76 72 72 81 78 74 74 81 78 75 75 82 79
DEWPT         74 73 70 68 66 64 61 63 65 66 65 68 70 70 71 71 73 71
MIN/MAX RH       66    85    59    76    57    86    68    92    70
RH            69 77 82 79 62 67 67 73 58 67 75 83 70 77 87 87 74 77
WIND DIR       W  W NW  N  N NE NE NE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E NE  E SE
WIND SPD       9  4  6 10 12  9  8  6 10  8  6  9 11  6  6  5  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    40    20    10    10    10    20    20    20
RAIN SHWRS     S  C  C  C  S  S              S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  S  S              S     S  S  S     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