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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED APR 25 2018

VAZ098-252100-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
620 AM EDT WED APR 25 2018

DATE             WED 04/25/18            THU 04/26/18            FRI 04/27/18
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      65          52          65          55          71
TEMP             61 62 64 63 60 58 57 54 54 61 64 63 60 58 58 57 59 65 69 69 63
DEWPT            59 61 59 56 56 54 53 50 50 47 48 48 49 50 52 53 56 55 54 53 53
MIN/MAX RH                   76          90          56          90          58
RH               94 96 81 77 87 86 86 86 83 61 56 57 66 75 81 87 89 69 58 58 69
WIND DIR          S  S  S SW  W  W  W NW NW  N  N  E  S SE SE SE  E SE SE SE NE
WIND DIR DEG     19 18 18 22 27 27 27 31 31 34 01 11 16 15 13 12 11 13 13 14 06
WIND SPD          8  8  9  9  9  8  8 10  9  8  3  4  4  5  4  6  6 10  6 10  4
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B1 SC SC B1
CLOUDS(%)        75 72 74 84 86 69 63 53 49 37 46 63 71 79 81 88 85 64 40 43 62
VSBY              2  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50          10           5          50          40
QPF 12HR                   0.12           0           0        0.14        0.04
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS           S  C  C                                C  C  C  C  S  S   
TSTMS                      S                                                   
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     1     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     4     4
MIX HGT              1900  1800   600  1100  3000  2700   400   300  2000  1800
T WIND DIR              S    SW     W    NW     N    SE    SE    SE    SW    SW
T WIND SPD              8     4     8     8     5     9    10     8    12     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    16    12    10    12    19    20    10     8    34    29
MAX LVORI               8     6     6     5     4     3     5     6     4     3
STABILITY               E     C     B     E     F     B     B     D     E     B
CEILING              8800  2400  4300  1700  4700  4000  3200   300  9800      
PRESSURE            29.76 29.67 29.68 29.75 29.86 29.87 29.88 29.78 29.68 29.65


DATE          SAT 04/28/18 SUN 04/29/18 MON 04/30/18 TUE 05/01/18
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          55    66    53    64    50    65    53    70
TEMP          58 58 65 61 56 55 63 58 53 53 63 60 55 56 68 65
DEWPT         52 52 52 50 50 48 45 44 44 44 43 44 46 48 51 51
MAX/MIN RH       83    57    83    50    77    47    82    52
RH            80 79 61 65 80 77 52 59 70 74 49 57 72 76 55 60
WIND DIR      SE  W SE  S NW  N  N NE NW  N  N SE SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD       3  3  3  4  9 11  9  3  6  8  4  6  8  8  6 10
AVG CLOUDS    B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
POP 12HR          5     5     0     0     0     0     0     0

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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