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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018

VAZ098-220900-
BACK BAY NWR RAWS-VIRGINIA BEACH VA
36.68N  75.93W ELEV. 8 FT
520 PM EST SUN JAN 21 2018

DATE           01/21/18      MON 01/22/18            TUE 01/23/18            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
EST 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      41          58          50          66          39
TEMP             49 46 44 43 43 51 56 56 52 51 51 52 53 59 65 63 53 48 45 42 42
DEWPT            40 39 39 39 39 40 41 42 44 43 47 47 49 54 52 47 41 37 34 33 32
MAX/MIN RH                   90          55          88          55          69
RH               69 75 79 87 85 65 57 59 74 74 85 85 88 81 64 55 64 65 65 68 67
WIND DIR         SE  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  W  W  W  W  W
WIND DIR DEG     13 19 20 20 19 19 17 17 17 18 17 18 19 20 22 24 27 27 27 28 28
WIND SPD          3  4  5  4  5  5  6  9 10  9  9 13 17 18 17 14 11  9  8  9  9
CLOUDS           SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV B2 SC FW FW FW CL FW
CLOUDS(%)        34 50 34 32 34 36 33 43 55 67 71 84 91100 76 47 24 10  6  3  8
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      0           5          20          70           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.17           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  L  L  C  S               
TSTMS                                                 S  S  S                  
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     4     5     3     3     5     5     5     4
MIX HGT               300   300   500  1800   300   300  2500  5200  2300  2200
T WIND DIR              S    SW     S     S     S     S     S    SW     W     W
T WIND SPD              5     5     6    10    11    14    20    17    13    18
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    FR    GD    PR    PR
ADI                     5     5     7    23    11    19    49    60    20    45
MAX LVORI               5     6     4     4     5     5     4     3     3     3
STABILITY               B     F     F     C     C     D     D     D     C     F
CEILING             30000  6300  6000 26600  4700  5500   300  1000 30000 30000
PRESSURE            30.25 30.22 30.25 30.15 30.10 29.98 29.85 29.75 29.89 29.97


DATE           01/24 THU 01/25/18 FRI 01/26/18 SAT 01/27/18 SUN 01/28/18
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EST 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN          49    33    45    31    44    36    55    46    62
TEMP          48 42 37 34 43 38 34 32 42 41 38 38 53 51 48 47 60 54
DEWPT         31 31 30 27 27 28 28 27 29 30 33 36 39 40 41 44 45 48
MIN/MAX RH       48    79    49    84    54    97    56    90    57
RH            51 64 76 78 52 66 78 82 58 66 81 95 60 67 77 87 59 81
WIND DIR       W  W NW NW  N  E NE NE  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND SPD       8  3  8  6  4  3  3  3  4  4  4  4 10  9 11 12 17 19
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC SC FW FW FW CL FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 OV
POP 12HR          0     5     0     0     0     0     5    20    20
RAIN SHWRS                                               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