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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
411 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2018

MDZ021-170900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
411 PM EDT MON JUL 16 2018

DATE           07/16/18      TUE 07/17/18            WED 07/18/18            THU
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                      76          89          70          85          65
TEMP          89 83 78 78 76 79 85 89 86 80 75 73 70 73 80 84 84 78 73 70 65 69
DEWPT         72 73 74 74 74 74 73 73 73 74 73 71 68 66 62 63 60 61 60 59 59 59
MAX/MIN RH                   92          59          94          44          81
RH            58 71 88 88 91 86 69 59 65 83 93 93 93 79 54 49 44 56 65 70 81 71
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S  S  S SW  S SW SW NW  N  N  N  N NW  N  N  N  N  N  N
WIND DIR DEG  18 17 18 19 20 20 21 20 21 22 31 34 35 35 34 33 34 01 35 00 01 02
WIND SPD      11  9  8  8  6  9 10 11 10  3  3  5  8  6  9 10  8  3  4  5  5  5
CLOUDS        FW SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 OV B2 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL
CLOUDS(%)     20 28 27 26 29 31 34 60 91 87 70 53 39 25 20 15 14 12  9  6  3  2
VSBY           7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  6  6  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     10          70          60           5           5
QPF 12HR                      0        0.48        0.21           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS                          L  L  L  L                                 
TSTMS                               L  L  L  L                                 
LAL                     1     1     4     4     4     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     4     4     3     3     6     5     4     5
MIX HGT              1900  1400  4500  4300  1800   900  5000  5300  1000   300
T WIND DIR              S     S    SW     W     N     N     N    NW     N     N
T WIND SPD             10    11    14    12     2     9    13     9     5     8
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    GD    GD    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                     8    27    59    57     2    12    52    52     3     8
MAX LVORI               5     6     3     5     7     6     3     3     3     5
STABILITY               B     F     E     C     B     F     F     B     A     F
CEILING             13800 15900 13800  8000  4700  4000  4700 26600  8900 25800
PRESSURE            29.92 29.88 29.85 29.76 29.75 29.81 29.89 29.87 29.92 29.97


DATE           07/19 FRI 07/20/18 SAT 07/21/18 SUN 07/22/18 MON 07/23/18
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          83    68    85    71    85    73    86    73    86
TEMP          82 79 68 72 85 78 71 75 85 79 74 74 84 83 74 76 86 82
DEWPT         60 62 64 67 64 65 67 69 70 70 70 72 73 72 72 72 73 72
MIN/MAX RH       45    90    49    88    61    97    65    96    65
RH            47 57 86 83 49 63 87 82 61 73 89 94 70 70 93 87 65 72
WIND DIR       N SE SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND SPD       3  3  3  3  6  8  5  5 10  9  8 10 11 10  8  5  9  6
AVG CLOUDS    CL FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1
POP 12HR          0     5    10    20    40    50    40    40    40
RAIN SHWRS                       S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                            S  S  C  C  S  S  C  C  S  S  C  C

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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