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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
411 PM EDT TUE OCT 23 2018

MDZ021-240900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
411 PM EDT TUE OCT 23 2018

DATE           10/23/18      WED 10/24/18            THU 10/25/18            FRI
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                      44          57          38          55          38
TEMP          67 59 53 49 47 46 53 56 55 48 44 42 40 40 50 54 54 45 44 42 40 40
DEWPT         46 46 42 40 38 38 36 35 35 37 37 36 35 36 36 35 34 36 37 37 36 36
MAX/MIN RH                   77          44          88          46          90
RH            46 63 66 71 72 72 53 44 48 66 76 80 83 84 58 48 47 70 76 82 84 86
WIND DIR       W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  N  N NE NE NE
WIND DIR DEG  25 31 32 32 32 32 33 32 33 34 34 34 35 34 34 33 33 34 01 03 03 04
WIND SPD       8 10 10  9  8  9 12 12 11 10 10  9  9  8 10 10  9  5  5  4  4  4
CLOUDS        CL SC FW CL CL CL FW FW FW SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)      5 26 10  0  0  2 14 20 21 49 16 18 23 24  9 10 24 34 38 56 54 65
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                      0           0           0           0           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     5     4     3     4     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT              1100  1000  4800  4800  1500   500  3300  3200   300   300
T WIND DIR             NW    NW    NW    NW     N     N    NW    NW     N    NE
T WIND SPD             27    28    27    25    25    20    13    12    11     6
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    VG    VG    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    26    34    77    79    27    16    30    44     8     6
MAX LVORI               3     3     1     2     4     4     3     3     4     5
STABILITY               C     F     E     C     C     F     E     B     B     F
CEILING             20800 30000 30000 26600  4000 30000 30000 26600 20800 15700
PRESSURE            30.04 30.10 30.14 30.11 30.17 30.19 30.20 30.12 30.12 30.09


DATE           10/26 SAT 10/27/18 SUN 10/28/18 MON 10/29/18 TUE 10/30/18
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          57    49    58    48    57    47    57    45    57
TEMP          54 52 50 50 57 53 50 49 56 52 49 48 56 51 47 46 56 50
DEWPT         41 47 50 50 52 49 49 46 47 46 46 46 47 45 44 42 43 42
MIN/MAX RH       61   100    78    96    69    93    67    88    58
RH            61 84 99100 84 86 96 89 72 80 89 91 72 80 87 84 61 74
WIND DIR      NE NE NE NE NE  N NW NW  W SW  W  W  W NW NW MM MM MM
WIND SPD       5  9 16 16 13 11 10  5  4  3  4  5  9  6  9 MM MM MM
AVG CLOUDS    B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW
POP 12HR         40    80    70    50    40    30    30    10     5
RAIN              C  L  D  L  L  C                                 
RAIN SHWRS                          C  C  C  C  C  C  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