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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 PM EDT TUE APR 24 2018

MDZ021-250900-
BLACKWATER NWR RAWS-DORCHESTER MD
38.42N  76.00W ELEV. 8 FT
620 PM EDT TUE APR 24 2018

DATE           04/24/18      WED 04/25/18            THU 04/26/18            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                      56          67          53          70          52
TEMP             59 58 58 57 58 63 66 66 62 58 57 54 56 64 68 69 61 58 56 54 55
DEWPT            53 53 54 55 56 56 57 56 55 52 49 47 46 45 45 45 45 45 46 48 50
MAX/MIN RH                   95          69          81          42          83
RH               80 84 85 93 93 77 73 70 78 79 76 77 69 50 44 43 56 62 69 80 83
WIND DIR          E  E  E SE SE  S SW  W  W NW NW NW NW NW  W  W SW  S  S SE  E
WIND DIR DEG     10 10 11 13 14 18 21 26 29 30 30 31 30 31 28 26 20 19 18 13 08
WIND SPD         10 12 10  6  4  5  5  6  6  8  6  9  6  9  4  5  2  3  2  3  3
CLOUDS           OV OV OV B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)       100100 97 84 67 71 81 85 89 73 56 44 31 29 27 40 54 64 74 85 86
VSBY              5  4  7  7  7  7  7  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                    100          60          30          10          50
QPF 12HR                   0.62        0.09        0.01           0        0.06
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN              D  D                                                         
RAIN SHWRS              C  C  S  S  C  L  C  C  S                       S  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  2     4     3     3     2     3     4     4     3     3
MIX HGT              1200   800  2300  1300  1600  1700  3300  3700   800   700
T WIND DIR              E    SE     S     W    NW    NW    NW     W    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             19    10    10     8    16    14    13     8     4    12
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                    19    14    25    12    20    35    43    40     3    12
MAX LVORI               4     6     4     3     3     4     1     3     3     5
STABILITY               D     D     E     C     B     F     F     B     B     D
CEILING               300   300  1000   700  1000  2800 20800 18200 15900  4000
PRESSURE            30.01 29.81 29.73 29.68 29.70 29.76 29.87 29.88 29.89 29.84


DATE           04/27 SAT 04/28/18 SUN 04/29/18 MON 04/30/18 TUE 05/01/18
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          66    51    68    48    65    46    67    52    78
TEMP          65 59 54 54 66 60 52 51 61 56 49 49 63 60 55 56 75 70
DEWPT         52 50 49 49 47 45 45 42 38 39 40 41 40 41 46 48 50 49
MIN/MAX RH       58    91    45    79    39    79    41    83    39
RH            63 72 82 85 50 57 77 70 42 52 71 74 44 49 72 73 42 48
WIND DIR      SE  S SW SW  W SW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW SW SW  S
WIND SPD       3  3  3  3  3  3  6  9 10  4  4  4  4  3  5  5  6  8
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL
POP 12HR         50    10    10     5     0     0     0     0     5
RAIN SHWRS     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