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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST THU FEB 22 2018

NCZ015-230900-
ELIZABETH CITY RAWS-PASQUOTANK NC
36.21N  76.16W ELEV. 15 FT
520 PM EST THU FEB 22 2018

DATE           02/22/18      FRI 02/23/18            SAT 02/24/18            SUN
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                      51          68          55          76          58
TEMP             65 61 57 54 53 59 64 65 63 62 60 59 59 68 74 75 66 66 64 61 60
DEWPT            61 58 54 52 50 52 55 56 55 55 56 57 57 60 61 60 59 58 58 58 59
MAX/MIN RH                   95          69          96          58          96
RH               86 90 89 93 90 78 72 72 75 78 86 92 93 76 64 60 78 75 81 91 95
WIND DIR          S  S  N  N  N NE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     19 19 01 02 02 03 18 19 16 19 21 22 22 24 24 24 19 20 20 21 21
WIND SPD          4  3  4  4  4  3  3  5  4  6  8  8  6  9 10  9  8  9  9 10 10
CLOUDS           SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        50 63 77 79 83 81 64 54 46 42 44 47 52 51 49 57 59 57 57 66 58
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  2  2  2  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     20          10           5          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE                 S  S                                                   
RAIN                    S  S                                                   
OBVIS                                           F  F  F                        
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     3     4     4     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT               400   500  1300  1300   300   300  2500  2200   300   400
T WIND DIR             SE     N    NW    SW     S    SW    SW    SW     S     S
T WIND SPD              4    10     4     3     5    10    12    11     8    10
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     6    11     8     5     7    12    34    33     8    14
MAX LVORI               7     6     6     4     5     6     5     4     4     6
STABILITY               B     E     F     C     B     F     E     C     C     D
CEILING             26600   300  1000  1000  1000 30000  6400 20800 17900   300
PRESSURE            30.42 30.45 30.48 30.36 30.31 30.23 30.20 30.11 30.11 30.05


DATE           02/25 MON 02/26/18 TUE 02/27/18 WED 02/28/18 THU 03/01/18
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          74    55    63    44    59    42    61    48    65
TEMP          73 67 61 56 52 53 47 44 58 51 45 44 61 54 52 49 64 58
DEWPT         61 61 57 53 50 47 42 39 38 39 38 37 42 44 44 47 53 51
MIN/MAX RH       63    91    81    87    47    85    50    93    65
RH            66 79 88 90 93 79 84 80 47 64 77 77 50 69 74 93 68 77
WIND DIR      SW SW SW  N  N  N  N  N  N  E  N  N SW  S  S SW SW SW
WIND SPD      13  9  5 10  9  5  4  5  6  3  4  4  8  5  5  4  6  4
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B1
POP 12HR         20    50    50    20     5     5     5    30    30
RAIN SHWRS        S  C  C  C  C  S  S                    C  C  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