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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
410 PM EDT SUN JUL 22 2018

VAZ096-230900-
GREAT DISMAL SWAMP RAWS-SUFFOLK VA
36.61N  76.55W ELEV. 35 FT
410 PM EDT SUN JUL 22 2018

DATE           07/22/18      MON 07/23/18            TUE 07/24/18            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
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                      75          83          74          84          73
TEMP          87 81 79 76 75 77 82 82 81 77 75 75 75 75 82 83 79 76 73 73 73 75
DEWPT         76 75 74 73 73 74 74 75 75 74 73 73 73 73 74 76 74 74 71 70 73 72
MAX/MIN RH                   96          75          99          77         100
RH            70 82 85 90 94 90 77 79 82 92 95 94 96 97 79 80 85 95 93 90100 90
WIND DIR       S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  S SE SE SE SE SE
WIND DIR DEG  17 15 15 15 14 14 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 15 15 16 15 15 15 15 15
WIND SPD       8  6  6  6  6  8 10 10  8  6  6  5  6  6 10  9  8  5  5  4  5  5
CLOUDS        B2 B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 OV B2 OV B2 OV B2 OV OV OV OV
CLOUDS(%)     79 67 74 80 88 91 93 92 92 92 92 86 90 86 90 84 89 85 90 90 92 91
VSBY           6  6  6  6  6  6  6  4  4  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  6  4  4  4  4  4
POP 12HR                     60          70          60          70          70
QPF 12HR                   0.33        0.52        0.14        0.21        0.65
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS          L  L  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     4     2     3     3     3     2     3     3     2     4
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              1000   700  2800  2700   800   900  3000  3000  1000   500
T WIND DIR              S    SE     S    SE    SE    SE    SE     S     S    SE
T WIND SPD             13    10    20    16    13    13    19    16    11     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR
ADI                    14    15    50    48    13    20    50    47     9    15
MAX LVORI               5     6     4     4     5     6     4     4     5     7
STABILITY               B     D     D     C     C     D     D     C     C     D
CEILING              9400  5500  1700  6200  1000  1000  1000  1000  6000  3500
PRESSURE            29.79 29.84 29.90 29.92 29.98 30.01 30.03 30.03 30.02  30.0


DATE           07/25 THU 07/26/18 FRI 07/27/18 SAT 07/28/18 SUN 07/29/18
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          84    73    87    73    88    73    88    72    87
TEMP          82 80 75 76 86 82 76 76 87 82 76 76 87 82 75 75 86 82
DEWPT         75 74 72 73 75 74 72 73 75 75 73 74 75 74 72 73 75 74
MIN/MAX RH        0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0     0
RH            80  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S SW SW SW  S SW SW  S  S
WIND SPD       9  8  6  6  8  5  4  5  5  3  4  4  4  3  3  3  4  4
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR         70    50    50    40    40    30    50    50    60
RAIN SHWRS     L  L  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L
TSTMS          C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  L  L

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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