National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
410 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
410 PM EDT SUN AUG 19 2018

DATE           08/19/18      MON 08/20/18            TUE 08/21/18            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                      71          85          71          87          73
TEMP          81 78 74 73 72 73 80 84 83 77 74 73 72 73 81 85 85 79 76 75 74 75
DEWPT         74 74 73 71 70 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 72 72 72 73 73 73 73 72 72
MAX/MIN RH                   97          66         100          64          97
RH            78 88 97 93 94 93 74 66 68 82 90 93 97 97 75 66 68 83 91 94 93 90
WIND DIR      SW SW SE SW  S NE  N SW SE SE SE SE  S  S SW SW  S  S  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG  24 21 14 21 16 05 35 23 12 15 13 14 17 19 21 21 20 19 20 21 22 24
WIND SPD       4  3  3  2  2  3  2  3  3  3  2  2  2  4  6  9  9  9  5  4  3  4
CLOUDS        B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)     68 77 77 79 86 82 67 72 71 65 57 59 78 79 74 68 71 73 68 57 51 49
VSBY           7  7  7  6  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     60          50          30          50          40
QPF 12HR                   0.29        0.25        0.03        0.28        0.10
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN SHWRS     C  C  C  L  C  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  S  S  S
TSTMS          C  C  C  S           C  C  S  S        S  S  C  C  C  C         
LAL                     3     2     3     3     2     2     3     3     3     1
HAINES                  4     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT               300   300  3800  3700   400   300  3900  3800   300   300
T WIND DIR             NW    SE     S     S     S     S    SW     S     S    SW
T WIND SPD              2     2     4     5     4     6    13    16    11    13
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    GD    GD    PR    PR
ADI                     2     1    20    24     3    10    51    53    10    10
MAX LVORI               9     9     7     5     7     8     5     4     6     6
STABILITY               B     D     F     B     B     F     E     B     B     E
CEILING                 0     0     0     0     0     0  8900  8000 11700 30000
PRESSURE            29.87 29.89 29.94 29.92 29.94 29.92 29.92 29.84 29.81 29.78


DATE           08/22 THU 08/23/18 FRI 08/24/18 SAT 08/25/18 SUN 08/26/18
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          87    68    82    64    83    66    84    67    86
TEMP          85 77 72 71 81 74 67 68 81 76 69 69 82 77 70 71 84 78
DEWPT         72 71 66 64 65 63 58 60 64 64 62 64 69 69 67 67 71 70
MIN/MAX RH       62    88    55    81    52    87    61    97    61
RH            65 81 82 79 58 69 73 76 55 66 78 83 65 75 90 89 66 75
WIND DIR      NW SW NW  N  N NE NE NE  E  E NE NE  E  E  E NE  S  S
WIND SPD       6  3  3  4  4  2  2  3  3  3  2  3  5  2  2  2  2  1
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR         40    30    20     5    10    10    20    10    20
RAIN SHWRS     S  C  C  C  S  S                    S  S        S  S
TSTMS             C  C  C  S  S                    S  S        S  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