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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
620 AM EDT WED APR 25 2018

PEANUT BELT RESEARCH STATION NC-BERTIE NC
36.13N  77.18W ELEV. 61 FT
620 AM EDT WED APR 25 2018

DATE             WED 04/25/18            THU 04/26/18            FRI 04/27/18
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
EDT 3HRLY     05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20

MAX/MIN                      70          53          73          56          76
TEMP             61 66 69 68 65 60 58 55 57 66 71 72 67 61 60 58 60 69 73 73 68
DEWPT            59 60 59 58 56 56 55 53 53 51 51 51 53 55 55 54 56 54 52 53 54
MIN/MAX RH                   68          92          46          91          46
RH               93 81 70 69 73 86 92 92 84 58 49 48 61 81 84 87 88 59 48 49 61
WIND DIR          S SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW  N  W SW SE SE  E SE  S SW SW SW  W
WIND DIR DEG     19 21 23 27 29 29 29 33 33 00 24 21 15 13 11 14 16 21 23 24 27
WIND SPD          4  4  6  6  4  3  3  3  3  4  3  3  2  3  3  3  3  6  3  6  2
CLOUDS           OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 SC SC B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)        96 87 82 80 78 59 58 58 54 57 62 76 79 83 85 91 70 43 46 55 46
VSBY              2  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  6  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                     50          10          10          60          30
QPF 12HR                   0.15           0           0        0.16        0.01
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
DRIZZLE           S                                                            
RAIN              S                                                            
RAIN SHWRS           C  C  C                                C  L  C  S  S  S   
TSTMS                   S  S                                                   
OBVIS            PF                                                            
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              4800  4600  2000   700  5900  6300  1500   700  6300  6500
T WIND DIR             SW     W    NW    NW    NW     S    SE    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD              8    10    10     6     6     8     9     4    13    13
SMOKE DISP             FR    FR    PR    PR    FR    FR    PR    PR    GD    GD
ADI                    37    33     8     8    30    31     7     7    64    62
MAX LVORI               6     4     6     6     3     3     5     7     3     3
STABILITY               D     C     B     F     F     B     B     D     E     B
CEILING              1000  2400  3200  5300  4000  3200  4700  4000  2400      
PRESSURE            29.69 29.62 29.67 29.73 29.81 29.80 29.78 29.67 29.64 29.62


DATE          SAT 04/28/18 SUN 04/29/18 MON 04/30/18 TUE 05/01/18
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
EDT 6HRLY     02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20 02 08 14 20

MIN/MAX          56    73    51    70    46    72    50    78
TEMP          60 59 71 64 55 54 68 61 51 51 69 63 54 55 75 69
DEWPT         52 51 50 49 47 46 43 43 41 43 41 43 44 48 50 51
MAX/MIN RH       80    44    81    37    83    34    86    39
RH            75 75 47 58 75 75 40 51 68 74 36 47 70 77 42 53
WIND DIR      SE NW  W  W NW  N NW NE SE  N NW  S  S SW SW  S
WIND SPD       2  2  3  2  3  3  5  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  5  4
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW
POP 12HR          5     5     0     0     0     0     0     0

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