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	EXPERIMENTAL...FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
520 PM EST SUN FEB 18 2018

MDZ022-190900-
POWELLVILLE RAWS - WICOMICO MD
38.35N  75.42W ELEV. 16 FT
520 PM EST SUN FEB 18 2018

DATE           02/18/18      MON 02/19/18            TUE 02/20/18            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
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                      32          57          49          72          53
TEMP             39 35 33 34 38 50 54 56 53 50 52 53 54 61 67 69 63 61 60 59 58
DEWPT            31 30 30 31 34 42 46 48 48 49 50 51 53 55 55 56 53 56 55 56 55
MAX/MIN RH                   90          72          96          63          95
RH               73 81 89 89 85 74 74 74 83 95 93 91 94 81 65 63 70 84 83 90 90
WIND DIR         NE  E SE SE SE SE  S  S SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW
WIND DIR DEG     02 11 14 14 14 15 16 19 21 20 21 21 22 22 23 21 20 20 21 21 21
WIND SPD          1  0  2  1  2  6  6  8  3  3  4  4  4  8 10  8  3  4  4  5  5
CLOUDS           CL FW FW FW B1 B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)         2  6 16 25 56 87 98 96 96 92 97 95 90 83 60 47 46 42 46 36 44
VSBY              7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7  7
POP 12HR                      5          40          20          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0        0.04           0           0           0
SNOW 12HR                 00-00       00-00       00-00                        
RAIN                             C                                             
RAIN SHWRS                          C  C  S  S  S  S                           
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     2     2     3     4     4     4     4     4
MIX HGT               300   300  1300  1300   300   300  2000  1900   300   300
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE     S    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD              4    10     4    14    11    13    17    14     8     9
SMOKE DISP             PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR    PR
ADI                     2    12    13    24     9    19    33    47     6     7
MAX LVORI               6     6     4     5     7     6     5     3     5     6
STABILITY               B     F     E     D     B     D     D     C     B     F
CEILING             26600 20800 13800  1700   300   300  1000 30000 15900 30000
PRESSURE            30.47 30.51 30.47 30.37 30.36 30.34 30.37 30.34 30.36 30.34


DATE           02/21 THU 02/22/18 FRI 02/23/18 SAT 02/24/18 SUN 02/25/18
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    53    61    42    55    46    66    53    64
TEMP          72 66 60 54 60 53 46 43 53 51 48 48 63 60 56 54 63 54
DEWPT         59 58 56 52 50 46 42 39 43 45 47 48 55 55 52 51 52 48
MIN/MAX RH       62    96    65    89    66   100    68    92    63
RH            65 77 86 94 69 78 86 86 70 82 97100 75 83 85 89 67 79
WIND DIR      SW SW SW SW  W NE NE NE  E  E  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  W
WIND SPD      10  5  3  3  5  4  3  4  9  4  3  3  9  4  3  3  9  3
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1 B1 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR         10    50    50    40    30    30    20    30    40
RAIN                 C  C  C  C  C  C  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