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FOUS54 KCRP 180813
PFWCRP

FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
313 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

TXZ245-182215-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
313 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

DATE             SAT 04/18/15            SUN 04/19/15            MON 04/20/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      79          69          82          67          75
TEMP          71 71 74 78 79 76 72 71 71 69 76 81 82 73 71 68 68 67 71 74 75 71
DEWPT         69 69 70 69 69 69 69 69 69 68 70 70 68 69 69 68 67 65 62 60 61 62
MIN/MAX RH                   73          98          64         100          60
RH           100 95 87 76 74 82 91 92 94 96 82 69 64 90 95100 98 91 73 62 61 73
WIND DIR      SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  N NE NE NE  E
WIND SPD       6  5  5  6  9  6  6  6  6  4  6  6  9  8  6  5  8  9 10 11 10  8
HEAT INDEX                                     84 85
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)     87 81 80 69 72 51 50 50 54 52 45 39 30 43 51 58 56 53 50 46 57 68
POP 12HR                     50          30          20          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.24        0.04        0.02        0.04        0.02
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
LAL                     3     3     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
HAINES                  4     4     5     5     4     4     5     5     4     4
MIXING HGT           3300  3100  1400  1200  1900  2000   500   500  2600  2500
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S     S     E    NE    NE
T WIND SPD             10    12    12     9    10    13    11    13    18    17


DATE          TUE 04/21/15 WED 04/22/15 THU 04/23/15 FRI 04/24/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX            69      76      69      77      71      80      72      81
TEMP          69 69 75 72 70 69 76 73 71 71 78 75 73 72 79 76
DEWPT         64 64 67 68 69 68 70 70 71 70 73 72 73 72 74 73
MAX/MIN RH         86      75      98      80      99      80     100      79
RH            84 86 77 87 97 98 83 91 99 99 83 91100 99 83 89
PWIND DIR           E       E       E      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      40      30      30      20      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ231-182215-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
313 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

DATE             SAT 04/18/15            SUN 04/19/15            MON 04/20/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      84          66          91          64          77
TEMP          69 68 72 81 84 81 71 68 67 66 75 85 91 82 72 68 67 65 68 74 77 73
DEWPT         67 68 70 68 67 67 67 66 67 65 69 69 64 65 65 65 63 61 58 57 58 59
MIN/MAX RH                   57         100          40          92          50
RH            97100 93 66 57 64 86 96100 96 82 59 41 57 79 92 87 88 72 54 51 61
WIND DIR      SE  N  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  S SW NW  W  N NE NE NE NE NE  E  E
WIND SPD       3  2  3  5  4  4  5  3  2  2  4  4  5  4  3  3  6  9 10 10  9  6
HEAT INDEX             84 87 83                89 93 84
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)     87 79 81 72 61 47 44 39 42 43 46 38 36 35 44 52 55 58 59 60 71 82
POP 12HR                     50          30          10          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.20        0.04           0        0.02        0.03
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
LAL                     3     3     3     3     1     1     2     2     2     2
HAINES                  5     5     5     5     5     6     5     5     3     3
MIXING HGT           4000  3900  2100   700  4400  5200  2800   700  3300  3200
T WIND DIR              E    SE    SE    SE     S     W     N    NE    NE     E
T WIND SPD              8     9     6     4     6     8     5    12    18    16


DATE          TUE 04/21/15 WED 04/22/15 THU 04/23/15 FRI 04/24/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX            62      79      67      82      69      85      72      88
TEMP          65 63 75 75 68 67 79 78 71 69 81 81 73 72 84 83
DEWPT         60 61 66 67 68 67 70 70 70 69 72 72 72 72 73 72
MAX/MIN RH         99      68     100      67     100      66     100      61
RH            87 95 75 77 97100 75 75 98100 74 74 97 99 69 70
PWIND DIR           E       E       E      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1
POP 12HR           40      40      30      40      20      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ247-182215-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
313 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

DATE             SAT 04/18/15            SUN 04/19/15            MON 04/20/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      77          70          79          69          75
TEMP          72 71 73 76 77 74 72 72 71 70 75 78 79 75 73 70 69 69 71 74 75 73
DEWPT         70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 70 69 71 70 69 70 70 70 69 66 63 61 62 64
MIN/MAX RH                   79          99          73         100          64
RH           100 95 89 81 80 86 92 93 97 98 87 77 73 84 91100 98 92 76 64 66 73
WIND DIR      SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  N NE NE NE  E
WIND SPD       8  5  5  6 10  8  8  6  6  4  8  6  9  9  8  5  8  9 11 12 11 10
CLOUDS        OV B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)     88 81 80 69 72 51 49 50 55 54 45 39 30 43 53 62 60 58 54 51 60 70
POP 12HR                     50          30          20          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.23        0.04        0.02        0.03        0.02
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC
LAL                     3     3     3     3     2     2     2     2     2     2
HAINES                  5     5     5     5     4     4     5     5     3     4
MIXING HGT           3200  2800  1400  1300  1600  1600   800   400  2400  2300
T WIND DIR              S     S     S     S     S     S     S     E    NE    NE
T WIND SPD             11    12    13    10    10    13    12    13    19    19


DATE          TUE 04/21/15 WED 04/22/15 THU 04/23/15 FRI 04/24/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX            71      76      70      76      72      79      73      79
TEMP          72 71 75 73 71 70 76 74 72 72 78 76 74 73 78 77
DEWPT         64 66 68 68 69 69 71 71 71 71 73 73 73 73 74 73
MAX/MIN RH         84      78      97      84      98      83      98      84
RH            78 83 78 85 95 96 86 89 97 97 85 90 98 98 86 89
PWIND DIR           E       E       E      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      40      30      30      20      20      20      10
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ234-182215-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
313 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

DATE             SAT 04/18/15            SUN 04/19/15            MON 04/20/15
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CDT 3HRLY     04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19

MAX/MIN                      82          67          87          62          76
TEMP          69 68 76 81 82 79 71 68 68 67 76 84 87 76 68 66 63 63 68 73 76 70
DEWPT         67 68 70 68 68 68 68 67 67 66 68 69 66 68 67 66 61 57 55 56 57 59
MIN/MAX RH                   62          99          50         100          52
RH           100 97 83 67 62 71 92 96 97 96 78 60 50 77 97100 94 82 64 54 53 68
WIND DIR       E NE SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S  E  E  N NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD       4  3  3  4  4  5  6  3  4  3  8  8  9  5  4  4  6  9 10 10  8  5
HEAT INDEX             83 85                   88 90
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1
CLOUDS(%)     87 81 80 73 70 50 50 49 47 47 51 35 28 40 45 50 46 42 39 35 50 65
POP 12HR                     50          30          10          20          10
QPF 12HR                   0.27        0.04           0        0.04           0
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS             SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS             SC
LAL                     3     3     3     3     1     1     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     5     5     6     5     5     4     4
MIXING HGT           3300  3300  1900   900  3200  3700  1200  1100  3300  3100
T WIND DIR             SE     S     S     S     S    SW    SE    NE    NE    NE
T WIND SPD              8     9     8     5    11    12     8    12    18    13


DATE          TUE 04/21/15 WED 04/22/15 THU 04/23/15 FRI 04/24/15
UTC 6HRLY     06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MIN/MAX            62      77      66      80      68      83      71      85
TEMP          65 63 74 73 68 66 77 75 70 68 80 78 73 71 82 80
DEWPT         58 59 65 66 66 66 69 69 69 68 72 72 72 71 73 72
MAX/MIN RH         89      69     100      70     100      71     100      66
RH            80 89 73 81 96100 76 82 98100 78 83 96100 75 77
PWIND DIR          NE       E       E       E      SE      SE      SE      SE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      40      30      40      20      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

BELOW IS A WEATHER ELEMENT KEY FOR THIS PRODUCT

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 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
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...
       IS.............ISOLATED
       SC.............SCATTERED
       NM.............NUMEROUS
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       WD.............WIDESPREAD
       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
FREE WIND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS).....FREE WIND LEVEL DIRECTION
FREE WIND SPD (MPH).................FREE WIND LEVEL SPEED
MIXING HGT (FEET AGL)...............MIXING HEIGHT
T WIND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS)........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
T WIND SPD (MPH)....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED
SMOKE DISP (CAT(KT-FT)).............SMOKE DISPERSION CATEGORY
     EXAMPLE: PR = POOR; FR = FAIR; GD = GOOD; VG = VERY GOOD; EX = EXCELLENT
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 SPD (MPH)......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
     EXAMPLE: <15 = LESS THAN 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH OR GREATER
AVE CLOUDS (CAT)....................AVERAGE CLOUD COVER CATEGORY
POP 12HR (%)........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION
WEATHER...
     SEE DAY 1 THROUGH 3 WEATHER DESCRIPTIONS



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