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FOUS54 KCRP 052043
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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
343 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

TXZ245-061030-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
343 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

DATE           05/05/15      WED 05/06/15            THU 05/07/15            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 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                      73          81          74          83          75
TEMP          83 80 77 77 75 73 78 81 81 79 75 75 74 74 80 82 83 80 78 77 76 75
DEWPT         70 70 70 71 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 72 71 73 73 73 73 73 73 73 72 73
MAX/MIN RH                   90          72          96          72          93
RH            66 71 79 82 86 90 78 73 73 78 88 90 91 96 80 74 73 77 84 86 88 93
WIND DIR      SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD      17 14 14 12 11  9 11 12 12 12 12 10  9  9 11 13 13 14 11 11 10 10
HEAT INDEX    87 83                84 85                   88 88 85
CLOUDS        SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)     42 57 64 68 71 72 68 56 51 57 63 68 66 56 57 54 61 46 65 66 74 71
POP 12HR                     10          10          10          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     4     4     4     3     4     4
MIXING HGT           2400  1500  2900  2800  2200  2300  3200  3000  1900  2300
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             25    19    20    23    20    18    19    21    23    20


DATE           05/08 SAT 05/09/15 SUN 05/10/15 MON 05/11/15 TUE 05/12/15
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            83      75      82      75      81      74      81      72      80
TEMP          82 80 77 75 82 80 77 75 81 79 76 74 81 78 75 72 79 78
DEWPT         72 72 73 73 73 73 74 73 73 74 74 73 72 72 72 71 71 71
MIN/MAX RH         71      93      74      94      77      95      74      97      75
RH            73 77 86 93 76 79 89 94 77 84 92 95 76 80 91 97 77 79
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     15>     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           10      20      10      20      20      20      20      20      30
RAIN SHWRS          IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC SC
TSTMS               IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS SC SC

$$

TXZ231-061030-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
343 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

DATE           05/05/15      WED 05/06/15            THU 05/07/15            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 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                      71          85          72          87          73
TEMP          85 83 76 74 73 71 78 83 85 83 76 74 73 72 79 84 87 84 78 76 75 73
DEWPT         68 69 70 70 71 70 70 70 71 70 71 70 71 72 72 72 73 71 72 72 72 72
MAX/MIN RH                   97          63         100          60          98
RH            57 64 83 87 93 96 77 65 64 66 86 88 95100 80 67 63 65 82 89 93 98
WIND DIR      SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD      18 17 13 11  9  9 11 13 16 14 12 10  9  8 10 13 14 13 11 10  8  9
HEAT INDEX    88 86                87 90 86                90 93 90
CLOUDS        B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)     55 69 52 56 77 77 62 62 47 55 59 62 69 66 67 64 64 46 58 62 78 81
POP 12HR                     20          20          10          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.02        0.05           0        0.03        0.02
RAIN SHWRS    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS             IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         IS IS IS             IS IS             IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
LAL                     2     1     1     2     1     1     2     2     2     2
HAINES                  3     2     3     3     4     4     4     4     4     4
MIXING HGT           2600  1300  3700  3500  2500  2100  4800  4600  3100  2000
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             24    16    20    26    20    14    17    23    24    20


DATE           05/08 SAT 05/09/15 SUN 05/10/15 MON 05/11/15 TUE 05/12/15
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            87      74      87      74      87      73      86      70      84
TEMP          84 84 77 74 84 84 77 74 85 84 76 73 84 83 73 70 82 82
DEWPT         71 72 72 72 72 71 73 72 71 72 73 72 71 70 71 68 69 68
MIN/MAX RH         60      95      59      96      61      98      58      96      58
RH            64 66 86 95 67 64 89 96 65 67 92 98 66 64 92 96 66 63
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           20      30      30      20      30      20      30      20      30
RAIN SHWRS    IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC
TSTMS         IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC

$$

TXZ247-061030-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
343 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

DATE           05/05/15      WED 05/06/15            THU 05/07/15            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 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                      74          80          74          82          76
TEMP          83 80 78 77 76 74 77 79 80 78 75 75 74 74 79 81 82 80 78 78 77 76
DEWPT         71 70 71 71 71 71 71 71 72 72 72 72 72 73 73 73 73 73 74 73 73 73
MAX/MIN RH                   89          77          96          76          92
RH            67 72 79 82 84 89 80 77 77 83 89 91 92 96 83 77 76 79 85 86 89 92
WIND DIR      SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD      17 16 17 16 13 12 11 11 12 13 14 11 11 11 12 13 14 16 14 13 12 12
HEAT INDEX    87 84                                        86 87
CLOUDS        SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 SC B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)     39 53 67 65 67 67 68 54 52 57 62 67 65 64 57 57 74 47 58 65 73 70
POP 12HR                     10          10          10          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     4     4     4     3     4     4
MIXING HGT           2300  1500  2600  2500  2000  2300  2600  2500  1800  2300
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             29    24    20    23    24    20    20    21    24    21


DATE           05/08 SAT 05/09/15 SUN 05/10/15 MON 05/11/15 TUE 05/12/15
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            82      76      81      76      80      75      80      73      78
TEMP          81 80 77 76 81 80 78 76 80 79 77 75 80 78 75 73 78 77
DEWPT         73 73 73 73 73 73 74 73 73 74 75 73 73 72 72 71 72 71
MIN/MAX RH         73      92      77      92      80      94      77      95      80
RH            75 79 87 92 78 81 89 92 81 87 94 93 79 82 91 95 82 81
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     15>     15>     15>     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR            5      20      10      10      20      10      20      20      30
RAIN SHWRS          IS IS             IS IS       IS IS IS IS SC SC
TSTMS               IS IS             IS IS       IS IS IS IS SC SC

$$

TXZ234-061030-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
343 PM CDT TUE MAY 5 2015

DATE           05/05/15      WED 05/06/15            THU 05/07/15            FRI
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 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                      71          83          72          86          72
TEMP          84 81 75 74 73 71 77 82 83 80 75 74 73 72 80 85 86 83 76 75 74 72
DEWPT         69 70 70 70 70 70 71 71 71 71 71 71 71 72 72 72 72 71 72 72 72 72
MAX/MIN RH                   97          66          98          64          99
RH            62 68 86 89 91 97 81 68 66 73 88 92 93 98 77 66 64 67 85 91 92 99
WIND DIR      SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD      17 13 11 10  9  8  9 13 13 11 10  9  6  8 10 14 14 14  9  8  8  8
HEAT INDEX    88 85                86 87 84             84 91 92 88
CLOUDS        SC B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)     46 73 79 82 76 80 57 61 41 58 65 72 72 62 62 52 53 40 65 67 74 70
POP 12HR                     20          20          10          20          10
QPF 12HR                   0.02        0.05           0        0.03           0
RAIN SHWRS    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS             IS IS IS IS             IS
TSTMS         IS IS IS             IS IS             IS IS IS IS             IS
LAL                     2     1     1     2     1     1     2     2     1     1
HAINES                  4     3     3     4     4     4     4     3     4     4
MIXING HGT           2700  1500  3100  3100  2600  2200  4500  4200  2600  2100
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE     S    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             20    16    18    24    18    14    18    21    21    18


DATE           05/08 SAT 05/09/15 SUN 05/10/15 MON 05/11/15 TUE 05/12/15
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            85      73      85      73      85      72      84      70      81
TEMP          84 83 75 73 84 83 76 73 84 82 75 72 83 81 72 70 81 79
DEWPT         72 72 72 72 72 72 73 73 72 73 73 72 72 71 71 69 70 69
MIN/MAX RH         64      97      65      98      67      98      67      96      68
RH            66 69 90 97 68 69 92 98 69 74 96 98 69 71 95 96 70 72
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           20      20      30      20      30      30      30      20      30
RAIN SHWRS    IS IS IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC
TSTMS         IS IS IS IS SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC

$$

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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