Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
Issued by NWS

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32
000
FOUS54 KLUB 141054
PFWLUB

FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

TXZ024-142300-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      61          44          79          53          68
TEMP             48 53 58 60 59 54 52 49 47 59 72 78 76 66 60 56 54 59 64 67 66
DEWPT            38 39 40 42 42 44 44 42 42 42 42 42 43 44 46 47 48 48 47 47 46
MIN/MAX RH                   51          86          29          76          50
RH               68 59 51 51 53 69 74 78 84 55 35 29 30 45 59 71 79 66 54 49 49
WIND DIR          N NE NE NE  E SE  S SW  S  S SW SW  S  S  S  S NE  N NE  N  N
WIND SPD          6  6  5  5  6  4  4  4  4 10 14 13 13 12 14  4  6  9 11  9  6
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        85 79 62 52 38 22 25 23 22 31 41 51 60 64 69 74 78 75 72 68 65
POP 12HR                     30           0          20          40          60
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0        0.06        0.11
RAIN SHWRS        C  C                          S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                           S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     5     5
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     6     6     6     5     4
MIX HGT              4200  4800  3500   200  4100 12000  6200   700  8000  8800
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    SE    SW    SW    SW     S    SW     S     S
T WIND SPD             19    10     5     4    17    23    14    23    14    17
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            49      65      47      68      46      74      49      70
TEMP          55 50 61 63 53 49 63 66 54 48 68 71 57 51 65 68
DEWPT         46 46 45 44 44 43 41 39 40 40 38 37 39 40 38 37
MAX/MIN RH
RH            73 86 56 49 70 80 43 37 59 74 33 28 52 68 37 32
PWIND DIR          NE       N       N      NW      NW      NW       N      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           60      40      40      30      20      10       5       5

$$

TXZ026-142300-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      61          45          78          56          72
TEMP             50 54 58 60 59 54 52 50 48 59 71 77 76 67 62 59 57 63 68 71 70
DEWPT            41 41 41 43 43 45 44 43 44 45 46 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 52 52 52
MIN/MAX RH                   58          87          35          88          51
RH               72 62 54 54 54 70 74 78 87 60 40 33 36 50 62 72 79 68 56 51 53
WIND DIR          N  N  N NE NE  E  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW NE NE NE  E  E
WIND SPD          8  9  9  8  6  4  4  3  3  9 14 16 14  6 13  4  9  6  4  9  4
CLOUDS           OV OV B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1
CLOUDS(%)        96 92 79 69 55 27 27 27 23 30 38 46 53 59 67 75 82 79 75 71 68
POP 12HR                     30           5          10          30          60
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0        0.06        0.20
RAIN SHWRS        C  C                                C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                                 C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     5     5
HAINES                  2     2     2     4     4     5     6     6     4     4
MIX HGT              4300  4700  4000   700  4300  6300  3800   500  6000  9500
T WIND DIR              N    NE     E     S     S     S    SE     S    SE     S
T WIND SPD             18    12     5     3    13    20    18    10    11    18
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            51      67      51      70      48      75      51      72
TEMP          57 52 63 65 56 52 66 68 56 50 69 73 58 53 67 70
DEWPT         51 50 49 48 47 45 43 42 42 43 42 41 42 42 40 39
MAX/MIN RH
RH            80 91 59 53 70 76 44 39 60 75 36 31 53 68 37 33
PWIND DIR           E       N       N      NW      NW      NW      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           60      40      40      30      20      10      10       5

$$

TXZ043-142300-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      63          47          79          57          77
TEMP             49 54 60 62 61 56 54 51 49 60 73 78 77 68 64 61 59 65 72 76 75
DEWPT            42 43 43 45 44 46 44 44 44 44 44 44 45 47 50 52 54 54 54 53 52
MIN/MAX RH                   59          81          29          82          46
RH               76 66 53 54 53 69 69 76 80 54 35 30 32 46 60 73 85 67 53 45 46
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N  N  E SE  S SE  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW NE NE
WIND SPD          9  9  9  6  5  4  3  3  4  9 13 12 11 11 12  6  5 10  6  4 13
CLOUDS           OV OV B1 B2 B1 FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        98 89 68 71 53 25 22 17 11 17 24 31 38 45 54 64 72 69 66 63 60
POP 12HR                     10           0          10          40          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.08        0.16
RAIN SHWRS        S  S                                C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C
TSTMS                                                 C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
HAINES                  3     2     3     3     4     5     5     5     4     4
MIX HGT              2700  3900  3600   200  5000  9400  5300   400  7300  9300
T WIND DIR              N     N     W    SW    SW    SW     S     S     S     S
T WIND SPD             17    10     3     4    12    16    14     6    16    17
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            52      68      50      71      49      76      52      74
TEMP          59 53 64 66 56 52 66 69 57 51 70 74 59 54 69 72
DEWPT         52 51 49 47 47 47 45 43 43 43 41 40 41 43 43 42
MAX/MIN RH
RH            78 92 57 50 71 84 45 39 59 74 35 30 51 67 39 34
PWIND DIR          NE       N      NW      NW      NW      NW       S      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW SC SC
POP 12HR           50      30      30      30      20      10       5       5

$$

TXZ035-142300-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      64          45          77          53          72
TEMP             46 52 60 63 62 55 53 50 47 58 70 76 75 65 60 57 55 61 67 71 70
DEWPT            37 37 39 40 39 42 41 41 41 40 39 38 38 40 42 44 46 46 44 42 41
MIN/MAX RH                   50          78          26          78          36
RH               72 56 45 43 43 60 65 71 77 50 32 25 27 39 51 63 73 57 44 36 36
WIND DIR          N NE NE NE SE SE SE  S  S SW SW SW  S  N SE  S SW  N  E NE NE
WIND SPD          8  9  5  5  5  6  6  5  5 12 13 11 12  5 11 10  5 10 10  6 13
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        77 70 62 52 36 19 20 20 21 31 44 56 66 65 63 61 60 65 70 75 79
POP 12HR                     10           0          20          30          50
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.06        0.04
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS                                           S  S  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     6     6     5     5     6
MIX HGT              3600  4200  2800   200  5100 14100  9000   800  9400 10900
T WIND DIR             NE     N    SE     S    SW    SW     S    SW     S     S
T WIND SPD             17     6     4     4    13    24    14    14    16    18
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            47      65      44      66      43      75      48      72
TEMP          54 48 61 63 51 46 61 64 51 45 68 72 56 50 67 70
DEWPT         42 43 40 37 38 40 39 37 38 38 35 33 36 39 39 38
MAX/MIN RH
RH            65 81 46 38 62 81 44 37 59 75 29 24 46 66 36 31
PWIND DIR          NE      NE       N      NW      NW      NW      NE       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW FW FW
POP 12HR           50      30      30      30      10       5       5      10

$$

TXZ031-142300-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      62          45          79          57          74
TEMP             50 54 59 61 60 55 52 50 48 59 72 78 77 68 63 60 58 64 70 73 72
DEWPT            42 43 43 44 44 45 45 44 44 44 44 45 46 48 49 51 52 53 53 52 52
MIN/MAX RH                   57          87          34          88          48
RH               75 66 55 53 55 69 76 80 86 56 37 31 34 48 59 72 79 67 55 47 50
WIND DIR          N  N  N  N NE  E  S SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  E  E NE  E  E
WIND SPD          8  9  9  8  6  4  4  4  4  8 14 16 13  6 13 11  5  4  3  6  4
CLOUDS           OV OV B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)        96 92 76 76 55 27 27 27 23 30 38 46 53 59 66 74 80 77 73 69 66
POP 12HR                     30           5          10          30          60
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0        0.06        0.18
RAIN SHWRS        C  C                                C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
TSTMS                                                 C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  L
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     5     5
HAINES                  2     2     2     4     4     5     6     5     5     4
MIX HGT              3500  4700  4200  1800  4300  7500  4100   400  5600  9900
T WIND DIR              N     N     E     S     S     S     S     S     S     S
T WIND SPD             18    11     4     3    14    19    18    10    14    18
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            51      70      51      71      49      76      51      73
TEMP          58 53 66 68 57 53 66 69 57 51 70 73 59 53 68 71
DEWPT         51 50 49 48 47 46 44 42 42 43 42 41 42 43 41 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            78 91 56 50 69 78 44 38 58 74 36 31 54 69 37 33
PWIND DIR           E       N      NW      NW      NW      NW      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           60      40      30      30      20      10       5       5

$$

TXZ029-142300-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
554 AM CDT TUE APR 14 2015

DATE             TUE 04/14/15            WED 04/15/15            THU 04/16/15
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                      63          44          75          50          68
TEMP             45 51 59 62 61 54 51 49 46 57 69 74 72 63 57 53 51 58 64 67 66
DEWPT            34 37 38 39 39 42 41 41 41 40 40 39 39 40 42 43 44 44 43 43 42
MIN/MAX RH                   50          81          28          78          41
RH               66 58 45 43 44 64 68 74 81 54 35 28 29 42 56 68 76 61 47 41 42
WIND DIR          N NE NE NE SE SE  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S SE  S NE NE NE NE NE
WIND SPD          5  8  4  4  5  5  5  5  8 14 13 13 13 17 16  9  4 11 10  4 13
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)        75 70 56 43 33 19 24 21 15 27 41 54 65 66 67 67 68 70 72 74 76
POP 12HR                     10           0          20          30          60
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.05        0.05
RAIN SHWRS                                      S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C
TSTMS                                           S  S  C  C  C  C  L  L  L  L  C
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     3     3     4     4
HAINES                  3     3     3     4     4     6     6     5     5     6
MIX HGT              3800  4500  3100   200  5300 12900  8100   800  9500 10900
T WIND DIR             NE    NE    SE     S    SW    SW     S    SW     S     S
T WIND SPD             18     8     4     5    16    26    16    21    18    19
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/17/15 SAT 04/18/15 SUN 04/19/15 MON 04/20/15
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            46      63      44      66      42      73      46      69
TEMP          52 47 59 61 50 46 61 64 50 44 66 70 54 48 64 67
DEWPT         42 43 39 36 38 39 38 36 37 37 34 32 35 38 38 37
MAX/MIN RH
RH            69 84 48 40 61 79 43 37 60 76 31 25 48 68 38 33
PWIND DIR          NE      NE       N      NW      NW      NW       N       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC FW FW
POP 12HR           50      40      30      30      20       5       5       5

$$

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 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
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
MIX HGT(FT AGL).....................MIXING HEIGHT
T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
DISPERSION..........................LDSI
MAX LVORI...........................LVORI
STA PRES (INCHES MERCURY)...........STATION PRESSURE
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
CEILING (FT)........................CEILING
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 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



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.