GREAT SAND DUNES RAWS SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

GREAT SAND DUNES RAWS-ALAMOSA CO
37.72N 105.51W ELEV. 8230 FT
1143 PM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

DATE           04/15/14      WED 04/16/14            THU 04/17/14            FRI
MDT 3HRLY     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12

MIN/MAX                      25          49          25          48          29
TEMP                   35 29 26 40 48 48 42 35 31 29 26 34 40 47 47 38 34 31 30
DEWPT                   9 11 11 14 16 20 24 25 24 22 21 21 21 21 24 23 21 21 20
MAX/MIN RH                   55          28          82          35          70
RH                     33 46 52 34 27 33 48 66 75 75 81 58 46 35 40 54 58 66 66
WIND DIR               SW  S SE SW  W SW  E NE  E  E  E  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD               10  6  4  5  6  3  5  2  5  4  3  2  4 10  8  6  6  8 10
CLOUDS                 SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR                      5          60          90          10           5
RAIN                                C  C  D              S
RAIN SHWRS                                                 IS
SNOW                                   L  D  D  D  L  S
SNOWSHWRS                                                  IS                IS
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3
10K WIND DIR            W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W
10K WIND SPD           49 50 54 47 47 44 34 31 29 39 49 48 49 44 43 39 35 33 29
MIX HGT                 2  2  2  3  8  8  5  3  2  2  2  3  5  6  6  1  1  1  1
T WIND DIR              W  W SW  W  W SW  W  N  E  E  E  W  W  W  W  S SW  W SW
T WIND SPD             20 17 10 11 23 24 13  4  6  5  5  8 16 20 18  6  9 10 12
SMOKE DISP             PR PR PR PR EX EX GD PR PR PR PR PR GD VG GD PR PR PR PR
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U
WINTER STORM                              A  A  A  A


DATE           04/18/14  SAT 04/19/14  SUN 04/20/14  MON 04/21/14  TUE 04/22/14
MDT 6HRLY     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MAX/MIN          57      32    56      31    58      32    62      34    61
TEMP          56 55 39   33 53 52 37   32 54 54 39   33 58 58 42   35 57 57
DEWPT         28 25 25   26 29 29 30   26 27 27 27   23 26 20 20   22 22 18
PWIND DIR        SW      SW     W       W     W       W    SW      SW    SW
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC B1   B1 B2 B2 B1   B1 B1 B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC B1
POP 12HR         10      10    40      30    30      20    10       5     5
RAIN SHWRS    IS IS IS   IS SC SC SC   IS IS SC IS   IS    IS
SNOWSHWRS     IS         IS SC         SC 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 HUMDITY RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........WIND DIRECTION WIND SPD(MPH).......................WIND SPEED CLOUDS(CAT).........................CLOUD COVER CATEGORY EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = SCATTERED; BK = BROKEN; OV = OVERCAST CLOUDS(%)...........................CLOUD COVER AS A PERCENTAGE POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION WEATHER... TYPE... RAIN...........RAIN RAIN SHWRS.....RAIN SHOWERS TSTMS..........THUNDERSTORMS DRIZZLE........DRIZZLE SNOW...........SNOW SNOWSHWRS......SNOW SHOWERS SLEET..........SLEET FRZG RAIN......FREEZING RAIN FRZG DRZL......FREEZING DRIZZLE K..............SMOKE F..............FOG COVERAGE... IS.............ISOLATED SC.............SCATTERED NM.............NUMEROUS O..............OCCASIONAL S..............SLIGHT CHANCE C..............CHANCE L..............LIKELY WD.............WIDESPREAD D..............DEFINITE AR.............AREAS PA.............PATCHY LAL(CAT)............................LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL HAINES(CAT).........................HAINES INDEX 10K WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).......10000 FOOT WIND DIRECTION 10K WIND SPD(MPH)...................10000 FOOT WIND SPEED MIX HGT(THOUSANDS OF FT AGL)........MIXING HEIGHT EXAMPLE: 6 = 6000 FEET; 12 = 12000 FEET; <1 = LESS THAN 1000 FOOT 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 CRTCL FWX POT........................CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER POTENTIAL CRTCL FWX POT USES TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY, WIND, WIND GUST, AND HAINES EXAMPLE: U = UNLIKELY; P = POSSIBLE; L = LIKELY; S = SEVERE 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).......................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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