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
1107 PM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

DATE           09/29/14      TUE 09/30/14            WED 10/01/14            THU
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                      33          60          35          59          32
TEMP                   39 35 34 42 53 60 57 48 43 39 35 47 55 59 52 44 36 33 33
DEWPT                  31 30 28 28 29 28 27 30 31 29 28 30 29 28 27 29 30 29 27
MAX/MIN RH                   94          30          78          31          84
RH                     73 82 78 57 39 29 31 49 62 67 75 51 37 30 38 55 79 85 78
WIND DIR               SW  W  W  W  W  W SW NW  W SW  W SW SW  W  W NW  N  N  N
WIND SPD               10 10  8 10  9 10  9  5  6  6  5  6 11 13 12  9  3  3  4
WIND GUST              23
CLOUDS                 FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW
POP 12HR                     10           0           0          20          40
RAIN                                                        S  S  C  C  C  C  S
RAIN SHWRS             IS
SNOW                                                                    C  C  S
TSTMS
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  2  2  2  3  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  2  2  2
15K WIND DIR            W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
15K WIND SPD           41 40 39 25 26 21 14 16 17 21 21 21 25 21 24
MIX HGT                 2  1  1  2  4  6  7  4  2  1  3  4  9 12  9
T WIND DIR              W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW  W
T WIND SPD             23 18 18 17 20 18 17  9  9  8  9 10 25 28 26
SMOKE DISP             FR PR PR PR GD VG VG PR PR PR PR PR EX EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  U  U  U  U  U
FROST                      Y  Y


DATE           10/02/14  FRI 10/03/14  SAT 10/04/14  SUN 10/05/14  MON 10/06/14
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      33    64      37    68      39    67      40    68
TEMP          47 54 41   34 57 60 45   38 61 64 48   40 61 63 48   41 62 64
DEWPT         26 21 19   19 22 23 23   24 25 24 25   26 28 25 28   28 28 27
PWIND DIR        NW      NW     W       W     W      NW    NW       W    SW
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW CL   CL CL FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR         10       0     0       5     5       5     5       5     5
RAIN           S
SNOW           S

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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