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
940 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

DATE          THU 02/26/15      FRI 02/27/15            SAT 02/28/15         SUN
MST 3HRLY     14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05
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                       6          24          15          31          18
TEMP                    9  7  6  9 19 23 22 18 17 16 15 16 27 30 28 22 21 21 20
DEWPT                   6  6  6  7 11 15 16 12 11 15 15 16 22 25 24 22 21 20 20
MAX/MIN RH                  100          68         100          76         100
RH                     87 96100 91 70 71 77 77 77 96100100 81 81 85100100 96100
WIND DIR                E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD                8  9  6  8 11 13 12 11 10 11 12 13 17 18 16 11  9  9  6
WIND GUST                    17 18 23 25 23 23       23    31 31 27
CLOUDS                 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV
POP 12HR                     90          70          70          70          60
SNOW                    D  D  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  L  C
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  3  3  3  2  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  2  2
15K WIND DIR            W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW  W  W  W  W  W  W
15K WIND SPD           36 28 25 25 28 35 42 41 25 56 52 36 50 57 62
MIX HGT                 1  1  2  1  3  4  2  2  1  1  1  1  3  4  3
T WIND DIR             SE SE  S SW SW SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
T WIND SPD             10 12 10 10 16 20 14 12 12 17 17 16 20 32 21
SMOKE DISP             PR PR PR PR FR GD PR PR PR PR PR PR FR VG FR
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U
WINTER STORM            W  W


DATE           03/01/15  MON 03/02/15  TUE 03/03/15  WED 03/04/15  THU 03/05/15
MST 6HRLY     11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MAX/MIN          34      23    35      18    31      10    23       0    29
TEMP          30 32 26   24 33 32 23   19 28 27 16   12 20 19  6    2 22 24
DEWPT         26 25 24   22 26 25 17   15 17 15 11    7  8  6 -3   -4  4 10
PWIND DIR         S       S    SW      SW    SW      SW     S       W     W
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    OV OV OV   OV B2 B2 B1   B1 B1 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B1   SC SC SC
POP 12HR         60      60    40      30    20      30    40      20     5
SNOW           C  L  L    C  C  C  C    S  S  S  C    C  C  C  S    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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