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
1150 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

DATE             SUN 09/21/14            MON 09/22/14            TUE 09/23/14
MDT 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00

MAX/MIN                      64          47          68          44          70
TEMP                   61 64 59 53 52 48 48 55 63 68 64 55 51 47 44 54 65 70 66
DEWPT                  47 47 47 46 45 45 45 45 44 43 41 40 40 40 40 39 39 38 38
MIN/MAX RH                   54          95          40          85          31
RH                     60 54 64 77 77 89 89 69 50 40 43 57 66 76 86 57 38 31 36
WIND DIR                E  E  E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD                9  9 10  8  5  6 10 11 11 11 10  6  4  4  4  4  6  8  6
CLOUDS                 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW FW SC SC SC
POP 12HR                     50          50          50          20          10
RAIN SHWRS             SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS             IS IS
TSTMS                  SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS             IS IS
LAL                     4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  4  3  3  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3
15K WIND DIR            S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W
15K WIND SPD           14 13 16 12 17 21 26 21 25 25 23
MIX HGT                 7  7  5  4  3  3  2  4  7  8  7
T WIND DIR              S  S  S SE  S SW SW SW SW  W  W
T WIND SPD              9 10 11 16 10 10 10 23 21 23 20
SMOKE DISP             FR GD FR FR PR PR PR GD VG EX VG
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U


DATE               WED 09/24/14  THU 09/25/14  FRI 09/26/14  SAT 09/27/14
MDT 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MIN/MAX            45    72      45    72      45    71      44    68
TEMP          53   46 66 67 53   46 66 68 53   45 65 67 52   45 63 64
DEWPT         38   39 41 40 40   40 41 40 39   39 41 40 40   40 41 41
PWIND DIR          NW    SE      SE    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   SC SC SC SC   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC B1 B2
POP 12HR            5    10      10    20      10    20      20    10
RAIN SHWRS            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

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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