NEEDLE CREEK RAWS SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

NEEDLE CREEK RAWS-SAGUACHE CO
38.39N 106.52W ELEV. 8900 FT
853 PM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014

DATE           08/30/14      SUN 08/31/14            MON 09/01/14            TUE
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                      44          69          42          69          40
TEMP                55 51 47 44 55 65 69 64 53 49 45 42 52 64 68 67 52 48 44 40
DEWPT               39 34 34 34 34 32 30 31 33 34 33 31 31 32 34 36 36 36 36 35
MAX/MIN RH                   67          24          67          27          81
RH                  55 52 60 68 45 29 23 29 46 56 62 65 44 30 28 32 54 63 73 82
WIND DIR             W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD             8  6 11 12 14 26 29 26 14  6  4  5 12 18 19 17 11  5  5  8
WIND GUST                             40
CLOUDS              B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
POP 12HR                     20          10           5           5           0
RAIN SHWRS          IS                IS
TSTMS               IS                IS
LAL                  2  1  1  1  1  1  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES               3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  3
15K WIND DIR         W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
15K WIND SPD        40 42 44 47 43 51 49 47 49 48 49 48 47 44 39 35
MIX HGT              2  2  2  1  3 10 10 10  8  5  3  2  3  5  6  8
T WIND DIR           W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
T WIND SPD           9  9 11 13 16 43 49 48 17  9  8  8 21 34 34 31
SMOKE DISP          PR PR PR PR EX EX EX EX EX EX GD PR GD VG EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT        U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P  U  U  U  U


DATE           09/02/14  WED 09/03/14  THU 09/04/14  FRI 09/05/14  SAT 09/06/14
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          71      42    74      43    72      43    69      42    69
TEMP          67 67 49   42 67 68 50   43 67 65 50   43 64 63 48   42 65 64
DEWPT         38 38 37   36 39 40 37   36 40 42 41   39 43 44 41   39 43 43
PWIND DIR         W       W    SW       W    SW      SW    SW      SW    SW
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   SC SC SC
POP 12HR          0       0     0       5    10      10    20      10    10
RAIN SHWRS                                   IS      IS IS IS IS         IS
TSTMS                                        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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