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

NEEDLE CREEK RAWS-SAGUACHE CO
38.39N 106.52W ELEV. 8900 FT
1125 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

DATE             MON 09/22/14            TUE 09/23/14            WED 09/24/14
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                      63          38          66          38          71
TEMP                   57 62 60 48 44 40 38 48 61 66 62 49 44 40 38 49 65 71 67
DEWPT                  46 43 40 40 41 39 37 42 41 37 35 36 35 34 33 38 36 33 34
MIN/MAX RH                   46         100          34          89          25
RH                     67 50 47 74 89 96 96 80 48 34 36 61 70 79 82 66 34 25 29
WIND DIR               SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW  W  S SE SE
WIND SPD               10 12 12  8  8  8  8  6 10 11  9  6  4  4  4  4  4  4  4
CLOUDS                 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC
POP 12HR                     40          10           5           5           0
RAIN SHWRS             SC SC IS
TSTMS                  SC SC IS
LAL                     4  4  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES                  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  4  4  4  4  2  3
15K WIND DIR            W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW
15K WIND SPD           34 28 33 31 27 31 31 27 24 19 13
MIX HGT                 7  8  7  2  1  1  1  3  7  8  6
T WIND DIR              W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW NW
T WIND SPD             24 24 25  9  8  8  8  8 18 17 13
SMOKE DISP             VG EX VG PR PR PR PR PR VG VG GD
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U


DATE               THU 09/25/14  FRI 09/26/14  SAT 09/27/14  SUN 09/28/14
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            40    71      40    70      40    64      38    59
TEMP          46   40 66 67 47   40 65 66 46   40 60 60 43   38 55 55
DEWPT         36   35 41 39 39   36 41 40 39   36 41 39 39   37 38 35
PWIND DIR          SE    SW      SW     W      SW    SW       S    SW
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   FW FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   B1 B1 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR            5    10       5    20      10    20      20    20
RAIN SHWRS               IS            IS IS   IS IS IS IS   IS IS IS
TSTMS                    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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