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

NEEDLE CREEK RAWS-SAGUACHE CO
38.39N 106.52W ELEV. 8900 FT
334 PM MDT TUE SEP 30 2014

DATE             TUE 09/30/14            WED 10/01/14            THU 10/02/14
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                      52          31          52          25          52
TEMP                         50 39 34 33 31 41 52 50 47 34 31 26 25 31 45 51 50
DEWPT                        26 29 30 29 29 31 33 31 29 28 28 26 25 25 25 22 20
MIN/MAX RH                   38          91          46         100          29
RH                           39 67 85 85 92 67 48 48 49 78 88100100 78 45 32 30
WIND DIR                      W  W  W  W  W SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD                     13 10  9  8  6  9 13 19 16 12  8  9 10  8  9 14 12
WIND GUST                                         29
CLOUDS                       B1 SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 SC SC SC SC FW FW FW
POP 12HR                      5          10          40          30           5
RAIN SHWRS                                  SC SC SC SC SC
SNOWSHWRS                          IS IS IS             SC
TSTMS                              IS IS       IS IS IS IS
LAL                           1  1  2  2  1  1  2  2  2
HAINES                        2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  2  2  2  2  2  4  4  4  3
15K WIND DIR                  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  N  N  N NW NW
15K WIND SPD                 34 34 28 34 29 29 26 27 41 37 31 28 32 36 32 36 39
MIX HGT                       6  1  1  1  1  3  6  8  7  2  2  1  2  2  4  5  5
T WIND DIR                    W  W  W  W  W SW SW  W  W  W  W  W NW  W NW NW NW
T WIND SPD                   28 11 10  8  3  6 16 26 31 11  9 10 10  9 11 21 23
SMOKE DISP                   EX PR PR PR PR PR VG EX EX PR PR PR PR PR PR GD GD
CRTCL FWX POT                 U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P


DATE               FRI 10/03/14  SAT 10/04/14  SUN 10/05/14  MON 10/06/14
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            29    59      31    61      32    63      35    64
TEMP          33   30 50 51 35   31 53 54 37   32 56 57 41   35 60 62
DEWPT         19   17 23 25 24   23 23 25 25   24 25 26 27   27 27 29
PWIND DIR          NW     W      NW    NW      NW    NW      NW     W
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    CL   CL CL FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     0       0     0       5     5       5     5

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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