PURGATORIE WILDFIRE SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

PURGATORIE WILDFIRE
37.21N 104.23W ELEV. 5600 FT
1149 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

DATE           04/24/14      FRI 04/25/14            SAT 04/26/14            SUN
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                      41          82          50          80          40
TEMP                   50 45 42 62 75 81 79 66 59 54 51 68 79 80 76 58 51 43 40
DEWPT                  11  9  8 11 13 12 14 20 21 23 23 25 16 14 14 24 25 21 23
MAX/MIN RH                   26           7          34           8          50
RH                     20 22 24 13  9  7  8 17 23 30 33 20  9  8  9 27 36 41 50
WIND DIR                W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W
WIND SPD               10  9  8  4  8 17 17 11 11 14 11 16 24 32 35 24 21 19 21
WIND GUST                                                     44 49
CLOUDS                 SC SC FW FW FW SC SC SC FW SC B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           0          20
RAIN SHWRS                                                          IS IS IS SC
SPRINKLES                                                        IS
TSTMS                                                            IS
LAL                     1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2
HAINES                  4  4  4  5  5  6  6  5  5  5  4  4  4  5  5  4  3  3  3
10K WIND DIR            W  W  W  W SW SW SW  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S NW NW
10K WIND SPD           19 28 27 28 28 26 28 39 32 36 43 50 52 42 35 46 41 14 36
MIX HGT                 6  3 <1  4  7 11 14  1 <1 <1 <1  6 12 14 13  8  4  3  4
T WIND DIR              W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W
T WIND SPD             11 11  8  6 16 20 23 16 14 18 16 27 32 36 40 41 26 29 43
SMOKE DISP             FR PR FR EX EX EX EX PR PR PR PR VG EX EX EX EX GD GD VG
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P  P  P  P  P  P  S  L  P  P  U  U
FIRE WEATHER                                                A  A  A


DATE           04/27/14  MON 04/28/14  TUE 04/29/14  WED 04/30/14  THU 05/01/14
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          62      38    62      35    58      36    57      35    60
TEMP          57 60 45   39 58 59 43   36 54 55 42   37 54 54 40   37 54 58
DEWPT         19 19 25   23 18 17 22   22 18 22 27   27 26 26 27   28 26 28
PWIND DIR        NW      NW    NW      NW     N       N     N       N    NE
WIND CHAR       15>     15>   15>     15>   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC B1   B1 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 SC B1   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         40       5     5       5     5      10     5       5     5
RAIN SHWRS    SC 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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