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

PURGATORIE WILDFIRE
37.21N 104.23W ELEV. 5600 FT
628 PM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

DATE           07/24/14      FRI 07/25/14            SAT 07/26/14            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                      66          97          65          97          64
TEMP                82 76 70 67 85 95 97 93 81 72 68 66 84 95 97 93 82 74 68 64
DEWPT               46 48 49 48 47 43 43 44 49 52 52 51 51 47 44 43 49 52 53 53
MAX/MIN RH                   53          16          62          17          67
RH                  28 37 47 50 27 17 16 19 33 49 57 58 32 19 16 18 32 46 59 67
WIND DIR            SW SW SW  W  W  N NE NW  W  W  W  W NW  N NE NE NE  S  W  W
WIND SPD            13 11 12 10 14  9  8  9  5  6  9  8  8  9  6  8  6  1  4  6
CLOUDS              B1 FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR                     20          30          20          20          30
RAIN SHWRS          IS IS          IS SC IS IS             IS IS SC SC
TSTMS               IS IS          IS SC IS IS             IS IS SC SC
LAL                  3  3  1  1  1  3  4  3  3  1  1  1  1  2  3  4
HAINES               4  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  5  5  4  3  3  3  5  5  5  3  3  3
15K WIND DIR         W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW  W  W  W NW NW  W  W NW  N  W NW  N
15K WIND SPD        16 13 17 13 14 10  6  6  9 13 18 17 14 14 12  4  2  4  8  5
MIX HGT             10  2 <1 <1  9 13 14 13  6 <1 <1 <1  7 13 15 14  9  2 <1 <1
T WIND DIR           W  W SW  W  W  W  W  W NW NW  W  W NW NW NW NW  N SE  S NW
T WIND SPD          16 12 16 16 16  9  8  9  8  8  9  9 13 11 10  9  6  8  3  5
SMOKE DISP          VG PR PR PR VG VG VG VG FR PR PR PR GD VG VG VG FR PR PR PR
CRTCL FWX POT        P  P  U  U  P  P  P  P  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  P  U  U  U  U


DATE           07/27/14  MON 07/28/14  TUE 07/29/14  WED 07/30/14  THU 07/31/14
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          89      63    87      62    88      62    84      60    87
TEMP          88 82 69   65 84 83 69   64 86 83 68   63 79 83 69   61 83 83
DEWPT         52 57 59   57 56 56 57   55 53 55 59   57 55 52 56   55 50 48
PWIND DIR        NE       S     S       S     W       N     N       S    SE
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B2 B2   B2 B1 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1 B2   B1 B1 B2 B2   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR         40      30    30      20    30      30    20      20    10
RAIN SHWRS    IS SC SC   SC IS SC IS         SC SC   IS IS IS IS         IS
TSTMS         IS SC SC   SC IS SC IS         SC SC   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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