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

PURGATORIE WILDFIRE
37.21N 104.23W ELEV. 5600 FT
249 PM MST THU DEC 18 2014

DATE          THU 12/18/14      FRI 12/19/14            SAT 12/20/14         SUN
MST 3HRLY     14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05 08 11 14 17 20 23 02 05
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                      20          46          21          48          23
TEMP             42 31 27 25 20 24 39 46 38 28 26 24 21 23 41 48 40 31 28 26 23
DEWPT            30 29 27 23 18 20 24 25 22 24 20 20 17 18 20 19 23 23 20 22 18
MAX/MIN RH                  100          44          90          32          85
RH               62 92100 92 92 84 54 43 52 85 78 84 84 81 42 31 50 72 71 85 81
WIND DIR         SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  S  S  S SW SW  W  W NW  N  N NW SW SW SW
WIND SPD          3  4  4  3  4  6  3  1  4  6  8  8  6  5  3  3  3  5  6  6  5
CLOUDS           B1 B2 B1 B2 FW SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW
POP 12HR                     10           5           0           0           0
SNOW                 S  S
LAL               1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1
HAINES            2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  2
15K WIND DIR     SW  W SW  W  W NW NW NW NW  W  W NW  W  W  W  W  W
15K WIND SPD      9 10  9 11 12 13 14 25 25 16 19 20 20 18 17 17 12
MIX HGT           2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  3  2
T WIND DIR        S  S SW  W NW  W NW  W SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW
T WIND SPD        6  8  5  5  5  8 10 12  5  8  8  6  5  8  4  5  1
SMOKE DISP       PR PR PR PR PR PR PR FR PR PR PR PR PR PR PR PR PR
CRTCL FWX POT     U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U


DATE           12/21/14  MON 12/22/14  TUE 12/23/14  WED 12/24/14  THU 12/25/14
MST 6HRLY     11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17 23   05 11 17
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00

MAX/MIN          52      28    55      23    44      21    47      24    49
TEMP          44 44 33   28 49 45 29   23 39 37 25   21 41 40 28   24 43 41
DEWPT         22 24 22   22 27 27 25   20 23 22 19   16 20 20 20   18 22 22
PWIND DIR        SW       W     W      NW     N      SW     W      SW    SW
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC
POP 12HR          5      20    20      20    10       5    10       5    20
RAIN                         S  S  S                                      S
SNOW                      S  S     S    S                              S

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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