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

PURGATORIE WILDFIRE
37.21N 104.23W ELEV. 5600 FT
657 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

DATE             SAT 04/19/14            SUN 04/20/14            MON 04/21/14
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                      74          48          69          44          70
TEMP                60 71 74 70 59 55 53 48 53 62 68 67 59 53 49 44 52 60 69 68
DEWPT               38 37 36 40 41 42 41 40 42 41 40 40 41 41 40 38 39 39 39 39
MIN/MAX RH                   25          75          35          81          32
RH                  44 29 25 33 51 61 64 74 66 46 36 37 51 64 71 79 61 46 33 34
WIND DIR             W  W NW NW NE  N  N  W NW  N NW NW NW  W  W  W NW  N  E  S
WIND SPD            13 10  6  6  6  4  5  2  3  5  3  8  4  5  9  9  9  8  6  6
CLOUDS              SC SC B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR                     40          50          40          20          20
RAIN SHWRS             IS IS SC SC IS IS IS SC SC SC IS IS             IS IS IS
TSTMS                  IS IS IS IS       IS SC SC SC IS IS             IS IS IS
LAL                  1  2  3  2  2  1  1  3  4  4  4  3  3  1  1  1  1  3  3  2
HAINES               3  2  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3
10K WIND DIR        SW SW SW SW SW  E NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW NW  W NW
10K WIND SPD        27 24 18 12  2  3  4 16 18 17 19 19 19 16 13 11 11 11 17 20
MIX HGT              4  9 11 10  7  4  2  2  3  8  9  9  7  1 <1 <1  2  6 10  9
T WIND DIR           W  W  W  W NE NE  N NW  N  N  N  N  N  W  W NW  N NW  W  W
T WIND SPD          18 17 13  6  8  8  8  3  9 10 11 13 13  2  9 11 14  6  9  8
SMOKE DISP          GD VG VG GD FR PR PR PR PR GD GD VG GD PR PR PR PR PR GD GD
CRTCL FWX POT        U  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U


DATE               TUE 04/22/14  WED 04/23/14  THU 04/24/14  FRI 04/25/14
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            47    79      51    78      41    69      39    73
TEMP          53   47 74 76 60   52 72 74 53   42 63 66 48   40 66 70
DEWPT         41   39 36 32 36   34 25 15 20   21 19 17 21   23 20 21
PWIND DIR           S    SW      SW    SW       W    NW      NW     S
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   SC FW SC
POP 12HR           10     5       5     5       5     5       5     5
RAIN SHWRS    IS
TSTMS         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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