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

PURGATORIE WILDFIRE
37.21N 104.23W ELEV. 5600 FT
243 PM MDT FRI AUG 22 2014

DATE           08/22/14      SAT 08/23/14            SUN 08/24/14            MON
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                      58          88          58          86          58
TEMP          82 75 68 65 61 59 72 83 88 86 71 66 62 59 70 81 85 83 69 65 62 59
DEWPT         52 51 54 54 53 51 50 46 44 42 45 47 49 50 49 47 46 45 48 50 50 51
MAX/MIN RH                   79          21          75          24          75
RH            35 43 61 68 75 75 46 27 22 21 39 50 62 72 47 30 26 26 47 58 65 75
WIND DIR      SW  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW NW  E  S  S  S  S SW SW
WIND SPD      10  9  6  6  8  9  9  8 11 12 10  9  6  6  3  5 11 13  9 11 10  9
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR                     30          10           5          10          10
RAIN SHWRS    NM SC IS                                     IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC IS                                     IS IS IS IS
LAL            4  4  3  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  2  2  2
HAINES         4  3  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  2  3  4  3  3  3  3
15K WIND DIR   S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW
15K WIND SPD  24 29 49 24 29 29 27 26 24 19 16 17 18 21 26 27 20 19
MIX HGT       13  9  3  2  1  1  5  9 11 12 <1 <1 <1 <1  3 10 12 12
T WIND DIR     S  S  S SW SW SW  W  W SW  W SW  W  W NW  S SW SW SW
T WIND SPD    25 25 24 11 10 11 13 13 17 19 14 14 10  5  2 14 17 18
SMOKE DISP    EX EX FR PR PR PR GD VG EX EX PR PR PR PR PR VG EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  U  U  U


DATE           08/25/14  TUE 08/26/14  WED 08/27/14  THU 08/28/14  FRI 08/29/14
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      60    86      57    78      55    83      57    84
TEMP          86 85 68   60 83 82 65   57 76 75 61   55 80 80 64   57 81 81
DEWPT         43 47 52   52 44 48 54   53 51 51 53   52 48 47 51   51 45 45
PWIND DIR        SW      SW     W      NW    NE       S    SW       S     W
WIND CHAR       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC   SC SC B1 B1   SC SC SC SC   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR         20      10    30      20    20      20    20      10     5
RAIN SHWRS       IS IS         SC IS   IS IS IS IS   IS IS IS
TSTMS            IS IS         SC IS   IS IS 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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