SALIDA RAWS SITE, Colorado Experimental Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrice(PFM).

SALIDA RAWS-CHAFFEE CO
38.78N 105.95W ELEV. 9620 FT
935 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

DATE             SUN 04/20/14            MON 04/21/14            TUE 04/22/14
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                      53          37          55          37          57
TEMP                   52 53 51 43 39 38 37 44 52 55 51 45 40 40 37 47 55 57 53
DEWPT                  28 26 26 28 27 27 27 29 27 21 24 27 27 26 23 27 29 27 25
MIN/MAX RH                   34          68          27          61          32
RH                     39 35 37 55 62 64 67 55 38 26 34 49 59 57 56 45 37 31 33
WIND DIR                N NW NW NW NW NW NW SE  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
WIND SPD                4  4  5  5  5  4  4  2  5  9  8  5  6  6  8 11 12 14 17
WIND GUST                                                              24 26 28
CLOUDS                 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR                     30          20          20          20          20
RAIN SHWRS             SC SC IS IS             IS IS IS                IS IS IS
SNOWSHWRS
TSTMS                  IS IS IS IS             IS IS IS                IS IS IS
LAL                     3  2  3  2  1  1  1  1  2  3  3
HAINES                  2  3  3  3  3  3  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3  3
10K WIND DIR            N NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW SW SW
10K WIND SPD            2 12 18 17 16 20 21 21 19 21 23 21 24 25 27 25 33 44 52
MIX HGT                 8  8  8  6  3  3  2  5  7  9  9  5  2  2  1  3  9  9  8
T WIND DIR              N  N NW  N  N NW  N  W  W  W  W SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
T WIND SPD              8  9 12 16  8  4  3  4 10 14 14  9  9 10 11 17 26 32 35
SMOKE DISP             FR GD GD GD PR PR PR PR GD VG VG PR PR PR PR FR EX EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT           U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P


DATE               WED 04/23/14  THU 04/24/14  FRI 04/25/14  SAT 04/26/14
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            37    51      24    48      29    56      34    54
TEMP          43   37 51 44 31   25 44 46 35   31 53 52 41   35 53 49
DEWPT         26   21 17 12 11    7  9 11 14   12 15 15 17   14 18 17
PWIND DIR          SW    SW       W     W       W    SW      SW    SW
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   SC SC B1 SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC B1
POP 12HR           10     5       5     5       5     5       5    10
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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