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

SALIDA RAWS-CHAFFEE CO
38.78N 105.95W ELEV. 9620 FT
401 AM MDT THU AUG 28 2014

DATE             THU 08/28/14            FRI 08/29/14            SAT 08/30/14
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                      59          43          66          46          69
TEMP             44 48 57 59 55 49 46 44 43 52 64 66 63 53 50 47 46 56 68 68 64
DEWPT            34 36 36 38 38 40 38 36 33 38 34 34 35 38 39 38 37 39 35 32 34
MIN/MAX RH                   44          75          30          72          26
RH               68 63 45 45 53 71 73 73 67 59 32 30 35 57 66 71 71 53 29 26 32
WIND DIR          W NW NW NW  N  W NW NW NW  N  E  S  S  S  S SW  W SW SW  W SW
WIND SPD          8  8 10 12  8  3  5  8  8  3  1  3  4  4  3  4  4  6  9 13 16
CLOUDS           B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR                     40          20          10          20          10
RAIN SHWRS       IS SC SC SC IS IS                IS IS IS             IS IS
TSTMS               IS SC SC IS IS                IS IS IS             IS IS
LAL               1  2  4  4  3  3  1  1  1  1  1  2  3
HAINES            2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  3  3  3
15K WIND DIR     NW  N  N NW NW  N  N  N NW NW  N SE SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W
15K WIND SPD     13 17 19 12 18 18 18 11  8  6  5  0  4 10 11 14 17 17 18 16 19
MIX HGT           3  4  7  8  6  4  3  2  2  5  7 10 10  5  3  2  1  4 10 12 10
T WIND DIR       NW NW NW NW  N NW NW NW NW  N NW  W  W  S  S  S SW  W  W  W  W
T WIND SPD       13 18 16 16 16  5  9 11 11  8  5  8  8  8  9 10 10 12 17 18 21
SMOKE DISP       PR GD VG VG GD PR PR PR PR PR PR GD GD PR PR PR PR FR EX EX EX
CRTCL FWX POT     U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  U  P  P  P


DATE               SUN 08/31/14  MON 09/01/14  TUE 09/02/14  WED 09/03/14
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    68      45    69      46    70      47    70
TEMP          53   48 67 62 51   46 67 64 52   48 68 66 53   49 69 65
DEWPT         37   35 34 34 36   34 34 34 37   36 36 37 40   38 38 40
PWIND DIR           W     W       W     W       W     W      SW     W
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC   SC SC SC SC   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC SC   SC SC SC
POP 12HR           10    10       5    10       5    10       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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