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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

TXZ024-212215-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      63          38          59          34          70
TEMP             45 46 57 62 59 49 45 42 40 41 52 58 55 46 42 39 37 40 60 69 66
DEWPT            37 40 40 35 28 26 29 33 33 33 30 25 26 26 28 26 25 27 31 28 33
MIN/MAX RH                   30          78          29          64          21
RH               74 79 53 36 30 40 54 72 78 72 42 29 33 46 56 59 61 59 33 21 29
WIND DIR         SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW  N NW NW NW NW  W  W SW  W  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD         12 14 23 23 17 19 21 25 23 21 19 13  8  4  4  6  8  9 12 13  9
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        74 76 77 66 54 58 62 66 68 50 14  8 19 22 18 15 30 21 25 13 28
POP 12HR                     30          20           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.03        0.01           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
LAL                     1     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     4     2     5     5
MIX HGT              2000  6800   400   400  3900  6200   100   100  1800  3500
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW     W     W     W    SW
T WIND SPD             24    21    16    18    17    13     4     6    11    16
RFTI              0  0  2  2  0  0  2  3  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL EL NO NO EL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            44    61      32    48      27    49      29    50
TEMP          51   45 55 56 39   33 43 45 33   29 43 46 35   31 44 47
DEWPT         34   33 28 18 19   20 20 20 20   17 21 22 23   19 19 23
MAX/MIN RH         62    22      58    34      63    35      64    33
RH            52   62 35 22 44   58 39 36 58   60 42 38 61   61 37 38
PWIND DIR          SW     W       W     N       N    SW       E     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ026-212215-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      65          40          61          35          70
TEMP             46 47 58 64 61 51 47 44 42 43 54 60 57 47 43 40 38 41 60 69 66
DEWPT            37 40 40 37 32 28 30 34 35 35 32 29 29 28 27 26 26 27 31 33 36
MIN/MAX RH                   33          76          31          62          26
RH               71 76 51 37 33 41 51 68 76 73 43 31 34 47 53 57 62 57 33 26 33
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW  N  N  N NW NW NW  W  W SW SW SW SW  S
WIND SPD          9 10 19 19 14 16 17 20 23 21 19 14 10  6  4  4  5  4  9 11 10
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 FW CL FW FW FW FW SC FW SC FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        79 74 79 74 68 62 56 70 84 53 23  5 12 18 21 15 30 16 31 10 27
POP 12HR                     30          20          10           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.03        0.01           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
LAL                     1     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     4     3     5     5
MIX HGT              4700  4700   100   200  3700  6100     0     0   700  2200
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW    NW    NW    NW     W     W    SW     S
T WIND SPD             16    17     9    17    17    14     3     3     4    10
RFTI              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            44    64      33    50      28    49      29    51
TEMP          51   46 57 59 40   34 45 47 34   30 43 46 35   31 45 48
DEWPT         36   34 30 22 21   22 20 21 21   18 20 20 22   20 21 23
MAX/MIN RH         63    22      61    31      61    33      63    33
RH            56   63 35 24 46   61 36 35 58   60 39 35 59   63 38 37
PWIND DIR          SW     W      NW     N       N     E      NE     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5     5       0     0

$$

TXZ043-212215-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      66          42          62          36          71
TEMP             49 50 60 65 62 53 48 45 44 45 56 61 58 48 44 41 39 42 61 70 66
DEWPT            37 41 38 33 30 29 30 32 34 35 31 26 28 28 29 29 28 28 27 29 34
MIN/MAX RH                   29          70          27          64          22
RH               63 70 44 30 30 39 49 60 68 68 39 27 33 46 55 62 64 58 27 22 30
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW  W SW SW SW
WIND SPD         10 11 24 25 19 18 20 21 20 20 19 13  6  4  4  5  5  6 10 12  9
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 SC FW FW FW FW CL FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        84 81 69 63 57 46 35 45 54 46 11  9 13 11  5  6 13  9 14  8 18
POP 12HR                     20          10           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
WIND                    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     4     2     5     5
MIX HGT              6000  7900   500   700  3900  5800   100   100  1300  2300
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W     W    NW    NW     W     W    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             27    32    21    23    17    12     5     6     9    13
RFTI              0  0  3  3  0  0  2  2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO CL CL NO NO EL EL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            44    65      34    51      29    52      29    52
TEMP          51   46 58 60 41   35 46 48 35   31 45 48 36   31 45 49
DEWPT         36   33 30 18 20   24 22 21 23   22 21 20 22   23 23 25
MAX/MIN RH         64    19      64    31      68    29      73    34
RH            57   61 34 19 42   64 38 34 61   68 38 33 58   73 41 39
PWIND DIR          SW     W       W    NW       N     W       E     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ035-212215-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      60          36          59          34          71
TEMP             43 44 54 59 56 47 43 40 38 40 52 58 55 46 42 39 37 40 61 70 66
DEWPT            37 38 35 27 22 23 24 27 28 28 27 23 22 23 23 24 24 26 26 29 27
MIN/MAX RH                   26          67          25          61          21
RH               79 79 48 29 26 38 47 59 67 62 38 26 27 40 46 54 59 57 26 22 23
WIND DIR         SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD         17 16 27 31 24 25 28 24 21 21 19 13  9  5  6  6  9  9 13 14 11
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW FW SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        80 82 76 72 67 58 48 38 28 12  7 16 23 31 14 14 25 12 26 19 25
POP 12HR                     20           5           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.02           0           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
WIND                    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     4     2     5     5
MIX HGT              5000  7500  1200  1100  3400  5800   100   100  1100  3200
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW     W     W     W    SW
T WIND SPD             27    32    27    23    14    13     5     6     6    14
RFTI              0  0  4  4  3  3  4  3  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO CL CL CL CL CL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            41    60      29    48      26    49      25    49
TEMP          48   43 53 55 37   31 42 45 32   28 42 45 32   27 42 46
DEWPT         32   30 25 14 17   17 20 19 19   16 17 13 19   17 18 21
MAX/MIN RH         60    19      58    32      61    25      66    32
RH            54   60 33 19 44   56 41 35 58   60 36 27 58   65 37 37
PWIND DIR          SW     W       W    NW      NW     W      NW     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     0       0     5       5     5       0     0

$$

TXZ031-212215-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      65          41          62          34          73
TEMP             47 48 59 64 61 52 48 45 43 44 55 61 57 47 43 40 37 40 62 72 68
DEWPT            38 42 41 36 31 29 28 33 36 36 33 30 29 28 29 28 27 29 30 32 36
MIN/MAX RH                   32          78          31          68          23
RH               72 80 51 35 32 42 47 64 78 73 42 31 34 47 57 63 68 64 30 23 31
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW  N  N  N NW NW NW  W  W SW SW SW SW  S
WIND SPD          9 13 20 21 17 16 19 21 24 21 20 16 10  4  4  4  5  4 10 11  9
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW SC FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        79 76 77 69 61 58 55 66 77 50 21  6 13 18 17 12 27 16 29 10 27
POP 12HR                     30          20           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.03        0.01           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  C  C  S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
LAL                     1     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     4     4     2     5     5
MIX HGT              5300  7200   300   300  3500  6000   200   100   900  2900
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW     W     W    SW     S
T WIND SPD             23    20    12    17    19    14     4     4     4    10
RFTI              0  0  1  2  0  0  0  2  3  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL EL NO NO NO EL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            44    65      34    51      28    51      30    52
TEMP          51   46 58 60 41   35 45 47 35   30 44 48 36   32 46 49
DEWPT         37   35 30 20 21   23 21 23 22   19 21 20 23   22 22 25
MAX/MIN RH         65    20      60    33      63    30      66    34
RH            59   65 34 21 44   60 38 38 59   62 39 33 60   65 38 39
PWIND DIR          SW     W       W     N       N     S       E     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   SC SC FW FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5     5       0     5

$$

TXZ029-212215-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
330 AM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

DATE             SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17            MON 01/23/17
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
CST 3HRLY     03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18

MAX/MIN                      59          35          56          33          69
TEMP             40 41 52 58 55 46 42 39 37 38 50 55 52 44 41 38 36 39 59 68 64
DEWPT            36 39 39 30 24 25 27 30 31 30 28 24 24 24 24 24 26 26 29 29 30
MIN/MAX RH                   30          79          30          67          23
RH               85 92 61 34 30 43 55 70 79 73 42 30 33 45 50 57 67 59 32 23 28
WIND DIR         SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD         13 13 23 25 18 20 23 24 21 21 18 13  6  4  5  5  8 11 14 14 10
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW SC
CLOUDS(%)        78 76 76 69 61 61 60 50 40 25 13 12 25 24 19 15 29 13 25 17 30
POP 12HR                     20          10           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.02           0           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS        S  S  S  S
TSTMS                   S  S
WIND                    Y  Y  Y  Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     2     4     4     2     5     5
MIX HGT              3700  6000   800   700  3800  6100   100   100  1500  3200
T WIND DIR             SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW     W     W     W    SW
T WIND SPD             26    29    21    18    14    13     4     6    13    18
RFTI              0  0  2  3  0  1  2  3  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL CL NO EL EL CL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17  FRI 01/27/17
UTC 6HRLY     06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6HRLY     00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

MIN/MAX            39    58      27    45      24    47      24    47
TEMP          46   41 51 53 35   29 39 42 30   26 40 43 31   26 40 44
DEWPT         33   32 25 16 18   19 19 18 18   17 18 18 20   18 18 23
MAX/MIN RH         70    21      66    35      68    32      71    36
RH            60   70 36 23 49   66 44 37 60   68 41 36 63   71 41 43
PWIND DIR          SW     W       W    NW       N     W      NE     N
WIND CHAR         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5     5       0     5

$$

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 HUMIDITY
RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS)...........20 FT. WIND DIRECTION
WIND DIR DEG(DEGREES)...............20 FT. WIND DIRECTION IN TENS OF DEGREES
                                    RELATIVE TO DUE NORTH.
     EXAMPLE: 09 = 90 DEGREES = EAST; 18 = 180 DEGREES = SOUTH;
              27 = 270 DEGREES = WEST; 36 = 360 DEGREES = NORTH
WIND SPD(MPH).......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
WIND GUST(MPH)......................20 FT. WIND GUST
WIND CHILL..........................WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE
HEAT INDEX..........................HEAT INDEX
CLOUDS(CAT).........................CLOUD COVER CATEGORY
     EXAMPLE: CL = CLEAR; FW = FEW; SC = SCATTERED;
              B1 = MOSTLY CLOUDY; B2 = CONSIDERABLE CLOUDS; OV = OVERCAST
CLOUDS(%)...........................CLOUD COVER AS A PERCENTAGE
POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY OF MEASURABLE PRECIPITATION
QPF 12HR(IN)........................LIQUID EQUIVALENT PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
WEATHER...
     TYPE...
       RAIN...........RAIN
       RAIN SHWRS.....RAIN SHOWERS
       TSTMS..........THUNDERSTORMS
       DRIZZLE........DRIZZLE
       SNOW...........SNOW
       SNOWSHWRS......SNOW SHOWERS
       SLEET..........SLEET
       FLURRIES.......FLURRIES
       FRZG RAIN......FREEZING RAIN
       FRZG DRZL......FREEZING DRIZZLE
     COVERAGE...
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       D..............DEFINITE
       AR.............AREAS
       PA.............PATCHY
OBVIS...............................OBSTRUCTION TO VISIBILITY
     TYPE...
       F..............FOG
       PF.............PATCHY FOG
       F+.............DENSE FOG
       H..............HAZE
       BS.............BLOWING SNOW
       K..............SMOKE
       BD.............BLOWING DUST
       AF.............VOLCANIC ASHFALL
LAL(CAT)............................LIGHTNING ACTIVITY LEVEL
MIX HGT(FEET AGL)...................MIXING HEIGHT
T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
DISPERSION..........................LDSI
MAX LVORI...........................LVORI
STA PRES (INCHES MERCURY)...........STATION PRESSURE
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
CEILING (FT)........................CEILING
STABILITY (CAT).....................PASQUIL TURNER STABILITY
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY...
     EXAMPLE: W = WARNING; Y = ADVISORY; A = WATCH
     IN EFFECT FOR THE INDICATED HOUR

DAY 4 THROUGH 7...
MAX/MIN TEMP OR MIN/MAX TEMP(F).....MAXIMUM/MINIMUM AIR TEMPERATURE
TEMP(F).............................AIR TEMPERATURE
DWPT................................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
RH(%)...............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND SPD(MPH).......................20 FT WIND SPEED
     EXAMPLE: <15 = LESS THAN 15 MPH; 15> = 15 MPH OR GREATER
AVG CLOUDS(CAT).....................AVERAGE CLOUD COVER CATEGORY
POP 12HR(%).........................PROBABILITY FOR ACCUMULATING PRECIPITATION
WEATHER...
     SEE DAY 1 THROUGH 3 WEATHER DESCRIPTIONS


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