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FOUS54 KCRP 171950
PFWCRP

FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
250 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

TXZ245-181015-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
250 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE           09/17/14      THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      78          87          78          87          78
TEMP          87 82 80 79 79 78 82 85 85 82 80 80 79 79 83 87 87 84 81 80 79 78
DEWPT         75 75 76 76 76 75 76 75 74 75 75 76 75 75 75 74 74 74 74 74 74 74
MAX/MIN RH                   91          70          90          66          88
RH            68 82 89 89 90 91 81 73 71 81 85 87 90 87 77 68 66 72 79 83 85 88
WIND DIR      SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E SE
WIND SPD       9  8  8  8  8  5  5  6  8  9  8  6  4  4  5  9  9  9  9  9  6  6
HEAT INDEX    96 88             89 94 93 88 86 83       90 95 95 92 87 83
CLOUDS        B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     73 63 70 64 65 78 69 66 65 47 57 68 54 49 84 53 51 50 48 47 48 49
POP 12HR                     40          40          30          50          20
QPF 12HR                   0.07        0.24        0.16        0.48        0.10
RAIN SHWRS    SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC
TSTMS         SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC
LAL                     2     3     3     3     2     3     3     3     1     2
HAINES                  3     4     5     5     4     3     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           1000   600  1900  2100  1000   800  5300  5000  2100  1600
T WIND DIR             SE     S     S    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE     E    SE
T WIND SPD             14    12    10    14    13     8     8    10    11    12


DATE           09/20 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            88      78      90      77      90      77      86      76      86
TEMP          88 85 80 78 89 86 79 77 89 86 80 77 86 83 78 76 85 82
DEWPT         74 74 75 74 74 74 75 74 74 74 73 71 71 71 71 70 70 70
MIN/MAX RH         63      89      62      92      60      83      61      85      60
RH            64 71 85 89 63 69 86 92 62 67 80 83 62 67 82 85 61 68
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      20      20      10      20      20      20      10      10
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ231-181015-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
250 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE           09/17/14      THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      75          93          75          92          76
TEMP          91 85 79 77 76 76 81 89 91 85 79 77 76 76 84 91 92 87 81 79 77 76
DEWPT         71 73 74 75 75 75 75 72 70 72 73 75 75 74 73 73 69 72 73 73 73 73
MAX/MIN RH                   98          51          97          47          92
RH            51 66 86 94 96 97 81 58 51 64 82 93 96 97 70 56 47 60 76 82 88 92
WIND DIR       S SE SE SE SE  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E SE SE SE  E SE  E
WIND SPD       8  6  8  6  5  4  6  6  8  9  8  6  4  4  5  8 10 10  9  8  8  4
HEAT INDEX    98 92             87 96 97 91             91100 97 94 87
CLOUDS        B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 OV OV B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B2 B2 SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)     74 69 69 73 75 89 90 61 67 77 70 69 71 76 45 53 58 63 55 47 53 56
POP 12HR                     30          30          20          50          20
QPF 12HR                   0.05        0.22        0.08        0.33        0.02
RAIN SHWRS    SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC
TSTMS         SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC
OBVIS                        PF
LAL                     2     3     3     3     2     2     3     3     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     3     4     4     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           1800   300  3100  3800  2100   300  6300  7600  4300  1100
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             13    10    10    14    13     9    12    12    16    12


DATE           09/20 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            93      74      93      73      90      73      89      73      89
TEMP          92 88 78 74 92 87 77 73 89 85 76 73 88 84 76 73 88 84
DEWPT         73 71 73 74 71 72 73 73 70 69 71 69 68 67 67 66 65 64
MIN/MAX RH         49      98      49      98      51      90      49      80      43
RH            53 57 84 98 51 60 87 98 54 59 84 90 53 56 75 80 46 51
PWIND DIR          SE      SE       E       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      10      20      10      20      20      20      10      10
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC       IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC       IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ247-181015-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
250 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE           09/17/14      THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      79          87          79          88          80
TEMP          86 82 81 81 81 80 83 86 86 83 82 82 80 80 84 87 88 85 83 82 81 80
DEWPT         76 76 76 76 76 76 76 76 75 75 76 76 76 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75 75
MAX/MIN RH                   88          71          86          67          83
RH            72 82 86 87 86 88 80 72 72 79 82 83 86 83 74 67 67 71 77 79 82 83
WIND DIR      SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE SE
WIND SPD       9  9 10 10 10  8  5  6  8  9 10  9  5  5  6 10 10 10  9  9  8  6
HEAT INDEX    95 89 87 87 87    91 95 95 90 89 88 86 85 92 96 98 94 90 88 87 85
CLOUDS        B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC B2 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     73 60 68 63 64 74 69 65 67 47 57 68 53 48 81 43 46 49 48 47 48 49
POP 12HR                     40          40          30          50          20
QPF 12HR                   0.06        0.19        0.13        0.47        0.11
RAIN SHWRS    SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC
TSTMS         SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC
LAL                     2     3     3     3     2     3     3     3     1     2
HAINES                  3     4     5     5     4     3     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           1000   800  1800  1900  1200  1000  3700  3400  1900  2100
T WIND DIR             SE     S     S    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE     E     E
T WIND SPD             17    16    11    14    17    10     8     9    10    11


DATE           09/20 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            89      80      89      78      89      79      85      77      85
TEMP          88 86 82 80 88 86 80 78 88 86 81 79 85 82 78 77 85 82
DEWPT         74 75 75 74 75 75 75 74 75 74 74 72 72 72 73 72 71 72
MIN/MAX RH         62      82      63      88      63      79      64      85      64
RH            62 69 81 82 65 70 83 88 65 68 79 79 65 70 82 85 65 71
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      20      20      10      20      20      20      10      10
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ234-181015-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
250 PM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

DATE           09/17/14      THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT
UTC 3HRLY     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CDT 3HRLY     16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07 10 13 16 19 22 01 04 07

MIN/MAX                      76          90          75          91          74
TEMP          89 82 78 77 76 76 82 87 87 82 77 76 76 76 84 90 91 86 80 77 75 74
DEWPT         74 75 76 76 75 75 75 73 73 74 75 75 74 73 73 73 71 73 73 72 73 73
MAX/MIN RH                   97          62          98          54          97
RH            62 79 92 97 97 96 82 63 64 78 95 98 92 93 71 59 54 65 80 84 93 97
WIND DIR      SE SE SE  S SE  S  S  S SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E  E  E  E  E
WIND SPD       8  5  5  4  3  2  5  5  6  6  5  4  3  3  5  5  9  8  6  6  4  5
HEAT INDEX    98 88             88 94 94 87             90 98 97 92
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 B2 SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     77 73 74 79 79 88 74 76 71 49 58 68 75 83 86 71 61 50 48 47 48 49
POP 12HR                     40          40          30          50          20
QPF 12HR                   0.10        0.37        0.19        0.39        0.02
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC
OBVIS                        PF
LAL                     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     1     1
HAINES                  3     3     4     4     4     4     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           1000   200  2600  2700  1000   500  6500  6200  2800   300
T WIND DIR             SE    SE     S    SE     E     E     E     E     E    SE
T WIND SPD              9     5     9    11     9     5     9    10    11    16


DATE           09/20 SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
UTC 6HRLY     18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00 06 12 18 00
CDT 6HRLY     13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19 01 07 13 19

MAX/MIN            93      75      93      73      91      73      88      71      87
TEMP          92 88 79 75 92 87 77 73 90 86 77 73 87 83 75 71 86 82
DEWPT         73 73 74 74 72 73 74 73 71 71 71 70 69 69 68 66 65 65
MIN/MAX RH         53      96      51      97      52      90      53      84      49
RH            55 63 86 96 53 62 88 97 54 61 81 90 55 62 79 84 50 57
PWIND DIR          SE       E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           30      10      20      10      20      20      20      10      10
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC       IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC 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 HUMIDITY
RH (%)..............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS)..........20 FT. WIND DIRECTION
WIND SPD (MPH)......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
WIND GUST (MPH).....................20 FT. WIND GUST
WIND CHILL..........................WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE
HEAT INDX...........................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 FOR ACCUMULATING 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...
       IS.............ISOLATED
       SC.............SCATTERED
       NM.............NUMEROUS
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       WD.............WIDESPREAD
       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
HAINES (CAT)........................HAINES INDEX
FREE WIND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS).....FREE WIND LEVEL DIRECTION
FREE WIND SPD (MPH).................FREE WIND LEVEL SPEED
MIXING HGT (FEET AGL)...............MIXING HEIGHT
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
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
DEWPT (F)...........................DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
RH (%)..............................RELATIVE HUMIDITY
WIND SPD (MPH)......................20 FT. 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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