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FOUS54 KCRP 170847
PFWCRP

FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
347 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

TXZ245-172215-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
347 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

MAX/MIN                      87          79          88          79          87
TEMP          80 78 81 85 87 84 82 80 80 79 82 86 88 85 82 81 81 79 83 87 87 84
DEWPT         76 75 76 75 75 76 76 76 76 75 75 76 75 75 75 75 75 74 75 74 74 74
MIN/MAX RH                   68          90          65          87          66
RH            90 92 84 72 68 75 84 88 87 90 80 72 65 72 80 84 84 87 77 67 66 72
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E
WIND SPD       5  3  4  6  9 10  9  8  6  5  6  9  9  8  6  8  5  4  5  9  9  9
HEAT INDEX          88 94 96 93 89    83    89 96 97 94 89 87 84    91 96 95 91
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B2 B1 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)     82 80 85 78 73 63 70 64 65 71 73 69 65 47 47 48 49 49 84 53 51 50
POP 12HR                     50          30          40          30          50
QPF 12HR                   0.22        0.06        0.23        0.10        0.48
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC
TSTMS            SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC
LAL                     3     3     2     3     3     3     1     3     3     3
HAINES                  3     3     4     4     4     4     4     4     3     3
MIXING HGT           3900  3800  2500  2200  3700  4200  1900  1900  5300  5000
T WIND DIR              S     S    SE     S     S    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             11    16    19    17    16    17    16    11     8    10


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

MIN/MAX            78      88      78      90      77      90      77      83
TEMP          80 78 88 85 80 78 89 86 80 77 90 86 80 77 83 81
DEWPT         74 74 74 74 75 74 74 74 75 74 74 74 73 71 71 71
MAX/MIN RH         88      63      89      62      92      60      83      67
RH            83 88 63 72 85 89 62 70 85 92 62 68 80 83 68 73
PWIND DIR           E      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           20      30      20      20      10      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS       IS SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS            IS SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ231-172215-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
347 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

MAX/MIN                      92          75          93          76          92
TEMP          77 75 82 88 91 87 81 78 76 75 82 89 92 88 82 79 77 76 82 89 92 87
DEWPT         75 74 75 72 71 73 75 75 75 74 75 72 71 72 73 75 75 75 73 73 69 72
MIN/MAX RH                   51          99          51          97          47
RH            93 97 80 59 51 63 82 91 97 99 79 58 51 59 76 88 94 97 74 59 47 60
WIND DIR      SE SE  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E SE SE  E  E  E SE SE
WIND SPD       4  3  5  6  8  9  9  6  5  5  6  8  9 10  6  6  4  4  5  8 10 10
HEAT INDEX          88 96 98 95 87          88 96100 94 87          88 97 97 93
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 SC B1 B2 SC B1 B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)     87 83 87 78 74 69 69 73 75 62 66 61 67 72 60 49 66 76 45 53 58 63
POP 12HR                     50          20          40          20          50
QPF 12HR                   0.17        0.01        0.20        0.01        0.33
RAIN SHWRS    IS SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC SC SC SC
TSTMS            SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC IS IS       SC SC SC SC
LAL                     3     3     2     2     3     3     2     1     3     3
HAINES                  4     4     4     3     4     4     3     4     4     3
MIXING HGT           4500  6400  5000  2200  4800  5400  3600  1700  6300  7600
T WIND DIR              S    SE     S     S     S    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             14    16    24    21    18    16    18    17    12    12


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

MIN/MAX            76      93      74      93      73      90      73      86
TEMP          79 76 90 88 78 74 90 87 77 73 87 85 76 73 84 82
DEWPT         73 73 73 71 73 74 71 72 73 73 70 69 71 69 68 67
MAX/MIN RH         92      49      98      49      98      51      90      54
RH            83 92 57 57 85 98 54 60 88 98 57 59 84 90 60 60
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE       E       S      NW      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           10      30      10      20      10      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS          SC SC       IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS               SC SC       IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ247-172215-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
347 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

MAX/MIN                      86          80          87          80          88
TEMP          80 79 81 84 86 82 81 80 80 80 82 85 87 82 81 81 80 80 84 87 88 83
DEWPT         76 76 76 76 76 76 77 77 76 75 76 76 76 75 75 76 75 74 75 75 75 75
MIN/MAX RH                   72          89          70          84          67
RH            89 90 85 76 72 81 86 89 87 87 81 74 71 79 81 84 84 83 74 67 67 77
WIND DIR       S  S  S SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S SE SE  E SE SE SE  E  E  E  E
WIND SPD       8  5  4  6  9 11 10 10  8  8  8  9 10  9  9  9  6  5  6 10 10 10
HEAT INDEX          88 93 95 90 89 86 86    89 94 97 89 88 87 85 85 92 96 98 90
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B2 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     81 78 85 78 73 60 68 63 64 70 70 65 67 47 47 48 48 48 81 43 46 49
POP 12HR                     50          30          40          30          50
QPF 12HR                   0.20        0.05        0.19        0.11        0.47
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC
TSTMS            SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC       SC SC SC SC SC SC
LAL                     3     3     1     3     3     3     1     3     3     3
HAINES                  3     4     4     4     4     4     4     4     3     3
MIXING HGT           3800  3600  2300  2200  3300  3500  2300  2400  3700  3400
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE     S     S    SE    SE    SE    SE    SE
T WIND SPD             11    16    19    18    16    17    16    11     8     9


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

MIN/MAX            80      89      80      89      78      89      79      82
TEMP          81 80 88 83 81 80 88 82 80 78 88 82 80 79 82 78
DEWPT         75 75 74 75 75 74 75 75 75 74 75 74 74 72 72 72
MAX/MIN RH         83      62      84      63      88      63      82      71
RH            81 83 63 77 83 82 65 80 86 88 65 77 82 79 72 82
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      SE      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           20      30      20      20      10      20      20      20
RAIN SHWRS       IS SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS            IS SC SC    IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ234-172215-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
347 AM CDT WED SEP 17 2014

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

MAX/MIN                      89          76          90          76          92
TEMP          76 75 82 87 89 85 80 78 77 76 83 88 90 86 80 78 77 76 85 89 92 88
DEWPT         75 74 75 73 74 74 75 75 75 75 75 73 73 73 75 75 75 74 73 73 71 73
MIN/MAX RH                   61          97          57          94          51
RH            93 97 79 64 62 71 87 92 93 97 77 63 58 65 86 91 93 93 68 60 51 61
WIND DIR       E  E  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E SE  E
WIND SPD       1  1  4  4  8  8  5  3  2  3  4  5  8  6  3  4  3  3  5  5  9  8
HEAT INDEX          89 94 98 93             91 96 98 94             92 97100 95
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 SC SC SC B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC
CLOUDS(%)     85 85 87 80 77 73 74 79 79 72 76 76 71 49 48 48 70 83 86 71 61 50
POP 12HR                     50          30          40          20          50
QPF 12HR                   0.23        0.06        0.36        0.10        0.39
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC
TSTMS            SC SC SC SC IS IS SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS IS IS SC SC SC SC
LAL                     3     3     2     3     3     3     2     2     3     3
HAINES                  3     3     3     3     3     3     4     4     3     3
MIXING HGT           3800  4900  3000  2200  4200  5000  2100   900  6500  6200
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE     S     S    SE    SE    SE     E     E
T WIND SPD             11    14    19    16    12    14    14    11     9    10


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

MIN/MAX            76      95      75      95      73      91      73      85
TEMP          78 76 91 90 78 75 91 89 76 73 87 86 76 73 83 81
DEWPT         72 73 73 73 74 74 72 73 74 73 71 71 71 70 69 69
MAX/MIN RH         92      49      96      49      97      52      90      58
RH            84 92 55 59 89 96 55 59 92 97 58 60 84 90 63 66
PWIND DIR           E      SE       E       E      SE      NW       N      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
POP 12HR           10      30      10      20      10      20      20      20
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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