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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

TXZ012-212200-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 53          24          52          22          52
Temp             42 44 51 51 45 34 31 28 25 29 45 52 44 32 28 24 22 27 47 52 43
DewPt            21 25 23 12 12 18 18 17 14 14 10  5  5  6  7  8  8 10 10 10 11
Min/Max RH                   20          64          15          56          18
RH               43 47 32 20 27 53 59 63 62 53 24 15 20 32 41 49 54 48 22 18 27
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW SW SW SW SW  N NE  E  E
Wind Spd         13 17 31 31 28 23 23 23 21 18 21 17 12  5  6  6  5  4 10  8  8
Clouds           FW CL FW FW B1 SC FW CL FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        13  4  8 22 57 47 19  4  8  0  0  0  5  0  7  7 13  5 14  4 22
PoP 12HR                      5           0           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     3     3     2     4     4     5     5     4     2
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  6 12  8  4  1 <1 <1 <1  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1198403248105 23 12 11 11165144 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 45 42 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W SW SW SW  E SE SE  E
T Wind Spd       11 13 37 40 37 34 26 27 25 25 34 27  8  6  5  4  4  2 10  8  6
RFTI              0  0  4  4  4  2  2  2  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO CL CL CL EL EL EL EL NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
High Wind               W  W  W  W  W


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       20    56      29    59      32    60      27    48
Temp          26   20 47 48 35   29 51 50 38   32 53 52 37   28 43 42
DewPt         15   13 14 13 12   14 16 18 23   25 23 15 13   15 13 11
Max/Min RH         75    19      53    19      73    20      62    23
RH            60   72 27 24 39   52 24 27 54   73 30 22 37   59 29 28
PWind Dir          SE     S      SW    SW       S    SW       W    NW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW CL FW   CL CL FW FW   FW SC SC FW   FW FW SC
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ016-212200-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 49          18          51          20          51
Temp             38 40 46 48 42 34 29 24 19 25 42 51 44 31 25 22 20 27 44 51 44
DewPt            19 25 17  9  9 14 15 14 14 15 10  5  5  6  6  6  7 10 10 10  9
Min/Max RH                   21          85          15          57          18
RH               46 54 31 21 25 44 57 65 81 67 27 15 20 34 44 51 56 50 24 18 24
Wind Dir         SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW SW  W NW  N  E  E
Wind Spd         12 21 33 35 31 21 18 13 14 11 14 13  8  5  6  6  5  4  6  6  5
Clouds           FW CL FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)        13  4  6 20 48 50 21  8  2  1  0  2  7  7 20 20 23 14 16  9 21
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     3     3     2     4     4     5     5     4     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  9 13  5  5  1 <1 <1 <1  5  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  5 <1
Vent Rate        <1 11333475180140 19  7 <1  5105 90 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 32  2
T Wind Dir       SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW  W NW NW  W SW SW SW SW  W  W  S SE
T Wind Spd       10 25 42 43 41 32 21 14 10 11 24 20  5  6  8  6  4  3  0  8  4
RFTI              0  1  4  4  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO EL CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
High Wind               W  W  W  W  W


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       18    56      25    58      30    59      23    47
Temp          24   18 48 49 31   25 50 52 35   30 52 51 32   24 42 41
DewPt         13    9 12 11 13   13 16 16 21   24 20 11 10   12 12 10
Max/Min RH         76    18      61    19      77    18      62    23
RH            64   69 24 22 48   60 26 24 57   77 29 20 40   62 29 27
PWind Dir           E    SW      SW    SW       S    SW       W    NW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW CL CL CL   CL CL CL FW   FW SC FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ008-212200-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 56          24          53          25          53
Temp             47 47 54 55 47 38 35 33 26 30 45 53 46 35 30 28 25 30 47 53 45
DewPt            21 25 22 14 13 20 21 19 17 15 11  7  6  7  9  9 10 13 14 14 14
Min/Max RH                   20          69          16          54          21
RH               35 42 28 20 26 48 56 58 69 54 25 16 19 30 40 45 52 48 26 21 28
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW SW SW SW  N  N NE  E NE
Wind Spd         11 13 26 29 26 23 24 24 21 17 21 17 12  4  4  4  4  4  8  6  6
Clouds           FW FW CL SC B1 B1 SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        12 20  2 32 63 58 44 17 10  0  0  0  1  0 12 10  7  2 10  2 21
PoP 12HR                      5           5           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     3     3     2     4     4     4     4     4     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  7 12  3  4  4  1 <1  1  6  7 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1192408 86112116 23 21 20187169 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 50 36  2
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW  W  N NE NE NE
T Wind Spd        6  6 33 39 29 36 36 26 25 23 39 29  6  4  5  3  3  3 11  6  5
RFTI              0  0  3  4  3  2  3  3  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO CL CL CL EL CL CL EL NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       24    58      33    62      37    62      29    49
Temp          30   24 48 51 38   33 54 55 43   37 55 55 39   30 44 44
DewPt         17   15 16 14 13   14 16 18 23   26 23 16 16   17 13 10
Max/Min RH         70    18      45    17      63    19      59    22
RH            58   69 28 22 35   44 22 23 45   63 29 21 38   59 28 25
PWind Dir          SE    SW      SW    SW       S    SW      NW    NW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW CL FW   CL CL CL FW   FW SC SC FW   FW FW SC
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ008-212200-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 54          24          52          24          52
Temp             46 46 53 53 44 36 33 31 26 29 44 52 47 36 30 26 24 28 45 52 45
DewPt            21 25 22 14 13 19 21 19 16 15 11  7  6  7  8  9  9 12 12 13 13
Min/Max RH                   21          67          16          55          21
RH               37 45 29 21 28 51 59 61 66 54 25 16 19 30 40 47 53 51 26 21 27
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW SW SW SW  N  N NE  E NE
Wind Spd         12 14 27 31 27 23 24 24 21 17 21 16 12  5  4  4  4  4  8  8  6
Clouds           FW FW CL SC B1 B1 SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        13 14  2 31 64 57 34 15 11  0  0  0  1  0 11 10  8  2 10  2 21
PoP 12HR                      5           0           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     3     3     2     4     4     4     4     4     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  7 12  3  4  2  1 <1  1  6  7 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1208408 87112 55 23 11 20176163  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 55 39  3
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W SW SW  W  N  E  E NE
T Wind Spd        6  9 36 39 29 36 31 26 25 21 36 28  6  4  5  3  2  3 12  8  6
RFTI              0  0  3  4  3  2  3  3  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO CL CL CL EL CL CL EL NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       22    57      32    61      36    61      28    48
Temp          30   22 45 52 39   32 51 55 43   36 53 56 40   29 42 44
DewPt         16   15 15 14 13   14 16 18 23   25 23 16 15   17 13 10
Max/Min RH         74    19      47    18      65    19      61    23
RH            58   72 29 22 35   46 24 23 46   64 31 21 37   60 30 25
PWind Dir          SE    SW      SW    SW       S    SW       W    NW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW CL FW   CL CL CL FW   FW SC SC FW   FW SC SC
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       5     5

$$

TXZ006-212200-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 49          17          52          18          49
Temp             37 38 48 47 37 29 28 24 19 24 44 52 42 30 25 21 18 24 44 48 38
DewPt            21 23 23 18 15 18 18 17 15 14  9  4  5  7  8  8  8 10 12 13 14
Min/Max RH                   31          85          14          65          23
RH               51 55 39 31 40 64 68 74 84 64 23 14 21 36 47 56 62 54 26 24 36
Wind Dir         SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW SW  W  N  N  N NE  E  E
Wind Spd         12 16 27 31 33 31 27 26 20 13 20 13 11  4  4  5  6  8 12  9  9
Clouds           CL CL FW B2 B1 SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW CL SC
Clouds(%)         5  3 16 74 68 40 32 19 10  3  0  0  1  1 12 13  6  1 10  2 26
PoP 12HR                     30           5           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.01           0           0           0           0
Snow                    C  C
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     3     2     2     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  8 11  5  2  2  1  1  1  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5  5 <1
Vent Rate        <1  5248287140 54 50 33 21 18160126  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 79 55  3
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW  N NW  W SW  W  N  N NE  E  E  E
T Wind Spd        9 11 35 28 35 31 28 26 24 20 33 24  3  5  3  2  5  6 19 11  6
RFTI              0  0  3  4  4  4  3  3  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO CL CL CL CL CL CL EL NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
High Wind               W  W  W  W  W


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       16    55      24    60      29    57      22    46
Temp          21   16 46 46 30   24 52 50 35   29 51 47 31   22 42 38
DewPt         15   13 14 12 11   12 14 14 19   21 19 14 14   13 11  8
Max/Min RH         93    18      59    17      72    20      68    23
RH            77   87 27 25 45   58 22 24 52   72 27 26 48   68 28 28
PWind Dir           E    SW      SW    SW       S    SW      NW     N
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW CL FW FW   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       5     5

$$

OKZ002-212200-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
400 AM CST Sun Jan 21 2018

Date             Sun 01/21/18            Mon 01/22/18            Tue 01/23/18
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 Temp                 51          24          52          20          50
Temp             36 36 46 48 39 31 30 28 25 28 44 52 41 28 22 20 20 25 44 49 39
DewPt            21 24 26 25 25 24 23 21 20 17 14 10  9 11 12 13 13 15 16 17 16
Min/Max RH                   35          79          18          74          27
RH               55 60 44 40 57 77 76 74 79 64 30 18 27 48 62 74 72 65 32 27 39
Wind Dir         SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W  W NW NW  N NE NE
Wind Spd          9 11 19 23 31 31 31 28 27 23 25 19 13  4  4  4  5  5 10  9  6
Clouds           SC SC SC B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW CL SC
Clouds(%)        27 47 32 66 82 65 60 50 36  6  0  0  1  2 10 11 13  3 17  3 28
PoP 12HR                     20          20           0           0           0
QPF 12HR                   0.01        0.01           0           0           0
Snow                    S  S  S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              3     2     2     2     4     4     4     4     3     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  2  2  4  4  2  1  1  2  5  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1  3  8 28109126 64 26 27 44180143 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 88 54  2
T Wind Dir       NW  N  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  W  W NW NW NW  N  N NE
T Wind Spd        5  5  4 20 35 41 36 29 31 33 41 29  8  5  5  4  5  4 18 10  4
RFTI              0  0  1  3  4  4  4  4  3  2  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL CL CL CL CL CL CL EL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Wind                          Y  Y  Y  Y


Date               Wed 01/24/18  Thu 01/25/18  Fri 01/26/18  Sat 01/27/18
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 Temp       19    56      28    62      34    61      24    47
Temp          22   19 46 46 32   28 53 53 39   34 54 50 33   25 42 39
DewPt         18   15 17 14 13   13 16 16 21   23 21 16 15   15 13 10
Max/Min RH         87    20      55    16      65    20      69    24
RH            81   86 30 26 44   53 22 22 50   64 28 25 47   66 30 29
PWind Dir          SE    SW      SW     S       S    SW      NW    NW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     15>   15>
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW CL   CL CL FW FW   FW SC SC SC   SC SC SC
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       5     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)...........20ft Wind Direction
Wind Spd(MPH).......................20ft Wind Speed
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
       Snow Shwrs......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
LAL(CAT)............................Lightning Activity Level
Haines(CAT).........................Haines Index
Mix Hgt(Thousands of FT AGL)........Mixing Height
     Example: 6 = 6000 Feet; 12 = 12000 Feet; <1 = Less than 1000 Feet
Vent Rate(Thousands of KT-FT AGL)...Ventilation Rate
     Example: 12 = 12,000 Feet; 120 = 120,000 Feet; <1 = Less than than 100 Foot
T Wind Dir(8 Point Compass).........Transport Wind Direction
T Wind Spd(MPH).....................Transport Wind Speed
RFTI................................Red Flag Threat Index
     Category...
       HS............Historically Critical
       EX............Extremely Critical
       CH............Critical - High
       CL............Critical - Low
       EL............Elevated
       NO............None
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
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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