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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
1050 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

TXZ245-042230-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
1050 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DATE             WED 03/04/15            THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15
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                      72          38          42          34          47
TEMP                   71 72 67 58 52 42 38 39 42 42 39 36 35 34 34 38 44 47 45
DEWPT                  67 67 66 58 52 38 37 33 33 32 31 30 28 28 28 25 24 26 30
MIN/MAX RH                   86         100          68          80          43
RH                     90 86 99100100 88 97 79 72 68 74 78 77 79 79 60 44 45 55
WIND DIR               SE SE SE  E  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE
WIND SPD               11 10  8  5 18 24 23 23 21 19 18 17 16 14 13 12 10  9  8
CLOUDS                 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)              97 93 92 89100100100100 98 92 95 77 60 67 75 76 77 79 81
POP 12HR                     20          60          40          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.02        0.19        0.06           0           0
DRIZZLE
RAIN                                L  L  C  C  S  S
RAIN SHWRS             IS IS SC SC
TSTMS                  IS IS SC SC
LAL                           2     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                        3     2     2     2     2     2     3     3     3
MIXING HGT                 2300  1700  1700  2200  3000  2900  2700  2200  2300
T WIND DIR                    S     E     N     N    NE     N     N     N    NE
T WIND SPD                   21    13    28    39    34    27    24    19    13


DATE               SAT 03/07/15  SUN 03/08/15  MON 03/09/15  TUE 03/10/15
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            40    50      43    56      48    62      49    64
TEMP          41   40 48 48 45   43 54 53 49   48 59 58 51   49 61 61
DEWPT         33   35 37 37 40   41 46 47 49   47 50 50 50   49 53 53
MAX/MIN RH         82    59      92    73      98    67     100    70
RH            74   82 63 64 83   92 76 80 98   96 72 74 94  100 75 76
PWIND DIR          NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2   B2 B2 OV OV   OV B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR           10    20      40    50      30    20      20    30
RAIN                   S  S  C    C  C  C  C    C  S  S  S    S  C  C

$$

TXZ231-042230-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
1050 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DATE             WED 03/04/15            THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15
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                      78          35          42          32          48
TEMP                   72 77 71 59 44 38 35 37 40 42 38 35 34 33 32 38 46 48 45
DEWPT                  67 66 67 58 40 33 32 27 25 26 25 25 25 25 25 23 22 23 24
MIN/MAX RH                   69          98          53          74          36
RH                     83 70 85 98 86 81 90 65 54 53 60 67 70 73 74 56 39 36 43
WIND DIR                S SE  E NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE
WIND SPD                8  5  8 10 20 20 20 19 18 14 13 11  9  9  9  8  6  5  4
CLOUDS                 OV B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1
CLOUDS(%)              88 84 89 91100100100 97 91 71 84 70 56 60 64 70 76 72 68
POP 12HR                     30          60          30          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.02        0.21        0.04           0           0
DRIZZLE
RAIN                                L  L  C  C  S  S
RAIN SHWRS             SC SC NM NM
TSTMS                  SC SC SC SC
LAL                           3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                        2     2     2     2     2     2     3     3     3
MIXING HGT                 3200  2200  2100  2700  3200  3100  2600  2500  2800
T WIND DIR                   SE     E    NE     N    NE     N     N    NE    NE
T WIND SPD                   12    20    36    36    31    21    21    16     9


DATE               SAT 03/07/15  SUN 03/08/15  MON 03/09/15  TUE 03/10/15
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            37    52      42    55      45    64      46    67
TEMP          39   37 50 50 44   42 53 53 47   45 61 59 49   46 63 62
DEWPT         29   31 32 34 36   39 43 44 45   45 49 48 46   46 50 50
MAX/MIN RH         78    48      90    65      99    57     100    55
RH            67   78 50 56 75   90 68 74 94   99 64 67 90  100 61 64
PWIND DIR          NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B2 B2   B2 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR           10    20      40    40      30    20      20    20
RAIN                   S  S  C    C  C  C  C    C  S  S  S    S  S  S

$$

TXZ247-042230-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
1050 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DATE             WED 03/04/15            THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15
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                      70          40          44          35          47
TEMP                   68 70 64 56 56 44 40 41 43 44 41 38 37 36 35 39 45 47 46
DEWPT                  67 67 64 56 56 41 38 37 37 36 35 33 31 30 29 27 27 29 32
MIN/MAX RH                   92         100          74          82          47
RH                     94 92100100100 90 95 86 79 74 79 82 79 79 79 62 48 49 58
WIND DIR               SE SE SE SE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE
WIND SPD               11 10  9  5 17 25 25 24 24 21 19 18 18 17 16 13 10  9  9
CLOUDS                 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)              96 93 90 89100100100100 99 93 95 82 69 75 81 81 81 80 80
POP 12HR                     20          60          40          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.02        0.17        0.08           0           0
DRIZZLE
RAIN                                L  L  C  C  S  S
RAIN SHWRS             IS IS SC SC
TSTMS                  IS IS SC SC
LAL                           2     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                        3     3     2     2     2     2     2     3     3
MIXING HGT                 1800  1400  1800  2200  3100  3000  2800  2100  2400
T WIND DIR                    S     E     N     N    NE     N     N     N    NE
T WIND SPD                   23    11    25    39    35    27    25    19    14


DATE               SAT 03/07/15  SUN 03/08/15  MON 03/09/15  TUE 03/10/15
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            42    51      45    57      50    62      51    63
TEMP          43   42 50 50 47   45 55 55 52   50 60 59 53   51 61 61
DEWPT         35   37 39 39 42   42 47 48 50   48 51 50 51   51 53 53
MAX/MIN RH         81    63      89    72      95    65      99    70
RH            72   81 67 67 83   89 75 78 94   93 71 71 93   99 75 75
PWIND DIR          NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2   B2 B2 OV OV   OV B2 B2 B2   B2 B2 B1 B2   B2 B1 B1
POP 12HR           10    20      40    50      40    30      30    30
RAIN                   S  S  C    C  C  C  C    C  C  C  C    C  C  C

$$

TXZ234-042230-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
1050 AM CST WED MAR 4 2015

DATE             WED 03/04/15            THU 03/05/15            FRI 03/06/15
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                      79          35          41          32          49
TEMP                   76 79 73 58 42 38 35 37 40 41 37 34 34 33 32 38 46 49 45
DEWPT                  68 67 68 58 41 34 33 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 24 23 25 28
MIN/MAX RH                   68         100          57          77          39
RH                     76 68 84100 93 85 92 67 59 57 64 72 74 76 77 57 41 40 50
WIND DIR                S  S  S NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE NE
WIND SPD               11  9  5 10 23 23 19 21 18 17 14 13 12 11 10  9  9  6  5
CLOUDS                 OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
CLOUDS(%)              98 95 96 92100100100 99 95 72 80 66 51 55 59 64 69 70 71
POP 12HR                     30          60          30          10          10
QPF 12HR                   0.04        0.20        0.05           0           0
DRIZZLE
RAIN                                L  L  C  C  S  S
RAIN SHWRS             SC SC NM NM
TSTMS                  SC SC SC SC
LAL                           3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                        3     3     2     2     2     3     4     4     4
MIXING HGT                 2600  1600  2000  2200  3000  3000  2500  2600  2800
T WIND DIR                    S     E     N     N    NE     N     N     N    NE
T WIND SPD                   17    17    35    41    35    27    24    19    12


DATE               SAT 03/07/15  SUN 03/08/15  MON 03/09/15  TUE 03/10/15
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            36    50      41    55      44    63      46    65
TEMP          39   36 48 48 43   41 53 52 46   44 60 58 49   46 62 61
DEWPT         31   31 32 33 37   39 44 46 45   44 49 49 46   46 51 52
MAX/MIN RH         81    50      92    69      99    62     100    63
RH            73   81 53 57 79   92 72 78 97   99 68 73 91  100 68 72
PWIND DIR          NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE      NE    NE
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    B1   B2 B2 OV OV   OV B2 B2 B2   B2 B1 B1 B1   B1 B1 B1
POP 12HR           10    20      50    50      30    20      20    30
RAIN                   S  S  C    C  C  C  C    C  S  S  S    S  C  C

$$

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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