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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

TXZ012-181000-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 43          54          28          60          33
Temp             71 61 59 56 48 43 53 54 45 38 33 29 29 37 54 59 48 41 37 34 33
DewPt            32 34 34 35 31 25 20 16 18 18 16 15 16 19 20 21 20 20 20 20 21
Max/Min RH                   51          23          60          22          61
RH               24 36 39 45 51 48 28 23 34 46 50 55 59 47 26 22 32 43 49 54 61
Wind Dir         SW SW  W  W  N  N  N  N  N NE  S SW SW  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW
Wind Spd         16 13 20 21 26 28 21 14  5  3  4  5  6 10 18 19 12 13 13 13 13
Clouds           SC SC SC CL FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW CL
Clouds(%)        33 36 31  5 18  9  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  6  6 17 15 16  6  4
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     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  5  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 <1 10 85123130 83  2 <1 <1 <1 <1  7 63 72 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
T Wind Dir       SW  W  W  W  N  N  N  N  N  W SW  S  S  S SW SW  S  S  S SW SW
T Wind Spd       10  9 14 21 39 40 29 17  4  1  4  5  6 16 20 20 10 12 14 14 13
RFTI              0  0  1  2  3  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO EL EL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Red Flag


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     68      40    60      32    60      38    67      41    69
Temp          60 57 43   40 56 48 35   32 54 51 40   38 61 54 43   41 64 58
DewPt         22 21 18   21 24 26 26   24 25 26 26   28 32 34 33   32 33 33
Min/Max RH       16      46    26      75    26      66    28      70    26
RH            22 25 36   46 29 42 69   73 33 39 57   66 33 46 66   70 32 39
PWind Dir        SW       W     N      NE     S      SW    NW       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ016-181000-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 43          52          27          59          32
Temp             69 57 55 53 47 43 49 52 44 35 31 29 27 37 53 59 49 39 36 33 33
DewPt            31 32 33 35 31 24 19 16 16 18 16 17 16 20 20 22 20 20 19 20 22
Max/Min RH                   54          24          64          23          65
RH               24 36 43 51 54 45 30 24 33 50 53 61 62 50 28 24 31 46 50 58 65
Wind Dir         SW  W  W  W  N  N  N  N NE SE  S SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW
Wind Spd         16 14 17 17 24 28 21 12  4  3  4  5  8 12 18 18 12 13 13 13 13
Clouds           SC SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW SC FW FW CL CL
Clouds(%)        29 38 27 17 16 14  3  0  0  0  0  1  1  1  5 15 26  9 11  2  5
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     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1 <1  2  4  5  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 <1 10 39116120 65  2 <1 <1 <1 <1  9 60 54 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
T Wind Dir       SW  W  W  W  N  N  N  N NE  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW
T Wind Spd       10 11 16 21 28 37 27 14  3  2  5  6  8 19 23 20  9 12 14 13 13
RFTI              0  0  0  0  3  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO NO CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Red Flag


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     69      38    60      31    61      37    67      40    69
Temp          62 57 42   38 57 50 34   31 54 52 39   37 61 55 42   40 63 57
DewPt         20 17 14   17 23 24 26   25 26 26 27   27 31 32 32   31 31 31
Min/Max RH       15      43    24      81    26      67    26      71    24
RH            20 20 31   42 26 37 72   80 33 36 61   67 32 42 68   70 30 37
PWind Dir         W       W     N       E    SW      SW     N       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ008-181000-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 46          56          31          62          38
Temp             76 68 63 59 50 46 53 56 48 39 35 33 31 40 56 62 53 45 42 41 38
DewPt            34 35 36 36 30 26 21 16 16 17 17 17 17 19 20 21 20 21 21 20 21
Max/Min RH                   48          21          56          21          51
RH               22 30 37 43 47 46 28 21 28 41 46 51 56 42 25 21 27 39 42 44 51
Wind Dir         SW SW  W  W  N  N  N  N  N  W SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW
Wind Spd         14 13 19 21 26 26 20 14  5  3  4  4  4  8 16 17 11 13 13 13 11
Clouds           SC SC FW CL FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        44 35 25  5 23  4  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  2  1 16 10 11  5  6
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              5     5     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1  7  8 88119131 90  2 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 75 86 <1 <1  6  6 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW  W  W  N  N  N  N  N  W SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW
T Wind Spd       14 14 17 17 40 39 26 17  3  2  4  4  5  9 21 21 10 12 13 13 12
RFTI              0  0  0  2  3  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     69      41    60      34    61      40    68      43    69
Temp          60 59 46   41 56 51 36   34 53 53 42   40 62 58 46   43 62 60
DewPt         22 22 22   22 26 26 26   25 25 26 27   28 32 35 35   33 34 33
Min/Max RH       16      46    26      71    26      61    28      68    28
RH            23 24 38   46 30 37 65   71 33 36 55   61 33 43 64   68 35 38
PWind Dir        SW       W     N      NE    SW      SW    NW       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ008-181000-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 45          55          30          61          37
Temp             74 65 61 56 48 45 52 54 47 39 35 33 30 38 54 61 53 44 42 39 37
DewPt            35 35 36 36 30 26 21 17 17 18 18 17 17 19 20 21 20 21 21 20 22
Max/Min RH                   51          22          58          21          54
RH               24 33 41 47 50 47 29 22 30 41 48 52 58 45 26 21 28 39 42 45 54
Wind Dir         SW SW  W  W  N  N  N  N  N SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW
Wind Spd         14 13 19 21 26 26 19 13  4  3  4  4  5  9 16 18 11 13 13 13 11
Clouds           SC SC SC CL FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        42 34 26  5 23  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  3  1 16 11 12  5  6
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              4     4     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate         6 <1  7  8 88132138 90  2  1 <1 <1 <1  4 67 86  5  6  7  6  6
T Wind Dir       SW  W  W  W  N  N  N  N  N  W SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW
T Wind Spd       14 13 16 17 40 37 28 17  3  2  4  5  5  9 21 21 10 12 14 13 12
RFTI              0  0  0  2  3  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     69      41    60      33    61      39    67      43    68
Temp          60 59 45   41 56 52 37   33 53 53 42   39 60 58 47   43 61 59
DewPt         22 22 20   22 25 27 26   25 25 27 27   28 32 35 34   33 34 33
Min/Max RH       16      46    27      72    27      63    28      68    28
RH            23 23 38   46 30 38 67   72 34 36 55   63 34 42 64   68 35 38
PWind Dir        SW       W     N       E    SW      SW    NW       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ006-181000-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 41          54          25          60          28
Temp             69 59 55 51 44 43 51 54 43 32 28 28 25 36 52 60 48 38 34 32 28
DewPt            36 37 37 35 29 23 18 16 16 17 15 15 15 18 21 21 21 21 20 20 18
Max/Min RH                   57          22          66          22          67
RH               30 43 51 54 55 45 27 22 33 53 56 58 66 49 29 22 33 50 56 60 66
Wind Dir          W  W  W NW  N  N  N  N NE  S SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW  W
Wind Spd         17 13 18 25 26 27 18 11  4  4  4  5  5 11 18 19 12 11 12 11  8
Clouds           SC SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW FW FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        37 36 27  8 21  1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1  2  8  1 18 12  8  3  6
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              2     2     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1 <1  4  4  6  6  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate         7 12  8  8137105121 66  6 <1 <1 <1 <1  9 47 57 <1  5 <1 <1 <1
T Wind Dir        W  W  W  W  N  N  N  N NW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW
T Wind Spd       16 26 17 17 44 33 25 13  2  4  5  5  6 19 24 21 10 12 13 12  8
RFTI              0  0  0  3  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     68      38    58      31    62      37    68      40    67
Temp          61 56 39   38 53 47 33   31 55 51 38   37 62 55 41   40 60 55
DewPt         17 18 16   18 25 26 26   25 27 28 27   28 32 35 33   31 33 33
Min/Max RH       14      44    28      78    27      70    28      72    27
RH            18 22 37   44 33 43 76   78 34 41 65   69 33 46 72   71 35 42
PWind Dir        SW       W     N       N    SW       W    NW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       0     0       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

OKZ002-181000-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
317 PM CST Fri Nov 17 2017

Date           11/17/17      Sat 11/18/17            Sun 11/19/17            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max Temp                 39          53          27          61          31
Temp             72 61 56 50 43 42 49 53 43 35 31 29 27 37 53 61 48 40 37 35 31
DewPt            36 38 39 36 31 27 22 17 16 18 16 15 16 19 21 23 22 22 21 21 21
Max/Min RH                   62          24          62          22          66
RH               28 42 52 58 62 55 34 24 34 50 52 56 62 48 28 23 35 48 51 55 66
Wind Dir         SW  W SW NW  N  N  N  N  N  W SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S  S SW SW
Wind Spd         16 16 17 28 31 25 19 16  5  4  4  4  6 11 16 17 11 12 12 11  8
Clouds           SC SC SC FW SC CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW CL FW
Clouds(%)        40 43 34 25 35  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  3  1  3  6  7  4  7
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     2     4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1 <1  2  4  4  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1  7 56130112127 84  2 <1 <1 <1 <1  5 69 74 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1
T Wind Dir       SW  W  W  N  N  N  N  N NW  W SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S  S SW SW
T Wind Spd       12 17 14 32 42 36 26 16  3  3  5  5  6 10 26 24  9 12 11 10  6
RFTI              0  0  0  4  4  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO CL CL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date           11/20/17  Tue 11/21/17  Wed 11/22/17  Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min Temp     68      38    58      31    61      38    67      40    67
Temp          59 56 41   38 53 46 34   31 53 49 40   38 59 54 43   40 59 54
DewPt         21 21 21   22 26 27 27   25 28 28 29   29 34 36 35   32 35 34
Min/Max RH       16      53    29      78    28      71    31      75    30
RH            23 26 44   52 35 47 74   77 37 43 64   71 39 51 72   74 40 45
PWind Dir        SW       W     N       E     S      SW    NW       W    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW SC   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR          0       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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