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FOUS54 KCRP 180847
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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CORPUS CHRISTI TX
347 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

TXZ245-182215-
ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE RAWS-ARANSAS COUNTY TX
28.30N  96.82W ELEV. 20 FT
347 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

DATE             THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT 09/20/14
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          78          87          78          88
TEMP          79 78 82 85 86 83 81 80 79 78 82 86 86 83 80 80 79 78 82 86 86 83
DEWPT         76 75 75 75 75 76 76 76 75 75 75 75 75 74 75 75 75 74 74 74 74 75
MIN/MAX RH                   71          90          70          90          66
RH            90 90 79 72 72 80 86 87 89 89 80 70 71 75 84 88 89 90 78 67 68 76
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E NE  E  E  E
WIND SPD       8  6  8  8  9  9  8  8  5  4  5  8  9  9  8  6  4  3  5  5  9  9
HEAT INDEX          88 94 95 91 88 86       89 95 94 89 86          88 94 95 91
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     70 78 69 66 65 66 67 68 73 71 71 66 67 47 47 47 48 50 51 45 41 35
POP 12HR                     40          30          40          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.25        0.25        0.44        0.06        0.07
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS       IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS       IS IS IS IS IS
LAL                     3     3     2     2     3     3     1     2     2     2
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           4000  4000  1900  1900  4000  4400  2900  2800  3500  4100
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE    SE     E     E     E     E    NE     E
T WIND SPD             13    16    13    10    11    17    14     9     4     5


DATE          SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
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      77      88      76      86      76      86
TEMP          80 79 86 83 80 78 86 83 79 77 84 81 78 76 84 80
DEWPT         76 75 74 74 74 74 74 73 73 71 71 71 71 71 70 70
MAX/MIN RH         90      67      89      65      83      64      84      63
RH            86 89 68 75 84 89 66 72 81 82 64 71 81 84 64 72
PWIND DIR           E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR           20      20      10      20      20      20      20      10
RAIN SHWRS       IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS            IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ231-182215-
GEORGE WEST RAWS-LIVE OAK COUNTY TX
28.37N  98.12W ELEV. 215 FT
347 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

DATE             THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT 09/20/14
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                      93          75          92          75          93
TEMP          76 76 81 89 91 86 80 78 76 76 81 88 90 86 80 78 77 76 81 89 91 86
DEWPT         75 74 75 73 72 73 74 75 75 74 75 74 72 72 73 74 74 74 74 71 70 71
MIN/MAX RH                   54          96          55          94          50
RH            96 96 82 59 54 64 83 91 95 96 81 62 55 62 81 89 92 94 78 55 50 60
WIND DIR       S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E
WIND SPD       5  5  6  6  9 10  8  6  5  5  8  8 10  9  8  5  4  4  6  5  6  8
HEAT INDEX          87 97 98 93 85          86 97 97 92             86 95 97 91
CLOUDS        B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     80 87 80 61 67 69 71 69 79 73 73 67 66 56 52 48 53 54 52 37 41 43
POP 12HR                     30          30          40          20          30
QPF 12HR                   0.19        0.12        0.24        0.02        0.08
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS       IS IS SC SC
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS IS       IS IS SC SC
LAL                     3     3     2     2     3     3     2     1     2     3
HAINES                  4     3     3     4     4     3     4     4     4     3
MIXING HGT           5700  6200  3800  1800  5900  6000  5000  2000  4000  4900
T WIND DIR             SE    SE    SE    SE     E    SE    SE    SE     E     E
T WIND SPD             12    16    14     9    12    17    19    12     6     8


DATE          SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
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            74      92      73      90      72      89      72      88
TEMP          77 75 88 85 76 74 87 84 75 73 85 83 74 73 85 82
DEWPT         73 74 72 72 73 72 70 69 71 69 67 66 69 68 67 66
MAX/MIN RH         97      55      95      54      88      51      86      51
RH            89 97 59 64 91 95 59 61 87 87 55 58 83 85 56 58
PWIND DIR           E       E       E      NE      NE       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR           10      20      10      20      20      20      10      10
RAIN SHWRS          IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS               IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ247-182215-
MATAGORDA ISLAND RAWS-CALHOUN COUNTY TX
28.12N  96.80W ELEV. 36 FT
347 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

DATE             THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT 09/20/14
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          89
TEMP          80 80 83 85 86 83 82 82 81 80 83 87 86 84 82 81 81 80 83 87 87 84
DEWPT         76 76 75 76 76 76 77 76 76 75 75 75 75 75 76 75 75 75 75 74 75 76
MIN/MAX RH                   72          86          68          86          66
RH            86 88 78 73 73 79 83 84 86 86 77 69 69 74 81 82 84 86 74 66 67 75
WIND DIR       S  S  S SE SE SE SE SE SE SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E NE  E  E  E
WIND SPD       9  8  8  8  9 10  9  9  8  5  5  9 10 10 10  8  5  4  5  6  9  9
HEAT INDEX    87    90 94 96 92 90 89 86    91 96 95 92 89 88 87    91 95 96 93
CLOUDS        B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     69 74 69 65 67 66 66 68 70 70 70 66 66 46 45 47 48 50 51 45 37 28
POP 12HR                     40          30          40          20          20
QPF 12HR                   0.22        0.23        0.38        0.08        0.08
RAIN SHWRS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS       IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS         SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS       IS IS IS IS IS
LAL                     3     3     2     2     3     3     1     2     2     2
HAINES                  4     4     4     4     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           3300  3300  1800  2000  3600  3400  2900  2700  3000  3700
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE    SE     E     E     E     E    NE     E
T WIND SPD             13    17    16    12    11    18    14     8     4     5


DATE          SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
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      88      78      88      78      85      77      86
TEMP          82 80 87 84 81 79 86 83 80 78 84 81 79 77 84 81
DEWPT         76 75 75 75 75 74 74 73 73 72 72 72 72 72 71 72
MAX/MIN RH         85      67      86      66      80      66      83      65
RH            81 85 68 75 81 86 68 72 79 80 66 72 79 83 66 74
PWIND DIR           E       E       E       E       E       E       E       E
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR           20      20      10      20      20      20      20      10
RAIN SHWRS       IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS            IS IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS

$$

TXZ234-182215-
VICTORIA RAWS-VICTORIA COUNTY TX
28.85N  96.92W ELEV. 23 FT
347 AM CDT THU SEP 18 2014

DATE             THU 09/18/14            FRI 09/19/14            SAT 09/20/14
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          75          91          74          93
TEMP          76 76 81 87 87 83 78 77 76 76 80 88 89 84 78 76 75 75 81 90 90 85
DEWPT         75 75 75 73 73 74 75 74 74 73 75 73 73 73 74 74 73 73 73 73 72 74
MIN/MAX RH                   62          94          60          95          55
RH            97 95 81 64 63 75 90 93 94 93 83 62 61 70 88 92 94 95 77 58 56 69
WIND DIR       S  S  S  S SE SE  E SE  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E  E NE NE  E  E  E
WIND SPD       4  3  6  5  6  6  5  4  3  4  6  6  8  8  4  4  3  3  5  5  8  8
HEAT INDEX          87 94 94 89             86 96 96 90             86 98 98 92
CLOUDS        B2 OV B2 B2 B2 B1 B2 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC B1 B1 SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)     84 88 76 76 71 68 70 68 81 87 87 66 65 51 49 47 48 52 51 45 46 45
POP 12HR                     60          30          50          10          30
QPF 12HR                   0.32        0.29        0.47           0        0.08
RAIN SHWRS    SC NM NM NM NM SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS          IS IS SC SC
TSTMS         SC NM NM NM NM SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC IS          IS IS SC SC
LAL                     4     4     3     3     3     3     1     1     2     3
HAINES                  3     3     4     4     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIXING HGT           5000  5200  3100  2100  4300  5200  3800  2700  4200  5100
T WIND DIR              S    SE    SE     E     E     E     E     E    NE     E
T WIND SPD             10    12     9     6    11    13    14    11     8     9


DATE          SUN 09/21/14 MON 09/22/14 TUE 09/23/14 WED 09/24/14
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            75      92      74      91      72      87      71      88
TEMP          77 76 90 85 76 75 88 83 74 73 86 80 73 72 85 80
DEWPT         74 74 73 73 73 72 71 70 71 69 69 68 69 67 67 66
MAX/MIN RH         94      57      91      55      88      56      88      52
RH            92 93 58 68 88 90 56 66 88 87 58 65 87 87 54 62
PWIND DIR           E       E       E      NE      NE      NE       E      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2
POP 12HR           10      20      10      20      20      20      20      10
RAIN SHWRS          IS IS       IS IS IS IS IS IS IS IS
TSTMS               IS IS       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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