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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

TXZ012-182200-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 59          25          70          35          74
Temp             16 22 48 58 48 35 31 26 26 34 59 70 60 47 41 39 35 42 65 74 64
DewPt             8 10 11  9  9 10 12 13 13 15 15 12 14 17 19 21 19 22 23 22 20
Min/Max RH                   13          60          10          54          14
RH               70 59 22 14 20 35 45 57 57 45 17 10 16 30 41 48 52 44 20 14 18
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW  W  W SW SW  S
Wind Spd          9  8 10 10  8  8 10 10 10 12 17 17 13 13 12 11 10 10 13 16 13
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW FW FW CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)         0  3  0  0  0  0  3  1  1  1  2  2 10  5  9  8 11  2 22 10 18
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     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 15 18 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 12 32 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 99 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW  W  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW  W  W  W  W SW  S
T Wind Spd        9  8 11  8  6  9 10  8  9 10 13 18  9 10  9  6  8  8  9 20 10
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO
Fire Weather                                    A  A  A                 A  A  A


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       38    52      24    53      24    51      24    53
Temp          49   40 49 42 31   24 45 46 30   24 45 44 31   24 46 47
DewPt         22   22 17 16 16   14 12  8  8    9 14 15 16   16 19 16
Max/Min RH         48    25      65    17      55    22      71    25
RH            34   48 28 34 53   65 26 21 39   52 28 30 53   71 34 28
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW     W       W    NE      NE    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   B1 SC SC SC   SC FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       5     0       0     0       5     0

$$

TXZ016-182200-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 57          25          71          36          72
Temp             13 23 47 56 47 32 28 26 25 34 61 71 62 48 41 38 36 43 66 72 62
DewPt             5  7  9  9  9 10 11 12 14 16 16 14 15 18 18 20 17 20 21 21 20
Min/Max RH                   14          67          11          49          14
RH               72 51 21 15 22 40 49 56 62 47 17 11 16 31 39 48 45 40 18 15 20
Wind Dir          W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
Wind Spd          6  6  9  9  8  6  9 10  9 11 17 18 13 12 11 13 11  9 14 18 13
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)         0  1  0  0  1  1  6  2  1  3  3  1  5  3  8  5  8  4 19  7 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              4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5     5     3
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  2  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  6 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 11 12 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 15 32 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 32121 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW  W  W  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W SW SW
T Wind Spd        6  8  8  6  8  9 11 10 10 12 17 18  9 10 10 10  9  9 18 25 11
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO
Fire Weather                                    A  A  A                 A  A  A


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       34    48      20    52      24    53      22    54
Temp          44   35 45 40 26   20 43 46 30   24 46 46 28   22 47 48
DewPt         22   21 13 14 13   13 10  7  7    8 12 13 14   15 17 15
Max/Min RH         57    24      74    17      49    20      73    22
RH            41   56 27 34 59   74 25 20 38   49 25 26 55   73 30 27
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW     W       W     N      NE    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC   B1 FW SC B1   SC FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     0       5     0       0     0       5     0

$$

TXZ008-182200-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 59          28          71          36          74
Temp             20 27 47 59 50 38 33 30 28 34 57 71 62 49 44 39 36 42 64 74 66
DewPt             9 10 11  9  8 11 13 13 14 15 16 14 16 19 20 22 21 22 25 23 23
Min/Max RH                   13          57          11          55          15
RH               62 48 23 13 18 32 43 48 54 45 19 11 16 30 39 49 54 45 22 15 19
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW  W SW  W SW  S
Wind Spd          6  6  8  8  6  8  8  6  6  8 12 13 10 11  9  6  5  9  9 14 11
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)         0  1  0  0  1  2  7  1  1  0  2  4  5  2 12 10 12  3 19  8 17
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     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1  9 18 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 12 28 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 18 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW  W  W  W  W SW  S
T Wind Spd       10 10 10 10  6  6  9  9 10 10 13 16  6  5  5  5  4  4  4 13  6
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       40    51      27    53      26    51      26    53
Temp          50   42 49 44 33   27 46 46 33   26 44 45 32   26 46 48
DewPt         23   23 19 17 18   15 12  9  9   10 15 15 17   17 19 18
Max/Min RH         48    27      59    18      51    23      68    26
RH            35   48 30 33 54   59 25 22 37   50 30 29 52   68 34 30
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW     W       W    NE      NE    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   B1 SC SC B1   SC FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       5     0       0     5       5     0

$$

TXZ008-182200-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 59          27          71          36          74
Temp             19 25 46 58 51 39 34 29 27 33 55 71 63 52 45 40 36 42 63 74 67
DewPt             8 10 11  9  8 11 12 11 13 15 15 14 15 18 20 21 20 22 24 23 22
Min/Max RH                   13          56          11          54          15
RH               61 52 24 14 17 31 40 46 55 47 21 11 15 27 36 46 53 45 23 15 18
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW SW  W  W  W SW  S
Wind Spd          8  6  8  8  6  8  8  8  8  9 13 13 10 11  9  8  8  9 11 14 12
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL CL FW CL FW FW FW CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)         1  1  0  0  1  2  7  1  1  1  2  4  6  3 12 11 13  3 21  8 18
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     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1  9 18 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 12 28 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5 24 <1
T Wind Dir       SW SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW  W  W  W  W SW  S
T Wind Spd       10  9 10 10  6  6  9  9  9 10 13 16  6  6  5  5  5  4  5 14  6
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       40    50      27    52      26    51      26    53
Temp          53   42 48 45 34   27 44 47 33   26 43 46 34   26 44 49
DewPt         23   23 19 17 17   15 12  9  9   10 15 15 17   17 20 18
Max/Min RH         48    28      61    19      54    23      70    25
RH            32   46 32 33 51   61 27 21 36   51 32 28 50   70 37 29
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW     W       W    NE      NE    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   B1 SC SC B1   SC FW FW FW   SC SC SC SC   SC FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       5     0       0     5       5     0

$$

TXZ006-182200-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 61          22          71          31          72
Temp             15 24 52 61 46 32 28 24 23 32 61 71 58 45 40 34 31 39 64 72 61
DewPt             7 11 11  8  9 10 11  9 11 14 16 14 17 20 21 22 20 22 24 23 22
Min/Max RH                   12          68          11          65          16
RH               70 56 19 12 21 39 47 53 59 48 17 11 20 36 47 61 63 49 22 16 23
Wind Dir          W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W SW SW SW
Wind Spd          6  5  9 10  8  8  8  8  8  8 11 13 10  8  9  9  6  9 13 19 14
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW CL FW FW FW
Clouds(%)         1  2  1  0  2  1  4  3  3  6  8  2  4  2 17  8 15  4 24 11 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              4     4     4     5     5     5     5     5     4     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  2  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 12 14 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 21 <1
T Wind Dir        W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W NW NW NW NW  S SW  S
T Wind Spd        5  4  9 10  8  8  8  8  8  8 11 13  6  4  6  8  6  4  4 16 10
RFTI              0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO
Fire Weather                                                            A  A  A


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       33    48      20    53      21    49      22    51
Temp          44   34 46 38 26   20 46 43 28   21 43 42 29   22 44 44
DewPt         23   21 17 17 16   12  9  8  9    9 15 15 16   15 18 16
Max/Min RH         59    29      76    17      59    25      75    26
RH            43   58 30 43 67   73 22 23 45   59 32 34 59   75 35 32
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW     W      NW    NE      NW    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   SC SC B1 B1   SC FW FW FW   SC B1 B1 SC   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5    20       5     0       0     5       5     0
Rain Shwrs            IS IS
Snow Shwrs            IS IS

$$

OKZ002-182200-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
320 AM CST Thu Jan 18 2018

Date             Thu 01/18/18            Fri 01/19/18            Sat 01/20/18
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                 61          24          71          29          72
Temp             16 24 51 61 48 34 28 26 25 32 59 71 57 42 36 30 29 36 61 72 61
DewPt             8 11 13 10  9 11 11 11 12 16 19 18 19 21 22 22 20 22 27 26 25
Min/Max RH                   13          65          13          71          18
RH               70 56 21 13 20 38 48 52 57 51 21 13 22 43 57 71 68 55 27 18 25
Wind Dir         SW SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  S  S SW  W  W NW  W SW SW  S
Wind Spd          5  5  6  8  6  6  6  5  5  8 11 11  9  5  5  5  4  4  9 11 12
Clouds           CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL FW CL CL FW FW FW CL FW FW SC
Clouds(%)         1  1  1  0  1  1  2  6  2  0  3 11  5  2 20 15 19  5 19  7 26
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     5     5     5     5     5     5     4
Mix Hgt          <1 <1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1
Vent Rate        <1 <1 11 18 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5 15 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2 14 <1
T Wind Dir        W  W SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  S SW  W NW NW NW NW  S SE
T Wind Spd        5  4  8  8  6  8  8  8  8  8 11 10  6  5  6  6  6  5  2 10  8
RFTI              0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Sun 01/21/18  Mon 01/22/18  Tue 01/23/18  Wed 01/24/18
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       35    47      23    51      23    51      23    52
Temp          44   37 45 38 27   23 43 42 27   23 45 43 28   23 45 45
DewPt         23   23 22 21 18   15 11  9 10   12 17 16 17   16 19 18
Max/Min RH         61    37      73    19      62    26      77    27
RH            42   56 40 50 69   70 27 25 48   62 32 33 63   74 35 34
PWind Dir          SW     W      NW    NW      NW     N       W    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC   SC SC B1 B1   SC FW FW FW   SC B1 B1 SC   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5    20       5     0       0     5       5     0
Rain Shwrs            IS IS
Snow Shwrs            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)...........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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