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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

TXZ012-182200-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 85          50          77          53          78
Temp          53 50 61 78 84 76 63 59 54 50 58 73 77 70 61 57 56 53 57 72 78 73
DewPt         43 42 44 45 44 47 49 47 46 45 47 47 49 49 52 52 53 53 56 56 56 55
Min/Max RH                   25          83          36         100          47
RH            68 74 53 31 25 36 60 64 74 83 67 40 37 47 72 83 90100 96 57 47 53
Wind Dir      SW SW SW  S  S SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       9  6  6  6 10  8 11 10  9  9 11 13 18 17 13 13 14 14 19 19 21 18
Clouds        CL CL CL FW FW FW SC FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 SC SC FW SC
Clouds(%)      0  1  1  8 11 16 33 20 21 28 28 34 51 64 65 69 69 73 50 43 24 29
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0          20          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.02           0
Rain Shwrs                                           IS IS IS IS
Tstms                                                IS IS IS IS
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  4  2 <1  2  2  1  1  1  2 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1 19 49 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6 23 47 24  6 19 19 13 13 14 28  7
T Wind Dir     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd    10 10 10 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 16 16 16
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       54      74      41      68      45      76      46      70
Temp          61 54 72 64 48 41 64 62 49 45 70 68 52 46 65 62
DewPt         55 50 41 36 33 30 27 30 32 33 35 37 37 37 35 36
Max/Min RH         86      28      67      22      62      23      71      27
RH            81 86 33 35 56 65 24 30 52 62 27 32 56 71 33 38
PWind Dir           S       W       N      NW      SW       N      NW       N
Wind Char         15>     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL
PoP 12HR           10      20      10       0       0       0       0       5
Rain Shwrs          IS IS
Tstms               IS IS

$$

TXZ016-182200-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 85          49          76          52          79
Temp          51 49 60 77 84 76 61 55 52 49 58 71 76 66 56 55 52 52 55 71 79 75
DewPt         42 42 41 40 40 44 47 47 46 44 45 48 48 51 53 53 52 52 54 55 52 51
Min/Max RH                   21          86          37         100          39
RH            71 77 48 26 21 32 60 74 80 83 62 43 37 57 88 93100100 96 56 39 43
Wind Dir      SW SW  W SW SW  S SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S
Wind Spd       6  6  6  6  9  6  8  9  8  5  6 11 13 16 10 11 10 12 14 17 18 14
Clouds        CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC FW SC SC SC B1 B2 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      0  1  4 10 16 21 30 29 20 27 39 48 63 73 68 74 66 64 42 30 20 22
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0          20           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.05           0
Rain Shwrs                                           IS IS IS IS
Tstms                                                IS IS IS IS
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  2  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1 18 36 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5 18 18  9  9  9  9  9  9  9 23  5
T Wind Dir    SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd    10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       51      75      39      68      44      76      46      69
Temp          58 51 73 66 45 39 63 62 48 44 71 68 50 46 65 63
DewPt         50 44 40 35 32 31 28 31 32 32 34 36 37 38 35 36
Max/Min RH         80      26      75      23      62      22      73      28
RH            75 77 30 33 60 75 27 31 54 62 26 31 61 73 33 36
PWind Dir          SW       W       N      NW       W       N       W       N
Wind Char         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW
PoP 12HR           10      10       5       0       0       0       0       0

$$

TXZ008-182200-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 86          54          79          58          79
Temp          56 53 60 77 85 79 68 63 57 54 62 74 79 73 66 62 60 58 62 73 79 75
DewPt         44 43 46 45 43 47 48 47 47 47 47 47 44 48 51 52 54 54 55 55 55 55
Min/Max RH                   23          77          29          87          43
RH            62 69 60 32 23 32 50 57 68 77 58 38 29 40 58 69 80 87 78 53 43 49
Wind Dir      SW SW  W SW  S SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       8  4  5  4  5  5  9  8  6  4  5 12 16 13 13 13 13 13 19 18 21 17
Clouds        CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 SC SC FW SC
Clouds(%)      0  1  1  7  7 15 21 16 18 29 26 31 41 51 59 65 66 70 45 41 24 28
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     5     2     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  2  1  1  2  2  2  3  2 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1  4 14 54 <1  3 <1 <1 <1  6 34 56 29 15 16 24 25 26 44 36  9
T Wind Dir     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd     9  9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       59      75      43      70      47      78      49      71
Temp          67 59 72 67 49 43 64 65 52 47 73 72 55 49 67 65
DewPt         56 51 41 36 32 31 26 31 33 33 34 37 38 37 34 35
Max/Min RH         78      27      62      20      58      21      63      26
RH            67 75 33 32 51 62 23 28 48 58 24 28 52 63 29 33
PWind Dir           S      NW       N      NW      SW       N      NW       N
Wind Char         15>     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL
PoP 12HR           10      20      10       0       0       0       0       5
Rain Shwrs          IS IS
Tstms               IS IS

$$

TXZ008-182200-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 85          53          79          56          79
Temp          57 54 60 78 84 78 66 62 56 53 61 74 79 73 64 62 58 56 61 72 79 74
DewPt         43 43 45 45 43 47 49 48 47 46 47 47 46 48 52 52 54 53 55 55 55 54
Min/Max RH                   24          77          31          91          44
RH            59 68 59 31 24 33 54 61 71 77 61 39 31 42 66 71 85 91 81 55 44 50
Wind Dir      SW SW SW SW  S SE SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       9  8  6  3  5  5  9  6  6  4  6 11 16 13 13 13 13 13 19 19 21 18
Clouds        CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B2 SC SC FW SC
Clouds(%)      0  1  1  6  8 15 23 16 18 28 26 31 44 54 60 66 66 70 44 40 23 26
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     5     2     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4  2  1  1  2  2  2  2  2 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1  4 14 43  5  5 <1 <1 <1  6 32 53 21 14 19 23 24 32 39 26  9
T Wind Dir     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd     9  9  9 10 10 11 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 14 16 16 17 17 18 18 19 19
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       57      74      42      70      47      77      48      71
Temp          65 57 71 65 49 42 65 65 52 47 72 71 54 48 67 65
DewPt         55 50 41 36 33 30 27 30 33 33 35 37 38 37 35 35
Max/Min RH         80      28      64      21      58      23      65      27
RH            70 77 34 34 55 62 24 28 49 58 26 29 54 65 31 33
PWind Dir           S      NW       N      NW      SW       N      NW       N
Wind Char         15>     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL
PoP 12HR           10      20      10       0       0       0       0       5
Rain Shwrs          IS IS
Tstms               IS IS

$$

TXZ006-182200-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 85          46          78          52          81
Temp          47 43 56 79 84 75 60 53 49 46 58 73 78 71 61 58 56 52 57 72 81 74
DewPt         39 37 38 37 35 41 46 47 47 44 46 46 46 48 52 52 53 52 53 50 46 46
Min/Max RH                   17          97          32         100          29
RH            73 78 51 22 17 29 60 81 93 93 64 38 32 44 72 81 91100 87 46 29 37
Wind Dir      SW  W  N NE  E  E  E  E  N  N NE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  S
Wind Spd       4  4  4  8  9  8  5  6  6  4  5 11 17 16 13 12 11 13 16 21 24 19
Clouds        CL CL FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      0  4  6 11 11 16 27 20 14 20 31 34 45 53 53 61 58 56 30 26 13 14
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0          20           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0        0.02           0
Rain Shwrs                                           IS IS IS IS
Tstms                                                IS IS IS IS
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     2     2     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     5     5     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  5  1  1  1 <1 <1  1  2  5 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1 11 28  3 <1 <1 <1 <1  3 14 38  7  8 11  4  4  9 17 43  5
T Wind Dir     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW
T Wind Spd     5  5  5  5  6  6  6  6  6  8  8  8  8  8  9  9  9  9 10 10 10 10
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  3  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL NO


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       49      70      36      69      43      77      44      69
Temp          57 49 68 60 43 36 64 61 46 43 72 69 49 44 64 62
DewPt         49 42 33 31 30 27 24 30 32 31 32 35 37 36 34 36
Max/Min RH         82      24      71      20      62      20      73      28
RH            76 76 27 33 61 68 22 31 58 62 23 29 63 73 32 38
PWind Dir          SW       N       N       W       W       N       N       N
Wind Char         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC SC FW FW CL CL CL CL FW CL CL FW FW
PoP 12HR           10      10       5       0       0       0       0       5

$$

OKZ002-182200-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
321 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

Date             Wed 10/18/17            Thu 10/19/17            Fri 10/20/17
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 Temp                 86          47          79          52          81
Temp          50 44 57 78 85 75 60 56 51 47 57 73 79 72 62 57 54 52 58 72 81 77
DewPt         39 38 40 43 41 45 49 49 48 46 48 48 46 47 52 53 54 52 55 55 52 51
Min/Max RH                   21         100          31         100          36
RH            66 77 52 29 21 35 67 79 90 96 73 41 31 41 70 85100100 90 55 37 41
Wind Dir      SW  W NW NE  E  E  E SE NE NE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd       5  4  4  6  8  5  5  4  5  4  5 13 18 16 14 13 11 13 19 23 23 20
Clouds        CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      0  2  1  5 14 24 15 13 16 23 30 30 36 34 38 54 54 62 33 32 14 20
PoP 12HR                      0           0           0           5           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              5     5     5     5     3     3     3     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  1  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  7 <1  1  1 <1  1  2  3  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1  6 22 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 16 54  4  9  9  5  9 14 24 30  5
T Wind Dir     S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
T Wind Spd     6  6  6  6  8  8  8  8  8  9  9  9  9  9 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  3  1
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL


Date          Sat 10/21/17 Sun 10/22/17 Mon 10/23/17 Tue 10/24/17
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 Temp       52      70      38      70      45      76      45      70
Temp          62 52 68 60 43 39 65 64 49 45 71 68 51 45 64 63
DewPt         54 44 35 33 32 28 25 30 33 32 35 37 38 36 33 36
Max/Min RH         84      26      69      20      60      23      71      26
RH            76 75 29 36 64 63 22 28 55 60 27 32 62 69 31 36
PWind Dir           S      NW       N       W      SW       N       N       N
Wind Char         15>     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
Avg Clouds    FW FW FW SC FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW
PoP 12HR           10      10       5       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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