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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

TXZ012-202200-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 72          36          61          34          64
Temp          37 33 41 63 72 55 43 39 37 36 44 59 60 50 41 39 36 34 42 57 64 56
DewPt         16 17 17 15 14 17 17 15 13 13 18 23 31 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 34 34
Min/Max RH                   11          42          25          89          31
RH            42 51 37 15 11 22 35 37 37 38 35 25 33 48 67 73 82 89 65 38 32 43
Wind Dir      SW SW SW  W SW  S SW  W NW  N  N  N  N NE  E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd      13 10 11  8  6  6  8 10 13 14 18 21 17 12  9  4  5  8 10 13 11  9
Clouds        CL CL CL CL FW SC SC FW FW SC SC FW FW FW CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      3  1  0  2 25 34 31 15 18 30 31 23  8  7  1 11  9 16 11 13 15 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              5     5     5     4     4     2     2     2     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1  6 10 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 12 75 80 <1 <1  1  1 <1  6 36 32 <1
T Wind Dir    SW SW SW  W SW  S  S  W  W NW  N  N  N  N NE NW SW SW SW SW  W SW
T Wind Spd    12 12 11  6  5  6  6  8  9 11 26 28 23  6  4  2  2  5 13 13 10  4
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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       41    71      44    76      44    63      37    67
Temp          45   41 66 58 48   44 69 64 52   44 59 51 42   37 61 57
DewPt         33   32 38 38 37   35 36 34 31   34 34 32 32   33 36 36
Max/Min RH         70    30      70    22      68    32      85    32
RH            62   70 36 47 65   70 30 32 44   68 39 48 67   85 39 45
PWind Dir           W     N       S    SW      NW    NE      SE    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ016-202200-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 73          38          61          34          64
Temp          35 32 42 65 73 56 42 41 40 38 45 58 60 52 41 39 37 34 42 58 64 55
DewPt         17 15 12 12 13 18  9  8 11 13 19 21 30 31 30 31 30 30 31 32 33 32
Min/Max RH                   10          42          23          85          30
RH            46 50 30 12 10 22 25 25 30 35 36 23 32 45 65 73 75 85 65 37 31 42
Wind Dir      SW SW  W  W  W SW  W NW NW  N  N NE NE NE  E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd      11  8 11 10  8  6 11 13 16 17 20 21 17 11  8  4  5  8 10 13 11  8
Clouds        CL CL CL FW FW SC SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      2  0  2  8 24 32 39 17 16 21 19 14 13  9  5 10  8 13 11 16  7 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              5     5     5     4     4     2     2     2     4     4
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  1  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1  8 25 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 10 70 88 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6 35 27 <1
T Wind Dir    SW SW  W  W  W SW  W  W NW NW  N  N  N NE NE  N SW SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd    12  9 10  9 11  6 12 13 12 11 21 32 25  6  2  1  3  5 12 16 10  4
RFTI           0  0  0  1  3  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO EL CL NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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       39    71      43    77      42    65      37    68
Temp          42   40 66 59 47   43 69 65 51   43 60 55 41   37 61 57
DewPt         32   30 37 37 36   34 34 28 26   33 32 33 33   34 36 34
Max/Min RH         73    29      70    18      67    29      89    29
RH            66   69 34 45 66   70 28 25 38   67 35 44 73   89 39 43
PWind Dir           W     N       S    SW      NW    NE       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   CL FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ008-202200-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 73          39          62          35          65
Temp          39 36 45 64 73 60 48 41 40 41 48 59 61 51 43 39 37 35 42 57 65 58
DewPt         16 17 18 17 16 16 17 18 15 15 20 31 32 32 32 32 32 31 31 33 34 34
Min/Max RH                   11          39          29          85          31
RH            39 46 33 16 11 18 29 39 36 35 33 34 34 48 66 75 80 85 64 40 31 41
Wind Dir      SW SW SW  W SW  S SW  W NW  N  N  N  N NE  E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       9  8 10  6  5  5  6  8 10 11 14 19 14 10  6  4  4  6  9 12 11  8
Clouds        CL CL CL CL FW SC FW FW FW SC SC SC CL CL CL FW CL FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      2  0  0  2 25 32 23 19 14 32 26 28  4  4  2 14  5 19 12 16 15 24
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     2     2     3     3     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1  5  4 10 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 10 84 83 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4 48 36 <1
T Wind Dir    SW SW SW  W  S  S  S SW  W  N  N NE NE  N NE  W  W SW SW SW SW SW
T Wind Spd    11 10 11  4  5  5  4  4  5 13 21 27 19  6  4  2  4  4  8 18 13  5
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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       43    72      47    76      46    64      40    67
Temp          46   43 66 62 50   47 69 66 54   46 59 54 44   40 59 57
DewPt         33   35 39 39 39   37 37 35 34   35 34 32 31   33 36 36
Max/Min RH         73    30      69    23      65    31      76    32
RH            60   73 37 43 65   69 31 32 47   65 38 43 61   76 42 45
PWind Dir           W    NW      SW    SW      NW    NE      SE    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ008-202200-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 73          39          61          36          65
Temp          40 38 43 64 73 61 49 43 40 41 46 59 60 51 43 39 37 36 41 57 65 59
DewPt         17 19 18 17 15 16 17 17 14 14 19 30 31 32 32 32 31 31 32 33 34 34
Min/Max RH                   11          39          28          84          31
RH            39 46 35 16 11 17 27 35 35 33 33 33 34 48 66 78 81 84 69 41 31 39
Wind Dir      SW SW SW SW SW  S SW  W NW  N  N  N  N NE  E SE  S SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd      12 10 11  6  5  5  6  8 10 12 16 19 14 11  6  4  5  6  9 12 11  8
Clouds        CL CL CL CL SC SC FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW CL FW CL FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      2  0  0  2 26 35 24 18 14 30 26 28  6  7  2 13  5 19 12 16 15 23
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     5     4     4     2     2     3     3     2
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  1  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  3 <1
Vent Rate      5 <1  5  4 10 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 10 84 81  3 <1 <1  1 <1  4 48 33  2
T Wind Dir    SW SW SW  W  S  S  S SW  W  N  N  N NE  N  N  W  W SW SW SW  W SW
T Wind Spd    11 10 10  4  5  5  4  4  6 13 21 27 20  6  4  3  4  4  8 18 12  4
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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       42    72      46    76      45    63      39    67
Temp          46   42 66 63 51   46 68 67 54   45 58 54 44   39 59 59
DewPt         33   34 39 38 39   36 37 35 33   35 34 32 32   33 36 36
Max/Min RH         73    29      70    23      67    32      80    32
RH            61   73 37 41 64   67 32 31 45   67 40 43 62   79 42 43
PWind Dir           W    NW      SW    SW      NW    NE       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ006-202200-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 73          35          60          33          65
Temp          30 28 41 66 73 54 41 35 35 37 44 57 59 48 39 36 35 33 42 58 65 55
DewPt         15 14 15 14 15 15 10 10 13 16 20 28 31 31 31 31 31 31 32 33 33 33
Min/Max RH                   10          46          31          92          30
RH            54 57 34 13 11 21 28 35 39 42 38 33 34 51 74 84 86 92 67 39 30 44
Wind Dir      SW  W  W SW SW  S  W NW NW  N  N  N NE NE SE SW SW SW SW SW SW SW
Wind Spd       6  5  5  4  5  6  9 11 14 14 18 20 14 10  8  5  6  6  9 11  9  6
Clouds        CL CL CL CL SC SC SC FW FW SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)      2  1  0  5 30 39 36 19 18 31 25 21 13  9 11  9  6 12 20 19  8 24
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     2     2     2     4     4     3
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1  6 26 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  6 91 77 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  5 26 12 <1
T Wind Dir    SW  W  W  S SW  S SW NW NW  N  N  N  N NE NE  W SW SW SW  W  W SW
T Wind Spd     8  5  3  3 10  6  4  8 10 18 12 29 19  5  2  3  5  6 10 14  4  4
RFTI           0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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    71      40    76      40    62      35    67
Temp          42   40 66 58 44   40 68 63 48   40 57 51 38   35 59 54
DewPt         31   34 38 38 37   34 35 32 30   33 33 34 33   33 34 31
Max/Min RH         79    30      79    21      76    33      92    27
RH            65   79 37 47 75   79 28 31 49   76 40 52 82   92 39 41
PWind Dir           W    NW      SW    SW      NW    NE       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

OKZ002-202200-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
219 AM CST Mon Nov 20 2017

Date             Mon 11/20/17            Tue 11/21/17            Wed 11/22/17
UTC 3hrly     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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                 72          35          59          34          67
Temp          35 31 42 64 72 53 40 36 36 35 42 56 58 47 41 37 35 34 42 59 67 55
DewPt         17 16 17 15 15 19 17 17 17 16 20 32 31 32 32 31 31 31 32 34 34 36
Min/Max RH                   11          47          34          89          29
RH            46 54 36 15 11 26 39 45 45 44 40 40 36 55 70 78 85 89 68 39 29 48
Wind Dir      SW SW  W  W SW  S SW  W NW  N  N  N  N NE SE SW SW SW SW SW  W SW
Wind Spd       9  5  8  4  4  5  8  9 13 14 16 17 13  9  6  4  5  5 10 10  9  5
Clouds        CL CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC FW FW CL FW FW FW FW SC FW FW
Clouds(%)      2  0  0  2 19 19 13 29 26 27 48 34 15 11  5 14 12 20 18 30 21 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              5     4     5     5     4     2     2     4     4     2
Mix Hgt       <1 <1 <1  2  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  3 <1
Vent Rate     <1 <1 <1 11 42 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 10 76 65 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 24 15  1
T Wind Dir    SW SW  W  W  W  S SW  W NW  N  N  N  N  N NE SW SW SW SW SW  W SW
T Wind Spd     9  6  4  8 13  6  5  6 10 11 23 21 14  5  4  2  5  5  8 12  5  2
RFTI           0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


Date               Thu 11/23/17  Fri 11/24/17  Sat 11/25/17  Sun 11/26/17
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    71      42    76      40    61      36    66
Temp          45   40 64 57 47   42 67 62 48   40 55 50 40   36 57 53
DewPt         33   36 40 38 39   36 37 36 36   33 34 32 31   33 36 33
Max/Min RH         85    31      81    24      75    35      90    30
RH            63   85 41 49 75   79 33 38 63   75 45 51 70   90 45 46
PWind Dir           W    NW      SW    SW      NE    NE       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

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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