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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

TXZ012-212200-
Amarillo-Potter TX
35.23N 101.70W Elev. 3585 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 29          18          47          29          62
Temp             18 18 23 23 28 22 22 18 20 24 36 46 44 32 31 30 29 36 56 62 57
DewPt             2  0  2  9 14 15 15 17 19 22 25 27 28 28 29 27 25 26 27 26 26
Min/Max RH                   39         100          45          92          25
RH               49 44 39 54 55 74 74 96 96 92 64 47 53 85 92 88 85 67 32 25 30
Wind Dir         NE  N NE NE  E  E  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW  S  S  S  S
Wind Spd         12 12 11 10 10  5  5  4  5  6 10 13 12 13 11 10  8  8 10 16 13
Clouds           B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 OV OV B2 B1 FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW
Clouds(%)        83 88 93 93 92 89 86 88 89 76 57 23 22 43 45 46 47 28 38 22 23
PoP 12HR                     20           5          20           5           5
QPF 12HR                   0.03           0        0.01           0           0
Frzg Rain                                 S  S
Sleet                S  S
Snow                    S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     5     5     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  2  2  2  1  1  1 <1  1  2  3  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  6  2
Vent Rate        26 23 24 18 12  6  2  2  2  7 17 35 26 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 42 99 24
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE  N NE NE NE  E  S  S  S SW  S  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S
T Wind Spd       19 17 13 13  9  6  2  2  4  8 12 16 19 12 12 11  9  5 13 20 18
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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       32    54      26    57      27    60      32    63
Temp          40   32 51 49 33   26 52 53 36   27 52 56 39   32 59 61
DewPt         29   21 19  8 10    9  9  7 11   13 12 11 15   20 22 18
Max/Min RH         66    18      48    13      55    14      61    17
RH            64   63 28 18 38   48 17 15 35   55 20 16 37   61 24 19
PWind Dir           S     W      SW     W      NW    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   CL FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ016-212200-
Bootleg RAWS-Deaf Smith TX
34.82N 102.78W Elev. 4103 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 31          19          51          27          64
Temp             20 20 24 25 30 22 20 19 21 25 39 49 49 35 31 28 27 35 57 64 60
DewPt             5  2  6 10 16 17 18 19 20 23 26 28 26 26 27 25 23 24 25 22 19
Min/Max RH                   45         100          37          88          19
RH               51 45 46 52 57 81 92100 96 92 59 44 40 69 87 87 83 64 29 20 21
Wind Dir         NE NE NE NE  E  E  E  S  S  S  S SW SW  S SW SW SW SW  S SW  S
Wind Spd         11 12  9  9 10  5  5  5  8  6 12 14 13  9  8  6  8  5 11 18 14
Clouds           B2 OV OV B2 B2 B1 SC B1 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW SC SC SC FW SC FW FW
Clouds(%)        87 89 90 86 82 66 50 65 79 62 39 16 16 15 29 37 38 24 30 13 15
PoP 12HR                     20          10          10           5           5
QPF 12HR                   0.02           0           0           0           0
Sleet                S
Snow                    S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     2     3     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  2  2  1  1  1 <1  1  1  2  3  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4  7  4
Vent Rate        23 20 22 14  6  3  4  3  5  8 30 51 45 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 67143 80
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE  N NE  E SE SE  S  S SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW  S SW  S
T Wind Spd       17 14 12 10  6  3  4  5  6  9 17 19 20  8  9  8  6  4 21 25 23
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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       29    53      26    57      24    60      30    62
Temp          38   29 49 51 32   26 51 53 33   24 53 57 37   30 57 60
DewPt         21   17 12  5  6    7  9  8  8    9 11 10 13   18 20 13
Max/Min RH         60    15      44    14      52    14      60    15
RH            49   60 23 15 34   44 18 16 34   52 18 15 36   60 24 15
PWind Dir          SW     W       W     W      NW    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   CL FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

TXZ008-212200-
Borger-Hutchinson TX
35.71N 101.40W Elev. 2762 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 28          20          47          32          62
Temp             19 19 23 26 27 22 21 21 20 25 34 45 45 36 34 34 32 38 54 62 57
DewPt             2  1  1  8 13 14 15 16 17 20 23 26 28 28 28 26 25 26 27 27 27
Min/Max RH                   38          86          46          76          26
RH               47 44 38 47 56 70 76 82 86 80 61 47 52 72 75 72 74 60 35 26 31
Wind Dir         NE  N NE NE  E  E  E  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S
Wind Spd         11 11 11 10 10  4  4  3  4  4  6 11 10 11  9  6  6  5  8 13 12
Clouds           B2 OV OV OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 B1 SC FW SC SC SC SC FW SC FW FW
Clouds(%)        84 89 94 91 88 89 88 86 84 78 60 31 20 37 40 48 48 21 32 20 22
PoP 12HR                     20          10          20           5           5
QPF 12HR                   0.03           0        0.01           0           0
Frzg Rain                                 S  S
Snow                 S  S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     4     4     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  3  2  2  2  2  2  1  2  2  3  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  6  2
Vent Rate        30 30 33 24 14 11  5  5  4  9 17 35 23 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  9115 33
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE  N  N NE NE SE  S  S  S SW  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S SE
T Wind Spd       17 17 14 13 10  8  3  3  4  6 12 16 17 12  9  8  6  6  5 20 18
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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       36    55      28    58      29    60      35    65
Temp          41   36 52 53 35   28 51 55 37   29 51 57 41   35 59 63
DewPt         30   23 19 11 15   11 10  8 13   14 14 13 15   19 24 20
Max/Min RH         65    18      50    14      54    15      52    18
RH            65   60 27 18 44   48 19 15 36   54 23 17 34   52 26 19
PWind Dir           S    NW       S    SW      NW    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC   SC FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ008-212200-
Cedar RAWS-Hutchinson TX
35.68N 101.57W Elev. 3103 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 28          19          47          31          61
Temp             18 18 21 23 27 23 21 19 20 24 33 45 45 36 34 32 31 36 52 61 57
DewPt             2  1  1  7 13 13 14 15 17 20 23 27 29 28 27 26 24 25 27 26 26
Min/Max RH                   41          89          46          79          26
RH               47 46 41 50 55 65 76 85 89 85 67 49 53 73 77 77 75 64 38 26 30
Wind Dir         NE  N NE NE  E  E  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S
Wind Spd         11 11 11 11 11  5  4  3  4  4  8 12 11 12  9  9  8  5  9 13 12
Clouds           B2 OV OV OV OV OV B2 OV OV B2 B1 SC FW SC SC SC SC FW SC FW FW
Clouds(%)        85 89 93 91 88 88 87 88 89 78 57 28 21 36 38 46 47 22 31 19 21
PoP 12HR                     20           5          20           5           5
QPF 12HR                   0.03           0        0.01           0           0
Frzg Rain                                 S  S
Snow                 S  S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     5     5     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  3  2  2  2  2  2  1  1  2  3  2 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  2  7  2
Vent Rate        30 30 30 22 14 11  4  5  4  6 20 42 32  6 <1 <1 <1 <1 16124 34
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE  N  N NE NE SE  S  S  S SW  S  S  S SW SW SW SW  S SE
T Wind Spd       17 17 13 12 10  8  2  3  4  6 12 16 18 12 10  8  6  6  9 21 19
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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    54      27    57      28    60      35    64
Temp          41   36 50 52 34   27 50 55 37   28 49 58 41   35 58 63
DewPt         30   22 19 10 14   11  9  8 13   13 14 13 15   19 23 19
Max/Min RH         63    18      49    14      53    15      53    18
RH            63   58 29 18 43   49 19 15 36   53 25 16 33   53 26 18
PWind Dir           S     W       S    SW      NW    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    FW   SC FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       0     0       0     0       0     5

$$

TXZ006-212200-
Dalhart-Hartley TX
36.03N 102.55W Elev. 3913 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 27          17          48          25          61
Temp             16 16 22 25 26 20 18 17 17 24 38 47 46 35 30 27 25 34 54 61 57
DewPt            -1 -1 10 12 14 14 13 14 15 19 24 25 25 24 24 21 19 20 21 20 19
Min/Max RH                   46          98          40          79          19
RH               47 46 60 59 60 77 80 88 92 83 57 43 43 65 79 77 76 56 27 20 22
Wind Dir         NE NE NE  E  E SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S
Wind Spd         10 10  8 10  8  5  5  5  6  8 13 18 13 10  8  9  9  8 13 19 14
Clouds           B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
Clouds(%)        74 80 86 84 82 81 79 82 85 75 44 19 22 11 24 14 21 13 25  8  8
PoP 12HR                     20           5          10           0           5
QPF 12HR                   0.06           0           0           0           0
Snow                 S  S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     2     3     4     4     4     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  2  2  1  1  1 <1 <1  1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  3  5 <1
Vent Rate        20 20 14  9  5  5  4  6  5 11 34 50  4 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 51 83  5
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE NE  E  E SE  S  S  S SW SW SW  S SW SW SW SW SW  S  S
T Wind Spd       14 14 10  5  5  5  4  8 10 12 19 23  9 10  9  9  9  6 19 20 10
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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       27    51      21    54      22    58      27    62
Temp          36   27 49 49 29   21 49 51 30   22 49 54 34   27 56 60
DewPt         20   17 16  8  8    7  6  6  9   11 11 11 11   16 18 13
Max/Min RH         67    18      54    14      62    15      62    15
RH            52   67 27 18 40   54 17 16 41   62 21 18 38   62 22 15
PWind Dir          SW     W       W     W      NW    SW      SW    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     5       0     0       0     0       0     0

$$

OKZ002-212200-
Guymon-Texas OK
36.69N 101.51W Elev. 3100 ft
313 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

Date             Wed 02/21/18            Thu 02/22/18            Fri 02/23/18
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                 26          17          46          26          60
Temp             15 16 23 25 23 18 19 17 17 21 34 45 44 34 32 29 26 32 50 60 54
DewPt             0  1 10  9 13 12 11 13 14 17 21 26 25 26 26 23 20 22 23 23 23
Min/Max RH                   44          91          43          80          24
RH               50 50 57 51 65 76 70 83 88 83 58 46 47 72 79 77 77 65 35 24 30
Wind Dir          N NE NE  E  E  E SE SE SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW  S  S  S
Wind Spd          5  9  9 10  9  4  4  4  5  8 11 13 12 11  9  6  8  6  9 13 12
Clouds           B1 B2 B2 OV OV OV OV B2 B2 B2 SC SC FW FW SC SC SC FW SC FW SC
Clouds(%)        65 76 87 91 95 93 90 87 83 84 42 27 17 19 34 43 43 22 27 15 28
PoP 12HR                     20           5          20           0           5
QPF 12HR                   0.04           0        0.01           0           0
Frzg Rain                                 S  S
Snow                 S  S  S
LAL 6HR                 1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines 6HR              2     2     2     3     4     4     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt           2  2  2  2  2  2  2  2  1  1  2  3 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  1  5 <1
Vent Rate        18 24 16 12 11  8  5  9 10  8 30 43  5 <1 <1 <1 <1 <1  4103  7
T Wind Dir       NE NE NE  N NE  E  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW  S SE
T Wind Spd       13 13  9  9  8  5  3  6  8  9 17 19 10 11  9  4  5  5  4 21 14
RFTI              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


Date               Sat 02/24/18  Sun 02/25/18  Mon 02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18
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       30    52      23    54      24    58      31    63
Temp          39   31 50 49 30   23 47 50 32   24 49 55 39   31 56 60
DewPt         28   21 17 12 11   11 12 10 13   13 14 13 14   18 21 19
Max/Min RH         69    21      58    18      63    17      57    18
RH            66   66 27 22 45   58 24 19 44   63 24 18 36   57 25 20
PWind Dir           S    NW      SE    SW      NW    SW       S    SW
Wind Char         <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    SC   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12HR            5     5       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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