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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

TXZ024-242245-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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                      82          51          80          41          64
TEMP          61 57 65 76 81 79 68 61 57 53 62 73 79 77 61 52 46 43 50 59 63 62
DEWPT         38 34 29 26 23 27 29 36 39 41 40 33 28 30 35 35 36 32 28 24 23 21
MIN/MAX RH                   12          64          15          69          20
RH            35 41 26 16 12 15 23 39 52 64 43 23 15 18 38 52 68 65 43 26 21 20
WIND DIR      SW  W NW  N  N  E SE  S  S  W  N  N NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW
WIND SPD      11 11 17 19 12  4  5  9  8  5  4  9 10 16 19 19 16 12  9  6  4  4
CLOUDS        FW FW CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     11  7  5  4 10 16 22 28 33 34 38 15 24 49 61 59 67 45 25 22 11 12
POP 12HR                      0           0           5           5           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     5     4     5     5
MIX HGT              8800  9900  5900   200  7700 14700  6000  3800  5700  6900
T WIND DIR             NW     W    SE    SW     W     W    NE     N     N    NW
T WIND SPD             19    10     5     5     5    11    33    28    19    10
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            41      68      42      78      49      81      50      76
TEMP          49 43 62 66 52 45 70 75 59 51 74 78 60 52 70 74
DEWPT         25 29 32 32 36 33 37 35 40 37 41 38 43 43 47 44
MAX/MIN RH
RH            40 59 32 28 54 62 30 23 49 59 30 24 53 71 44 34
PWIND DIR          NW      SE      SW       S       S      SW      SE      SE
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 SC SC SC
POP 12HR            5       5       5       0       0       0       5       5

$$

TXZ026-242245-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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                      85          52          83          42          65
TEMP          62 57 67 78 84 82 70 63 58 54 64 75 81 79 63 53 47 44 51 60 64 63
DEWPT         44 42 35 31 29 33 38 41 43 43 46 42 32 35 37 37 36 32 30 25 22 22
MIN/MAX RH                   14          67          17          65          20
RH            48 57 31 18 14 17 31 44 56 67 52 31 17 21 38 54 64 62 44 26 20 21
WIND DIR      SW SW NW  N  N NE  E SE SE SW NW  N NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NW  W
WIND SPD      10  9 12 19 13  5  6  9  6  4  4  8 12 17 20 20 17 13 10  8  6  5
CLOUDS        FW FW FW CL CL FW FW SC SC SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     21  7  6  4  5  6 17 29 33 37 43 18 20 47 69 61 61 46 26 24 11 13
POP 12HR                      0           0           5          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     5     4     5     5
MIX HGT             10400 11300  5400   200  2200 11400  5700  3500  5600  6600
T WIND DIR              W     W    NE     S    NW    NW     N     N     N     N
T WIND SPD             12     8     5     4     3    11    34    32    21     9
RFTI           0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            40      67      42      78      50      82      51      77
TEMP          49 42 61 65 52 45 70 75 60 52 75 79 61 53 71 75
DEWPT         27 28 34 34 38 35 37 38 43 39 42 41 46 44 48 45
MAX/MIN RH
RH            42 57 36 31 59 68 30 26 52 61 31 26 58 71 44 34
PWIND DIR           W       E       S       S       S      SW      SE      SE
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 SC SC SC
POP 12HR            5       5       5       0       5       0       5       5

$$

TXZ043-242245-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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          53          87          42          63
TEMP          62 59 69 80 86 84 71 64 59 55 66 79 85 83 65 54 47 44 50 58 62 61
DEWPT         51 52 50 37 27 33 34 43 45 47 49 47 32 32 37 41 37 34 34 27 23 23
MIN/MAX RH                   12          73          14          68          22
RH            65 78 51 21 12 16 26 46 60 73 54 32 15 16 35 61 68 68 54 30 22 23
WIND DIR      SW SW  W NW  N  E  E SE SE  W NW NW NW  W NW  N  N  N  N  N NE  E
WIND SPD      12 13 13 12  9  4  6 10  6  4  8 10 12  9 13 21 19 13 12 10  8  4
CLOUDS        FW FW FW CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     15 10  6  5  6  6 10 13 21 23 28 24 24 32 42 55 67 54 44 41 22 18
POP 12HR                      0           0           5          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     6     3     5     5
MIX HGT              5300 11700  6500   200  7200 15800  6900  3900  5100  5900
T WIND DIR              W     W     E     N    SW    SW     N     N     N     N
T WIND SPD             16    10     4     3    17    26    20    40    25    12
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            39      69      42      79      51      81      52      78
TEMP          48 41 62 67 52 45 71 76 60 53 74 78 61 54 72 76
DEWPT         29 30 35 33 37 35 36 37 40 40 43 43 49 48 53 48
MAX/MIN RH
RH            47 65 36 28 56 68 28 24 47 60 33 29 65 82 51 37
PWIND DIR           W       E       S      SW      SW      SW       S       S
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 SC SC
POP 12HR            0       0       0       0       0       0       5       5

$$

TXZ035-242245-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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                      83          48          83          38          63
TEMP          56 52 62 75 82 80 67 60 54 51 62 74 81 79 61 51 44 40 48 57 62 61
DEWPT         37 32 29 24 21 21 25 31 34 37 35 29 26 26 32 34 33 30 31 24 22 21
MIN/MAX RH                   10          59          13          67          20
RH            44 47 28 15 10 11 20 33 46 59 36 19 13 14 34 53 65 67 51 28 21 21
WIND DIR      SW  W NW  N NW  S SE SE SE  W  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE  N  N
WIND SPD      10  9 13 14  9  4  5 10  9  5  8 11 13 13 17 21 18 13 11  9  6  5
CLOUDS        FW FW CL CL FW FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     18  6  3  4 11 19 21 23 31 33 39 17 21 41 59 53 60 51 26 29 11 12
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           5           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     6     3     4     5
MIX HGT              8700 10200  5800   100 10500 14700  9400  3200  5600  7000
T WIND DIR             NW     W    SE    SE    SW     W     N     N     N     N
T WIND SPD             12    10     4     5    12    19    31    32    20     9
RFTI           0  0  0  1  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO EL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            36      69      41      79      47      81      48      77
TEMP          46 38 62 66 51 44 71 76 58 50 73 78 58 50 71 75
DEWPT         25 28 30 28 31 31 32 30 35 34 35 33 44 43 47 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            43 67 30 24 46 61 24 18 42 55 25 19 59 77 42 28
PWIND DIR           W      SW      SW       S       S      SW       S       S
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 SC SC
POP 12HR            0       5       5       0       0       0       5       5

$$

TXZ031-242245-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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          53          86          43          66
TEMP          63 59 69 80 86 84 71 64 59 55 66 78 84 82 65 55 49 45 52 61 65 64
DEWPT         45 45 38 29 25 31 37 42 44 44 46 39 32 33 38 38 37 33 31 25 22 23
MIN/MAX RH                   11          66          15          66          19
RH            47 62 33 15 11 15 29 45 57 66 48 25 15 17 37 53 64 64 45 25 19 21
WIND DIR      SW SW NW  N  N NE  E SE SE  W NW  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N NE
WIND SPD      13 11 12 18 13  6  6  9  8  4  4  9 11 13 18 20 18 13 11  9  6  4
CLOUDS        FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     23  8  6  4  5  6 14 22 30 34 40 18 20 45 66 65 53 48 26 27 11 13
POP 12HR                      0           0           5          10          10
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     5     4     5     5
MIX HGT             10300 11500  6100   200  3300 16100  4300  3700  5500  6500
T WIND DIR              W     W     E     S     W     W     N     N     N     N
T WIND SPD             13     9     5     4     5    16    34    32    23     9
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            41      68      42      79      51      83      51      79
TEMP          50 43 62 66 52 45 71 76 61 53 76 80 61 53 73 77
DEWPT         27 29 35 34 39 35 38 38 42 39 43 42 47 45 50 47
MAX/MIN RH
RH            42 59 36 30 61 68 30 25 49 59 31 26 60 74 44 35
PWIND DIR           W       E       S       S       S      SW      SE      SE
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 SC SC SC
POP 12HR            5       5       5       5       5       0       5       5

$$

TXZ029-242245-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
426 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

DATE             TUE 03/24/15            WED 03/25/15            THU 03/26/15
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                      80          45          77          35          60
TEMP          54 49 60 72 79 77 64 57 51 47 57 69 75 73 57 47 41 37 45 54 59 58
DEWPT         36 31 28 24 19 22 24 29 36 36 37 31 26 27 34 35 35 30 31 25 22 21
MIN/MAX RH                   10          64          16          78          23
RH            45 50 30 16 10 13 22 34 56 64 46 24 16 18 42 62 77 76 57 32 24 24
WIND DIR      SW  W NW  N  N SW SE SE  S  W  N  N NE  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N  N
WIND SPD       8  8 14 17  8  4  4 10  9  4  6 10 11 14 18 19 16 12 10  8  6  5
CLOUDS        FW CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC SC SC FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 SC FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     11  5  3  3 11 21 25 30 35 30 30 13 24 49 60 55 57 47 25 18 10 12
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           5           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  6     6     6     6     6     6     5     4     4     5
MIX HGT              8400  9500  5400   100 11400 14600  9900  3300  5500  7100
T WIND DIR             NW     W    SE     S    SW    SW    NE     N     N    NW
T WIND SPD             13    10     6     5    10    11    29    28    19    10
RFTI           0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 03/27/15 SAT 03/28/15 SUN 03/29/15 MON 03/30/15
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            35      67      39      77      46      79      46      75
TEMP          44 37 60 64 49 42 69 74 56 48 72 76 56 48 69 73
DEWPT         26 29 31 29 32 31 34 31 37 34 37 35 43 41 46 41
MAX/MIN RH
RH            49 72 33 27 52 64 27 20 48 58 28 22 62 77 44 31
PWIND DIR          NW       S      SW       S       S      SW       S       S
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 SC SC SC
POP 12HR            0       5       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)...........20 FT. WIND DIRECTION
WIND DIR DEG(DEGREES)...............20 FT. WIND DIRECTION IN TENS OF DEGREES
                                    RELATIVE TO DUE NORTH.
     EXAMPLE: 09 = 90 DEGREES = EAST; 18 = 180 DEGREES = SOUTH;
              27 = 270 DEGREES = WEST; 36 = 360 DEGREES = NORTH
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...
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       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
MIX HGT(FT AGL).....................MIXING HEIGHT
T WIND DIR(8 POINT COMPASS).........TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
T WIND SPD(MPH).....................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
DISPERSION..........................LDSI
MAX LVORI...........................LVORI
STA PRES (INCHES MERCURY)...........STATION PRESSURE
ADI (INDEX).........................ATMOSPHERIC DISPERSION INDEX
CEILING (FT)........................CEILING
STABILITY (CAT).....................PASQUILL TURNER STABILITY
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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