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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

TXZ024-252245-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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                      88          58          83          52          79
TEMP             58 68 81 87 85 74 67 63 60 68 77 82 80 68 62 57 54 63 73 78 76
DEWPT            33 41 37 28 28 35 31 32 32 29 25 22 20 20 23 25 27 30 32 30 28
MIN/MAX RH                   11          35          10          35          16
RH               40 38 21 12 13 24 26 31 35 23 14 11 11 16 22 29 35 29 22 17 17
WIND DIR          W NW  W SW  S  S SW SW  W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W NW  W  W
WIND SPD         10  9  6 13 11 10 10 10 11 12 14 21 25 19 11 12 13 13 11  9  8
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0  4  9 20 11  9  6 13 21 16 12  8  5  5  5  9 13
POP 12HR                      0           0           5           5           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     5     6     4     6     4     5     5     4     3
MIX HGT              8600 12100  6200   100  7400 14000  8900   100  7400 11000
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW    SW     W    SW    SW     W    NW     W
T WIND SPD              8    20    11    10    18    28    20    12    17    13
RFTI              0  0  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  4  6  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL CH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            50      80      58      79      53      74      49      71
TEMP          60 52 74 78 65 60 74 77 61 55 69 72 57 51 66 69
DEWPT         36 35 40 44 55 56 47 43 40 42 41 38 43 44 43 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            42 53 29 30 70 89 38 30 47 62 36 29 59 76 43 35
PWIND DIR          SE      SE      SE       S       W      NW       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR            0      20      50      40      20      20      10      20

$$

TXZ026-252245-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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                      90          59          87          53          82
TEMP             65 73 84 89 87 75 69 64 61 70 80 86 84 71 64 59 55 64 75 81 79
DEWPT            44 39 41 34 34 41 43 45 41 37 33 29 26 24 23 24 26 30 33 32 31
MIN/MAX RH                   14          50          12          32          17
RH               46 29 22 14 15 29 39 50 48 30 18 13 12 17 21 26 32 28 21 17 17
WIND DIR         SW  W  W SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD          5  8  6 13 11 11 11  9  9 11 13 20 23 17 10  9 11 12 13 11  9
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0  1  4 24 19 16 13 18 23 17 12  7  2  3  4  8 11
POP 12HR                      0           0          10           5           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     5     6     6     5     4     5     5     4     5
MIX HGT              7400 10300  5500     0  6500 12900  8400     0  6400  9900
T WIND DIR             SW    SW     S    SW     W    SW    SW    SW     W     W
T WIND SPD              8    21    11     5    10    26    18     6    14    13
RFTI              0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            52      81      60      80      55      75      52      72
TEMP          62 54 75 79 67 62 75 78 63 57 70 73 59 54 67 70
DEWPT         37 38 44 51 58 59 55 47 44 45 44 40 45 45 44 42
MAX/MIN RH
RH            39 54 33 38 73 90 50 33 50 64 39 30 60 71 43 36
PWIND DIR          NE      SE      SE       S       W       W       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR            0      20      50      50      30      20      10      10

$$

TXZ043-252245-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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                      92          62          87          54          84
TEMP             66 75 86 91 89 78 71 67 64 72 81 86 84 71 65 60 56 66 77 83 81
DEWPT            59 56 38 34 37 45 48 57 53 45 37 31 27 27 28 28 29 32 34 32 31
MIN/MAX RH                   13          74          12          36          16
RH               78 53 18 13 16 31 43 71 66 38 21 14 12 19 25 30 36 29 22 16 17
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD         11 13 12 16 11  9  9  9  8 12 16 20 21 16 10  8  9 11 13 12  9
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW SC FW FW FW FW SC FW FW FW CL CL FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0  2  7 27 25 21 18 23 28 21 15 10  5  5  6  7  9
POP 12HR                      0           0           5          10           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     4     5     5     5     5     6     6     4     4
MIX HGT              6900 10200  5200   100  6400 12200  7800   100  7900  9400
T WIND DIR              W    SW     S    SW     W    SW     W    SW     W    SW
T WIND SPD             18    27    11    10    12    28    19     9    14    16
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            54      85      62      83      55      77      52      74
TEMP          64 56 78 83 69 64 78 81 64 57 72 75 60 54 69 72
DEWPT         37 38 49 55 61 61 52 47 42 45 46 42 46 47 47 45
MAX/MIN RH
RH            38 52 36 38 75 91 41 30 45 65 39 31 60 77 45 38
PWIND DIR           S       S       S      SW       W       W       N      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B1 B2 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR            0      30      50      40      20      20      10       5

$$

TXZ035-252245-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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                      89          56          82          50          80
TEMP             58 69 82 88 86 73 66 61 58 66 76 81 79 67 60 56 52 62 73 79 77
DEWPT            30 31 28 24 24 27 29 30 32 28 24 18 14 15 18 21 24 27 28 26 24
MIN/MAX RH                    9          37           8          33          13
RH               34 24 14 10 10 18 25 31 37 24 14  9  8 13 19 25 33 26 19 14 14
WIND DIR          W NW SW SW SW  S  S SW  W SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W SW
WIND SPD          4  6 10 17 18 11 11 10 10 14 19 25 27 21 13 11 12 12 13 13 13
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0 12 24 19 19 17 14 17 20 15 10  8  6  6  7 13 19
POP 12HR                      0           0           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     5     4     6     6     4     4     4     4     3
MIX HGT              7500 11100  6000   100  7500 12900  8100   100  8400 10100
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW    SW     W    SW    SW     W     W    SW
T WIND SPD             16    26    10     6    17    34    19    10    18    17
RFTI              0  0  1  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  1  6  7  3  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO EL CH EX CL NO NO NO NO NO EL EL


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            51      84      56      81      51      76      48      72
TEMP          61 53 77 81 65 58 75 78 60 53 70 73 57 50 67 70
DEWPT         31 32 36 29 47 50 42 29 36 38 39 33 42 43 42 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            32 44 23 15 52 75 31 16 41 57 32 23 57 77 40 33
PWIND DIR           S       S       S      SW       W      NW       N      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B2 B1 SC SC SC FW SC SC SC SC SC B1
POP 12HR            0      20      40      30      20      20      10      20

$$

TXZ031-252245-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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                      90          61          88          53          83
TEMP             64 73 84 89 87 76 70 66 63 71 81 87 85 71 64 59 55 65 76 82 80
DEWPT            44 35 35 33 36 44 45 45 43 38 33 28 25 25 26 27 28 30 32 32 32
MIN/MAX RH                   14          49          11          35          16
RH               48 26 18 14 16 32 41 47 49 31 18 12 11 18 23 29 35 28 21 16 17
WIND DIR         SW  W  W SW  S  S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD          9  6  6 14 11 11 10 11  9 12 14 21 25 18 10  9 11 12 12 11  9
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0  2  6 24 19 15 11 17 23 18 14  8  3  4  5  6  8
POP 12HR                      0           0           5           5           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     6     6     5     4     5     5     5     5
MIX HGT              7300 10200  5500   100  6800 12800  8300   100  6200 10400
T WIND DIR              W    SW     S    SW     W    SW    SW    SW     W     W
T WIND SPD             10    24    11     9    10    27    19     8    16    12
RFTI              0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            52      83      60      82      55      77      52      73
TEMP          62 54 77 81 67 62 77 80 63 57 72 75 60 54 68 71
DEWPT         38 38 45 51 59 60 54 48 46 45 45 42 46 45 46 43
MAX/MIN RH
RH            41 55 32 35 75 92 45 33 54 64 38 30 60 72 45 36
PWIND DIR           S      SE      SE       S       W       W       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR            0      20      50      40      30      20      10      10

$$

TXZ029-252245-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
643 AM CDT MON APR 25 2016

DATE             MON 04/25/16            TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16
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          53          79          48          77
TEMP             55 65 78 84 82 70 63 58 55 63 73 78 76 64 58 53 50 59 70 76 74
DEWPT            30 39 33 26 24 27 29 31 30 26 22 17 15 16 19 23 27 29 29 26 25
MIN/MAX RH                   11          38           9          41          15
RH               38 38 19 12 12 20 27 36 38 24 15 10 10 15 22 31 41 32 22 16 16
WIND DIR          W NW  W SW SW  S SW SW  W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
WIND SPD          4  6  8 13 14 10 10  8  9 13 17 23 26 19 11 10 11 11 11 11 10
CLOUDS           CL CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)         0  0  0  0  0  5 12 20 14 10  6 13 20 15 10  8  6  6  7 12 17
POP 12HR                      0           0           5           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  4     4     4     6     6     4     4     4     4     3
MIX HGT              7800 11400  6200   100  7100 14000  9100   100  8500 10100
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW    SW     W    SW    SW     W     W     W
T WIND SPD             10    24    11     8    20    32    20    12    17    16
RFTI              0  0  0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  5  7  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CH EX NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          THU 04/28/16 FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16
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            48      80      53      78      49      72      46      69
TEMP          58 50 73 78 62 55 72 75 58 51 67 70 54 48 64 67
DEWPT         34 33 35 31 44 49 42 32 37 40 38 35 41 41 41 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            40 52 25 18 52 80 34 21 45 66 34 27 61 77 43 37
PWIND DIR           S      SE       S      SW       W      NW       N      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW FW SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1
POP 12HR            0      20      40      30      20      20      10      20

$$

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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