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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

TXZ024-262215-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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                      82          52          79          47          80
TEMP          63 59 67 76 81 79 68 62 57 54 63 73 78 76 64 58 53 49 60 73 79 78
DEWPT         34 33 31 27 22 18 17 19 22 26 32 36 33 29 31 36 40 42 41 40 45 51
MIN/MAX RH                   10          34          18          77          30
RH            38 37 26 16 11 10 14 19 25 34 31 26 19 18 29 44 60 77 49 30 30 39
WIND DIR      SW SW SW SW SW  W SW  W  W  W NW NW  W  W  S SE  E NE NE  E  E SE
WIND SPD      10  9 12 17 24 27 16 13 13 16 14 12  8  4  5  8  8  8  9 11 13 13
CLOUDS        FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW SC SC FW SC B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)     13 24 21 17 18 20 16 12  7  2  4  5 10 15 22 29 26 23 38 53 61 70
POP 12HR                      0           5           0           0          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.03
RAIN SHWRS                                                              C  C  L
TSTMS                                                                   C  C  L
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  6     5     5     4     4     3     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              9500 13500  8600   200  6500 13000  8300   100 12800 14200
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW     W    NW     W    SE    NE    SW     S
T WIND SPD             13    34    16    12    18    16     9     3    14    29
RFTI           0  0  0  0  5  6  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO CH CH EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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            56      78      49      72      48      69      50      64
TEMP          64 58 73 75 58 51 67 70 56 50 64 67 56 51 61 62
DEWPT         55 56 51 40 38 45 47 43 43 41 43 41 44 45 42 43
MAX/MIN RH
RH            73 92 47 28 47 80 49 37 62 72 46 39 65 82 50 50
PWIND DIR          SE       S       W      NW       N       N       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           60      40       5      10      10      20      30      30

$$

TXZ026-262215-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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                      87          53          81          50          81
TEMP          64 61 70 80 86 84 71 64 58 55 64 74 80 78 66 60 56 52 62 75 80 79
DEWPT         52 52 44 34 30 28 24 21 23 27 34 38 35 32 34 37 40 43 43 44 48 53
MIN/MAX RH                   13          35          18          71          32
RH            52 72 39 19 13 13 17 19 26 34 32 27 20 19 30 42 55 71 50 33 33 41
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W NW NW NW NW  N  E  E NE  E  E  E SE
WIND SPD       8  6 10 14 23 28 17 12 12 14 13 12  8  4  5  8  9  9  9 10 11 12
CLOUDS        FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)     13 25 24 22 21 20 12  5  3  1  3  5  8 11 18 24 24 23 40 56 64 71
POP 12HR                      5           5           0           0          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.03
RAIN SHWRS                                                              S  S  L
TSTMS                                                                   S  S  L
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  5     4     5     4     4     3     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              8000 12500  7300     0  6100  7900  4900     0  9900 12500
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW     W    NW     W     E    SE    SW     S
T WIND SPD              9    32    14     8    16    10     8     6    10    31
RFTI           0  0  0  0  3  5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO CL CH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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            60      78      54      75      50      71      52      67
TEMP          67 61 74 76 62 56 70 73 58 52 66 69 58 53 63 65
DEWPT         57 58 57 48 44 49 49 43 44 42 44 42 45 46 43 46
MAX/MIN RH
RH            70 90 55 37 52 77 47 34 59 69 45 37 62 77 48 50
PWIND DIR          SE       S      SW      NW       N       N       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B2 SC SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           60      50       5       5      10      10      20      30

$$

TXZ043-262215-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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          54          84          53          87
TEMP          67 65 72 79 84 82 70 64 60 56 66 77 83 81 70 64 59 55 66 80 86 85
DEWPT         60 61 50 36 30 27 23 22 24 27 32 35 33 31 34 37 39 41 42 45 51 57
MIN/MAX RH                   13          33          16          59          30
RH            62 88 46 21 14 13 17 20 26 32 29 22 17 17 26 38 47 59 42 30 31 39
WIND DIR       S  S SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW  W SW  S SE SE  E SE SE SE SE
WIND SPD       9  9 13 17 21 24 12 11 10 11 12 11  8  4  6  8  5  4  5 10 12 13
CLOUDS        FW FW FW SC SC SC FW FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)      9 16 21 26 26 26 17  7  6  5  4  2  5  8 10 12 15 18 30 43 55 67
POP 12HR                      5           5           0           0          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.07
RAIN SHWRS                                                              C  C  C
TSTMS                                                                   C  C  C
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  5     4     5     5     4     3     4     5     5     4
MIX HGT              7600 11200  7100   100  6300 11500  7200   100  8300 10400
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW     W     W     W     S    SW    SW     S
T WIND SPD             14    32    13     9    17    18     8     5    16    27
RFTI           0  0  0  0  3  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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            62      82      55      83      53      74      53      67
TEMP          69 64 77 80 64 57 77 80 62 55 69 72 59 54 64 65
DEWPT         62 63 50 40 33 39 49 41 44 45 47 45 47 48 46 45
MAX/MIN RH
RH            78 97 39 24 31 51 37 25 52 69 45 38 64 80 52 48
PWIND DIR          SE      SW      SW      NW      NE      NE      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           50      30       5       5      10      10      30      40

$$

TXZ035-262215-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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                      80          50          80          47          83
TEMP          61 58 65 74 79 77 66 60 55 52 62 73 79 77 65 58 53 50 61 75 82 81
DEWPT         35 32 28 24 18 13 14 18 21 25 27 28 26 24 26 30 35 38 37 36 41 47
MIN/MAX RH                    9          35          13          63          23
RH            38 37 25 15 10  9 13 19 26 35 26 19 14 14 23 34 50 63 41 24 23 30
WIND DIR      SW SW SW SW SW  W SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  S  S  E NE  E SE SE  S
WIND SPD       9  6 13 24 29 29 14 13 13 14 13 13 13 12 10  8  5  5  8 11 14 17
CLOUDS        FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)     12 24 20 16 17 18 16 14  8  3  3  3  9 14 19 24 21 18 30 42 55 68
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           0          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.02
RAIN SHWRS                                                              S  S  C
TSTMS                                                                   S  S  C
OBVIS                  BD BD BD
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  6     5     5     4     4     3     4     4     4     5
MIX HGT              9100 11900  7300   100  9300 11600  7100   100 11400 12600
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW     W     W     W     S    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             14    39    12    11    19    20     8     6    16    31
RFTI           0  0  0  3  6  7  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO CL CH EX EL NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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            56      80      48      76      48      68      48      65
TEMP          65 58 74 77 58 50 70 73 56 50 64 66 54 49 61 63
DEWPT         55 56 39 28 26 39 42 36 40 42 43 42 43 44 42 40
MAX/MIN RH
RH            70 93 28 16 29 66 36 26 55 74 46 42 66 83 49 43
PWIND DIR          SE      SW       W       W       N      NE      NE      NE
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 SC FW FW FW FW SC SC SC B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           50      20       5      10      10      20      40      40

$$

TXZ031-262215-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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                      87          54          83          50          83
TEMP          66 62 70 80 86 84 71 64 60 56 65 76 82 80 68 61 56 52 63 76 82 81
DEWPT         52 53 44 34 29 27 24 23 24 27 34 38 35 32 35 39 42 44 44 45 49 54
MIN/MAX RH                   12          34          18          74          31
RH            49 72 40 19 13 12 17 21 25 32 31 26 19 18 29 43 58 74 50 33 32 39
WIND DIR      SW  S SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW  W  W  S SE  E NE  E  E  E SE
WIND SPD      10  8 11 17 25 29 17 12 12 14 13 12  8  4  5  8  8  6  8 10 12 13
CLOUDS        FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW FW SC B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)     13 25 24 23 21 20 13  6  4  2  3  4  8 11 15 19 20 22 38 53 62 71
POP 12HR                      5           5           0           0          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.05
RAIN SHWRS                                                              C  C  L
TSTMS                                                                   C  C  L
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  5     4     5     4     4     4     3     4     4     4
MIX HGT              8200 12100  7400   100  6100 11200  7600   100 10500 12500
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW     W    NW     W    SE    SE    SW     S
T WIND SPD             11    33    14     9    16    13     9     5    11    31
RFTI           0  0  0  0  4  6  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO CL CH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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            60      81      54      76      52      71      53      67
TEMP          67 62 76 79 62 56 71 74 59 53 67 69 58 54 64 65
DEWPT         59 59 57 47 42 49 50 44 45 44 45 44 47 47 45 47
MAX/MIN RH
RH            75 89 52 32 47 77 47 34 60 71 46 40 67 76 49 51
PWIND DIR          SE       S      SW      NW       N       N       N       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           60      50       5       5      10      20      30      30

$$

TXZ029-262215-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
350 AM CDT TUE APR 26 2016

DATE             TUE 04/26/16            WED 04/27/16            THU 04/28/16
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                      78          47          78          45          79
TEMP          58 54 62 72 77 75 63 57 53 49 59 71 77 75 63 56 51 48 58 72 78 77
DEWPT         31 29 26 23 17 13 15 19 22 26 29 31 29 27 29 33 37 39 38 37 41 47
MIN/MAX RH                    9          40          16          71          26
RH            40 38 25 16 10  9 15 22 29 40 32 23 17 17 27 42 59 71 47 28 27 35
WIND DIR      SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  S SE  E NE  E  E SE SE
WIND SPD       6  6 11 18 24 26 13 13 12 13 13 12 11 10  9  8  6  6  9 11 13 14
CLOUDS        FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL FW FW SC SC SC FW SC SC B1 B1
CLOUDS(%)     12 23 19 15 18 21 18 16  9  2  2  3 10 17 26 35 29 23 36 49 59 69
POP 12HR                      0           0           0           0          20
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.02
RAIN SHWRS                                                              S  S  L
TSTMS                                                                   S  S  L
OBVIS                  BD BD BD
WIND                    Y  Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     3
HAINES                  6     5     5     3     4     3     3     5     4     5
MIX HGT              9500 12900  7900   100  7300 12200  7500   100 12000 13300
T WIND DIR             SW    SW    SW     W    NW     W     S    SW    SW    SW
T WIND SPD             13    36    13    11    16    18     8     6    17    31
RFTI           0  0  0  0  5  7  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY NO NO NO NO CH EX NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE          FRI 04/29/16 SAT 04/30/16 SUN 05/01/16 MON 05/02/16
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      77      47      71      47      66      46      62
TEMP          62 56 71 74 56 49 66 69 54 48 62 64 52 47 58 60
DEWPT         53 54 44 30 30 43 44 39 41 40 41 41 42 43 40 41
MAX/MIN RH
RH            72 93 38 20 37 80 45 33 61 74 46 43 69 86 51 49
PWIND DIR          SE      SW       W      NW       N      NE      NE       N
WIND CHAR         <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15     <15
AVG CLOUDS    B2 B2 B1 FW FW FW FW SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B2
POP 12HR           50      30       5      10      10      20      40      30

$$

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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