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FIRE WEATHER POINT FORECAST MATRICES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

TXZ024-202215-
CAPROCK RAWS-BRISCOE TX
34.41N 101.05W ELEV. 2561 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      65          39          62          39          59
TEMP             47 48 58 64 61 51 46 43 41 43 55 61 58 49 45 42 41 42 53 58 55
DEWPT            31 31 31 29 29 30 31 32 34 36 36 34 33 30 30 30 30 25 27 20 25
MIN/MAX RH                   27          80          35          66          23
RH               53 51 35 27 29 43 55 64 75 75 50 36 38 48 55 62 66 51 37 23 31
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W  W SW SW  W SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         25 23 24 26 16 12 13 11 13 14 16 20 14 13 16 20 21 17 14 13  8
CLOUDS           FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B2 B1 B1 B1 SC B1 SC FW FW CL FW
CLOUDS(%)         8 14  9 18 34 44 35 38 47 59 70 68 69 61 49 64 45 14 11  2 18
POP 12HR                      0           0          20          20           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.01           0           0
RAIN                                                  S  S  S  S
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
WIND                    Y  Y
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     3     2     3     3     3     3     3     4     3
MIX HGT              4100  6100   200   200  4100  8500   200   200  4200  6900
T WIND DIR              W     W     W    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             26    34    13    12    16    19    10    12    14    16
RFTI              3  3  3  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    CL CL CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            36    68      44    58      30    47      28    47
TEMP          43   38 59 64 50   45 53 54 37   31 42 44 33   30 42 44
DEWPT         24   27 34 35 34   33 26 21 23   20 20 21 21   20 21 23
MAX/MIN RH         67    31      62    25      64    36      68    38
RH            47   64 39 34 54   62 35 27 56   64 41 39 62   68 44 43
PWIND DIR           W     W      SW     W      NW     N      NE     N
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   FW SC SC
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ026-202215-
CHILDRESS-CHILDRESS TX
34.43N 100.28W ELEV. 1952 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      68          40          65          40          61
TEMP             44 46 60 67 63 52 48 44 42 44 58 64 61 51 47 44 42 43 54 60 57
DEWPT            32 32 32 32 31 32 32 33 33 36 38 36 37 34 34 34 33 31 31 26 29
MIN/MAX RH                   27          76          35          70          27
RH               62 58 35 27 30 46 54 65 70 73 47 35 41 52 60 68 70 62 41 27 34
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         13 14 21 21 16 12 11  9 10 10 13 17 13 11 11 13 17 17 16 13  9
CLOUDS           FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 B1 FW FW CL FW
CLOUDS(%)         6 12 14 15 30 32 42 40 47 51 67 72 75 72 55 64 62 25 16  3 17
POP 12HR                      0           0          20          20           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.02        0.02           0
RAIN                                                  S  S  S  S
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     4     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              2600  5700     0     0  2200  7600   100   100  3200  6900
T WIND DIR             SW     W    SW    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             18    28     9     8     9    14     5    10    12    16
RFTI              0  0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            36    69      44    61      32    48      28    49
TEMP          44   39 60 65 50   45 55 56 39   33 43 45 34   30 43 46
DEWPT         26   27 35 38 37   34 28 24 24   20 21 22 23   21 21 23
MAX/MIN RH         67    32      65    26      59    37      69    35
RH            49   62 39 37 61   65 35 29 54   58 41 40 64   69 41 40
PWIND DIR           W    SW      SW     W      NW     N       N     N
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   SC SC SC FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       5     5       5    10       5     5

$$

TXZ043-202215-
JAYTON RAWS-KENT TX
33.23N 100.57W ELEV. 1905 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      69          44          64          41          62
TEMP             46 48 62 68 65 55 51 47 46 47 58 63 60 51 47 44 43 44 55 61 58
DEWPT            35 35 34 33 33 35 37 38 37 40 38 35 33 31 29 28 31 28 27 21 27
MIN/MAX RH                   28          76          34          63          21
RH               65 60 35 28 31 47 60 70 71 76 47 35 36 46 50 53 63 53 34 21 30
WIND DIR         SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         12 12 18 21 13 13 11  8 10 12 20 21 14 13 16 14 16 13 14 13  6
CLOUDS           FW FW SC SC SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 FW B1 SC FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        10 18 28 26 36 40 46 46 58 57 65 67 63 55 23 52 37 25  7  6 12
POP 12HR                      0           5          20           5           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0           0
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     4     3     3     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              2300  5600   200   200  3100  8900   400   300  4400  6500
T WIND DIR              W    SW    SW    SW    SW     W     W     W    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             19    25    14    12    18    26    16    18    13    12
RFTI              0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO NO EL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            37    70      45    62      33    49      29    50
TEMP          45   40 61 66 51   46 56 57 40   34 44 46 35   31 44 47
DEWPT         27   29 36 37 37   36 30 19 23   24 21 24 24   23 23 24
MAX/MIN RH         70    31      67    22      68    35      72    37
RH            49   64 39 34 59   67 37 22 51   68 39 42 64   72 44 40
PWIND DIR           W    SW      SW     W      NW     N      NW     N
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW SC   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     0       0     0       0     5       5     5

$$

TXZ035-202215-
LUBBOCK-LUBBOCK TX
33.67N 101.82W ELEV. 3280 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      64          39          58          37          59
TEMP             42 44 57 63 60 50 45 42 41 42 52 57 54 46 43 40 39 41 52 58 55
DEWPT            31 30 30 28 28 30 33 34 34 36 35 30 28 25 25 26 26 24 23 19 21
MIN/MAX RH                   26          82          34          59          22
RH               65 57 35 26 29 46 62 73 76 79 52 35 36 43 49 57 59 50 32 22 26
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         17 14 24 25 16 14 13 12 13 14 23 26 23 20 21 24 21 16 17 13  9
CLOUDS           FW SC FW SC B1 B1 SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 SC SC SC FW CL CL FW FW
CLOUDS(%)        17 29 23 35 61 61 47 54 58 61 72 70 66 48 27 49 25  5  2  7 20
POP 12HR                      0           5          20           5           0
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.02           0           0
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     2     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              4300  6500  2800   300  4000  6300   400   500  3800  6600
T WIND DIR              W     W    SW    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             24    34    13    12    20    27    16    20    14    14
RFTI              0  0  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  2  1  2  3  2  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL EL EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            35    68      42    57      28    46      26    48
TEMP          43   38 59 64 48   43 51 52 35   30 40 43 32   28 42 45
DEWPT         24   26 34 31 33   32 23 16 19   19 19 18 21   19 22 22
MAX/MIN RH         70    28      65    21      63    33      71    37
RH            47   62 39 29 56   65 33 24 52   63 42 36 63   68 44 40
PWIND DIR           W     W      SW     W      NW     N       S     E
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW SC SC   FW SC SC
POP 12HR            0     0       0     0       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ031-202215-
MATADOR RAWS-COTTLE TX
34.13N 100.42W ELEV. 1900 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      69          41          65          40          62
TEMP             46 48 61 68 64 53 49 45 43 45 58 64 61 51 47 44 42 44 55 61 58
DEWPT            34 33 32 32 32 34 35 35 35 38 38 36 36 34 32 32 33 30 30 26 29
MIN/MAX RH                   26          81          35          71          26
RH               62 56 33 26 30 48 59 69 74 78 48 35 38 52 56 62 71 57 39 26 33
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         16 14 21 23 14 12 11  9 11 12 17 19 13 13 13 16 19 17 17 14  9
CLOUDS           FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B2 B2 B1 SC B1 B1 FW FW CL FW
CLOUDS(%)         6 13 15 17 36 37 42 42 51 59 68 70 72 69 49 63 57 21 15  3 16
POP 12HR                      0           0          20          20           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.01           0           0
RAIN                                                  S  S  S  S
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     4     3     3     3     3     3     3     4     3
MIX HGT              3500  6300   100   200  3000  8600   200   200  3400  6900
T WIND DIR              W     W    SW    SW    SW     W    SW    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             21    31     9    10    13    19     8    12    13    16
RFTI              0  0  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            36    70      45    62      32    49      28    50
TEMP          44   39 61 66 51   46 56 57 39   33 44 46 34   30 44 47
DEWPT         27   28 34 37 37   35 28 21 25   22 22 23 25   22 23 24
MAX/MIN RH         69    29      66    22      64    36      74    36
RH            51   64 36 34 60   65 34 24 58   63 41 40 68   72 42 39
PWIND DIR           W    SW      SW     W      NW     N       N     N
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC SC FW   FW FW FW
POP 12HR            0     5       0     5       5    10       5     5

$$

TXZ029-202215-
PLAINVIEW-HALE TX
34.18N 101.71W ELEV. 3372 FT
343 AM CST FRI JAN 20 2017

DATE             FRI 01/20/17            SAT 01/21/17            SUN 01/22/17
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                      61          37          57          34          57
TEMP             41 42 54 60 57 48 43 40 39 40 51 56 53 44 41 38 36 38 50 56 53
DEWPT            30 31 31 29 28 30 32 32 34 36 35 31 29 27 27 27 27 21 24 19 23
MIN/MAX RH                   30          89          37          69          23
RH               65 65 41 31 33 49 65 73 82 85 54 38 39 51 57 64 69 50 36 23 31
WIND DIR          W  W  W  W  W SW  W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W NW NW NW NW NW NW NW
WIND SPD         17 14 24 25 13 11 13 10 10 13 20 23 21 18 20 23 18 14 16 13  6
CLOUDS           FW FW FW SC SC B1 SC SC B1 B1 B2 B1 B1 SC SC B1 SC CL FW CL FW
CLOUDS(%)        13 17 11 28 43 56 43 50 52 61 72 67 67 44 45 64 32  5  7  4 20
POP 12HR                      0           0          20          10           5
QPF 12HR                      0           0        0.02           0           0
RAIN SHWRS                                S  S  S  S
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
HAINES                  5     3     2     2     3     3     3     3     3     3
MIX HGT              4400  6100   600   200  4200  6000   300   300  4400  6800
T WIND DIR              W     W     W    SW    SW     W     W    NW    NW    NW
T WIND SPD             26    36    14    13    17    25    12    14    13    14
RFTI              0  0  3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  2  2  0  1  2  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI CATEGORY    NO NO CL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO EL EL EL NO EL EL NO NO NO NO NO


DATE               MON 01/23/17  TUE 01/24/17  WED 01/25/17  THU 01/26/17
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            34    66      40    55      27    44      24    45
TEMP          41   36 57 62 46   41 49 51 34   28 39 41 30   26 39 42
DEWPT         24   27 34 33 33   31 24 20 20   20 20 19 21   19 21 22
MAX/MIN RH         72    31      67    27      71    38      74    41
RH            50   69 42 33 60   67 37 29 56   71 46 41 69   74 48 44
PWIND DIR           W     W      SW     W      NW     N      NE     N
WIND CHAR         <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
AVG CLOUDS    FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW FW   FW SC SC SC   FW SC SC
POP 12HR            0     0       0     5       5     5       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 INDEX..........................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 OF MEASURABLE 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(FEET 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).....................PASQUIL 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
DWPT................................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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