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Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrices
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

TXZ024-241015-
Caprock RAWS-Briscoe TX
34.41N 101.05W Elev. 2561 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      35          63          31          65          28
Temp          51 46 37 36 38 42 48 58 63 58 43 38 34 31 42 59 65 60 41 36 31 28
Dewpt         34 35 35 36 38 39 28 15  7  4  5  8 10 11 12 12  9  8 10 13 13 11
Max/Min RH                  100          10          42          11          50
RH            54 67 93 99100 90 46 19 11 11 21 28 36 41 28 15 11 13 27 38 48 48
Wind Dir      SE SE SE SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W SW  W  W  W  W  W NW  W  W  W SW
Wind Spd       8  9  6  6  5  8 18 25 24 16 10  6  5  8 13 19 21 14  9  4  4  4
Clouds        B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B1 SC CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     59 66 75 84 71 58 30  2  2  1  3  6  8 10  8  7  5  3  3  2  2  2
PoP 12hr                     20           5           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS        S  S  S  S
TSTMS             S  S  S  S
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     2     2     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     4     4     5     5     3     5     5
Mix Hgt              1300   700  6800  8000  4500   100  6700  8800  5200   100
T Wind Dir             SE     S     W     W     W     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              9     6    25    28    11     8    13    27     9     8
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  5  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL CH EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          66      39    71      44    69      37    63      36    67
Temp          58 61 44   39 60 67 50   44 62 63 45   37 55 59 43   36 60 63
Dewpt         11 16 26   30 39 30 30   30 29 24 26   27 22 21 21   22 25 25
Min/Max RH       11      73    25      59    19      67    20      57    20
RH            15 17 49   69 46 25 45   58 28 22 45   67 28 23 42   57 26 24
PWind Dir        SW       S     S      SW    SW       W    NW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW CL
PoP 12hr          0       0     5      10     5       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ026-241015-
Childress-Childress TX
34.43N 100.28W Elev. 1952 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      37          64          30          66          30
Temp          43 42 38 38 39 40 46 58 63 58 46 39 33 30 40 58 66 59 46 40 33 30
Dewpt         35 36 36 37 39 40 33 23 14 12 12 13 13 12 14 14 12 13 13 13 13 13
Max/Min RH                  100          13          46          12          49
RH            73 80 91 97100100 60 26 15 16 25 34 43 46 34 17 12 16 25 33 42 48
Wind Dir       E  E SE SE  S  S SW  W  W NW SW  S SW  W  W  W  W NW NW NW  W SW
Wind Spd       6  6  5  5  4  4 13 21 23 16  9  4  4  4  8 13 21 13  8  4  3  4
Clouds        OV OV OV OV OV B2 SC CL CL CL CL CL FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     88 91 91 91 88 85 43  2  2  2  3  5  7  8  7  5  3  2  2  1  0  0
PoP 12hr                     30          10           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                   0.01           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS        C  C  C  C
TSTMS             C  C  C  C
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     4     4     4     4     4     5     5
Mix Hgt              1300   900  5800  7900  1100     0  3500  9100  4800     0
T Wind Dir              E     E    SW     W    SW     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              5     3    14    26     6     4     6    26     8     4
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  4  0  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL NO NO NO NO NO NO NO CL NO NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          67      38    70      44    71      39    63      36    68
Temp          58 61 45   38 59 66 51   44 64 66 49   39 56 60 44   36 60 64
Dewpt         16 21 27   31 42 35 36   34 32 30 32   28 25 24 24   24 27 29
Min/Max RH       13      79    31      68    22      65    22      61    22
RH            19 21 49   76 52 32 56   68 30 26 52   64 30 25 44   61 28 27
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW       W    NW       N    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       0    10      10     5       5     5       5     0

$$

TXZ043-241015-
Jayton RAWS-Kent TX
33.23N 100.57W Elev. 1905 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      41          67          32          68          31
Temp          48 47 43 41 42 44 51 65 67 62 48 41 36 32 43 64 68 63 49 42 35 31
Dewpt         39 39 39 40 42 44 36 23 12  8  9 11 12 13 14 14 10 10 11 13 14 15
Max/Min RH                  100          10          45          10          51
RH            70 74 88 96100100 57 21 12 12 20 30 37 45 31 14 10 12 22 32 41 51
Wind Dir       E  E  E  E  S SW  W  W  W  W  W SW SW SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd       5  8  5  4  4  4 13 21 23 17 10  4  3  4 11 17 19 14 10  5  4  3
Clouds        B2 B2 B2 OV B2 B2 SC CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     86 77 85 92 87 83 44  5  4  2  4  6  7  9  8  6  4  3  3  3  3  3
PoP 12hr                     30          10           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                   0.01           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     C  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          C  C  C  C  C
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     5     5     5     5     5     5     5
Mix Hgt              1000   600  5000  6700  3700     0  4100  7200  4200   100
T Wind Dir              E    SE     W     W     W     W    SW     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              5     3    16    29     9     6    14    28     9     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  2  0  0  0  0  0  1  3  2  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          68      43    73      49    71      42    66      39    70
Temp          63 64 47   43 64 70 53   49 66 68 51   42 61 63 46   39 65 68
Dewpt         15 21 32   36 44 37 46   38 35 29 30   28 25 24 24   25 29 29
Min/Max RH       12      78    28      76    22      57    20      58    22
RH            15 19 56   76 49 29 76   65 31 23 46   57 25 22 42   57 25 24
PWind Dir         S       S     S       S    SW       W    NW      SW     S
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       5     5      20    10       5     0       5     5

$$

TXZ035-241015-
Lubbock-Lubbock TX
33.67N 101.82W Elev. 3280 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      38          61          27          62          26
Temp          58 54 43 40 41 41 44 56 61 57 42 35 30 27 39 58 62 58 44 36 29 26
Dewpt         36 36 39 40 40 36 26 13  4  0  1  5  6  7  9  9  7  6  7  8  8  8
Max/Min RH                  100           9          42          11          46
RH            43 50 86100 96 82 48 18 10 10 17 28 35 42 28 14 11 12 22 30 40 45
Wind Dir       S SE SE SE  S SW  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd      10 11 10  9 10 13 20 26 27 20 12  5  4  4 14 23 23 17 11  5  4  4
Clouds        SC SC B1 B2 B1 SC FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     39 30 52 74 52 30 17  5  3  1  4  8 12 15 12  8  4  1  1  2  2  2
PoP 12hr                     10           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     4     4     4     4     5     5     4     5     5
Mix Hgt              1200   600  6100  6900  3700   100  5100  6900  3900   100
T Wind Dir             SE     S     W     W     W     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd             13    10    27    31     9     5    16    29     8     5
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  1  4  7  4  0  0  0  0  0  3  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EX CL NO NO NO NO NO CL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          65      39    71      42    67      35    63      34    67
Temp          58 62 44   39 62 68 49   42 60 63 42   35 56 61 41   34 59 64
Dewpt          9 15 27   32 35 21 23   28 26 19 22   23 21 18 19   20 24 22
Min/Max RH       12      78    17      59    17      61    18      56    18
RH            14 16 50   76 36 17 35   57 27 18 44   61 25 19 40   56 25 20
PWind Dir        SW       S    SW      SW     W       W    NW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   15>     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW CL
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     0       5     0

$$

TXZ031-241015-
Matador RAWS-Cottle TX
34.13N 100.42W Elev. 1900 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      38          67          31          69          30
Temp          44 43 39 39 39 41 48 63 67 62 46 40 34 31 41 62 69 62 47 40 35 30
Dewpt         35 36 37 38 39 41 32 21 13 10  9  9 11 13 14 14 11 13 15 15 15 15
Max/Min RH                  100          11          46          11          52
RH            72 79 93 98100100 54 20 12 13 21 28 38 46 32 15 11 14 27 36 44 52
Wind Dir       E  E SE SE  S  S SW  W  W  W  W SW SW  W  W  W  W NW NW  W  W SW
Wind Spd       5  6  5  5  4  5 14 23 24 17 10  4  4  5 10 16 21 14  8  4  3  4
Clouds        B2 OV OV OV B2 B2 SC CL CL CL CL CL CL FW CL CL CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     85 91 91 91 87 83 42  2  2  2  3  4  5  6  5  4  3  2  2  1  0  0
PoP 12hr                     30          10           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                   0.01           0           0           0           0
Rain SHWRS     S  C  C  C  C
TSTMS          S  C  C  C  C
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     3     3     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     4     4     4     4     4     5     4     5     5
Mix Hgt              1400   800  5800  7800  4500   100  4800  9000  5700   100
T Wind Dir             SE    SE    SW     W    SW     W     W     W     W     W
T Wind Spd              6     4    16    28    10     5     8    28     9     5
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          68      41    73      45    73      40    66      37    70
Temp          60 63 47   41 64 69 52   46 66 68 49   40 58 62 45   37 62 66
Dewpt         14 21 28   32 43 35 36   34 32 29 31   29 25 24 24   24 27 29
Min/Max RH       12      74    27      65    20      64    21      59    21
RH            16 20 48   71 48 28 54   64 28 23 50   64 28 24 44   59 26 25
PWind Dir         S       S     S      SW    SW       W    NW       N    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     <15   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 B1 B1   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   FW FW FW
PoP 12hr          0       5     5      20     5       5     5       5     5

$$

TXZ029-241015-
Plainview-Hale TX
34.18N 101.71W Elev. 3372 ft
252 PM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

Date           02/23/18      Sat 02/24/18            Sun 02/25/18            Mon
UTC 3hrly     21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12
CST 3hrly     15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06

Min/Max                      35          58          27          60          24
Temp          58 51 38 35 38 39 40 52 58 53 40 33 29 27 39 55 60 54 40 33 28 24
Dewpt         35 35 37 35 38 35 24 12  4  0  1  5  7  8  9  9  6  6  7 10 10 10
Max/Min RH                  100          10          43          11          54
RH            42 54 95100100 86 52 20 11 11 19 30 38 43 28 16 11 14 25 37 47 54
Wind Dir       S SE  S  S  S  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W  W NW  W  W  W  W
Wind Spd      10 10  8  8  9 13 21 27 24 17 11  6  4  4 14 21 21 14  9  4  4  4
Clouds        SC SC B1 B2 B1 SC FW CL CL CL CL FW FW FW FW FW CL CL CL CL CL CL
Clouds(%)     35 30 52 74 51 28 14  2  1  1  4  8 11 14 11  8  5  2  2  2  2  2
PoP 12hr                     10           0           0           0           0
QPF 12hr                      0           0           0           0           0
Obvis                              BD BD
Fire Weather                        A  A
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
Haines                  5     5     4     4     4     5     5     3     5     5
Mix Hgt              1600   700  6600  7400  4000   100  5900  7800  4400   100
T Wind Dir             SE    SW     W     W     W    SW     W     W     W    SW
T Wind Spd             13    14    33    29    10     5    14    27     9     6
RFTI           0  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  5  2  0  0  0  0  0  2  4  1  0  0  0  0
RFTI Category NO NO NO NO NO NO EL CL CH EL NO NO NO NO NO EL CL EL NO NO NO NO


Date           02/26/18  Tue 02/27/18  Wed 02/28/18  Thu 03/01/18  Fri 03/02/18
UTC 6hrly     18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00 06   12 18 00
CST 6hrly     12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18 00   06 12 18

Max/Min          64      37    69      39    65      33    61      32    65
Temp          56 60 43   37 61 65 45   39 59 60 42   33 55 57 39   32 58 61
Dewpt         10 14 25   30 36 21 21   26 26 19 21   23 21 18 18   20 24 23
Min/Max RH       12      76    18      61    19      66    19      61    20
RH            16 16 48   75 39 19 37   59 28 20 43   66 27 22 43   60 27 23
PWind Dir        SW       S    SW      SW     W       W    NW      SW    SW
Wind Char       <15     <15   <15     <15   15>     15>   <15     <15   <15
Avg Clouds    CL FW FW   SC B1 SC SC   B1 SC SC FW   FW FW FW FW   CL FW CL
PoP 12hr          0       0     0       5     5       5     0       5     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)...........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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