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Chickasaw State Forest Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrix


TNZ053-022200-
CHICKASAW STATE FOREST NFDRS SITE-CHESTER TN
35.37N  88.83W ELEV. 496 FT
430 AM CDT TUE SEP 2 2014

DATE             TUE 09/02/14            WED 09/03/14            THU 09/04/14
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          70          91          71          93
TEMP             74 80 87 89 85 78 75 73 71 78 87 90 85 77 74 73 72 79 88 92 87
DEWPT            70 74 73 72 74 72 71 70 70 75 74 73 74 73 73 72 71 72 72 73 73
MIN/MAX RH                   56         100          57          99          53
RH               88 82 63 56 69 82 87 92 97 90 66 57 69 89 96 98 99 80 59 54 64
WIND DIR          S SW SW SW SW  S SW  S SW SW SW SW  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND SPD          4  5  5  6  4  1  2  1  2  4  5  4  2  2  1  1  1  3  5  5  2
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 B2 B2 B2 B2 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC
CLOUDS(%)        70 70 60 60 74 74 83 83 56 56 50 50 45 45 49 49 35 35 40 40 35
POP 12HR                     40          40          30          10          20
QPF 12HR                   0.06        0.03        0.16           0        0.14
RAIN SHWRS       SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS
TSTMS            SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC             IS IS IS IS
MIXHGT M AGL         1570  1789  1083   218  1439  1752   852    11  1867  1988
MIXHGT FT AGL        5151  5868  3551   713  4721  5747  2794    34  6124  6523
MIXHGT M MSL         1725  1923  1238   374  1585  1902   990   152  2017  2141
MIXHGT FT MSL        5660  6309  4061  1226  5200  6238  3246   500  6616  7024
TRANSWIND DIR          SW    SW    SW    SW    SW     S     S    SW     S     S
TWIND SPD M/S           4     5     5     4     2     2     1     2     2     4
TWIND SPD MPH          10    11    11     9     5     5     3     5     5    10
VENT INDEX                 9615        7275        5706        2878        6423
CATEGORY DAY                  4           3           3           2           3
500M MIXHGT T          83    87    83    81    82    88    87    85    85    89
500M TWND DIR          SW    SW    SW     W    SW     S     S    SW    SW     S
500M TWND M/S           4     5     6     7     3     2     6     6     2     4
500M TWND MPH          10    11    13    17     6     5    13    14     4    10
DISPERSION             28    37     6     7    13    13     4     4    22    29
LAL                     3     3     3     3     3     3     1     2     2     2
LASI                    3     4     4     3     4     4     4     3     4     4
STABILITY               B     C     F     D     B     C     F     E     B     C
STAG INDEX                    2           0           1           2           1


DATE           FRI 09/05/14    SAT 09/06/14    SUN 09/07/14    MON 09/08/14
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            72      93      71      88      67      85      64      87
TEMP           75  73  89  87  76  72  85  83  72  68  83  79  70  65  84  80
DEWPT          72  71  71  71  70  69  69  70  68  66  67  67  66  65  66  67
MAX/MIN RH         94      50      92      56      97      56      99      52
RH             90  94  56  58  82  91  59  64  87  96  58  67  89  99  56  64
WIND DIR           SW      SW      SW      NW      NE       N      NE      NE
WIND SPD            3       3       3       3       4       4       4       2
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 SPD (MPH)......................20 FT. WIND SPEED
WIND CHILL (F)......................WIND CHILL TEMPERATURE
HEAT INDEX (F)......................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...
       IS.............ISOLATED
       SC.............SCATTERED
       NM.............NUMEROUS
       O..............OCCASIONAL
       S..............SLIGHT CHANCE
       C..............CHANCE
       L..............LIKELY
       WD.............WIDESPREAD
       D..............DEFINITE
       AR.............AREAS
       PA.............PATCHY
OBVIS...............................OBSTRUCTION TO VISIBILITY
     TYPE...
       F..............FOG
       PF.............PATCHY FOG
       +PF............PATCHY DENSE FOG
       F+.............DENSE FOG
       H..............HAZE
       BS.............BLOWING SNOW
       K..............SMOKE
       BD.............BLOWING DUST
MIXING HGT M (AGL)..................MIXING HEIGHT IN METERS
MIXING HGT FT (AGL).................MIXING HEIGHT IN FEET
TRANSWIND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS).....TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION
TWIND SPD MS (M/S)..................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED IN METERS PER SECOND
TWIND SPD MPH (MPH).................TRANSPORT WIND SPEED IN MILES PER HOUR
VENT INDEX (M2/S)...................VENT INDEX IN METERS SQUARED PER SECOND
CATEGORY DAY........................CATEGORY DAY BASED ON VENT INDEX
     EXAMPLE: 1 = <2000; 2 = >=2000 AND <4000; 3 = >=4000 AND <8000;
              4 = >=8000 AND <16000; 5 = >=16000
500M MIXHGT T (F)...................SURFACE TEMPERATURE NEEDED TO CREATE MIXING
                                    UP TO 500 METERS ABOVE THE GROUND
500M TWND DIR (8 POINT COMPASS).....TRANSPORT WIND DIRECTION AT 500 METERS AGL
500M TWND M/S.......................TRANSPORT WIND AT 500 METERS AGL IN M/S
500M TWND MPH.......................TRANSPORT WIND AT 500 METERS AGL IN MPH
LASI (SAME AS HAINES INDEX).........LOWER ATMOSPHERIC SEVERITY INDEX
                                    MEASURES FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL
     EXAMPLE: 1-3 = VERY LOW; 4 = LOW; 5 = MODERATE; 6 = HIGH
STABILITY...........................STABILITY CLASS
     EXAMPLE: A = VERY UNSTABLE; B = MODERATELY UNSTABLE; C = SLIGHTLY UNSTABLE
              D = NEUTRAL; E = SLIGHTLY STABLE; F = MODERATELY STABLE
              G = VERY STABLE
STAG INDEX..........................STAGNATION INDEX
     EXAMPLE: 0 = WINDS >= 10 MPH; 1 = WINDS <= 10 MPH WITH RAIN
              2 = DRY WITH DECENT WINDS
              3 = DRY WITH LIGHT WINDS AND STAGNATE CONDITIONS
WATCH/WARNING/ADVISORY...
     EXAMPLE: W = WARNING; Y = ADVISORY; A = WATCH
     IN EFFECT FOR THE INDICATED HOUR


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