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Chickasaw State Forest Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrix


TNZ053-202200-
CHICKASAW STATE FOREST NFDRS SITE-CHESTER TN
35.37N  88.83W ELEV. 496 FT
440 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

DATE             SAT 12/20/14            SUN 12/21/14            MON 12/22/14
UTC 3HRLY     09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00 03 06 09 12 15 18 21 00
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 TEMP                 47          29          53          42          56
TEMP             35 38 45 45 38 34 33 31 29 36 49 52 48 45 44 43 42 46 54 55 53
DEWPT            27 29 29 30 30 29 27 26 25 28 31 32 36 36 37 38 39 44 47 49 49
MAX/MIN RH                   51          88          45          96          71
RH               72 70 53 55 73 82 78 81 85 72 50 46 63 70 76 82 89 93 77 80 86
WIND DIR         NE NE NE  N  N NE NE NE  E  E  E SE  E SE  S  S  S  S  S  S  S
WIND SPD          4  4  4  4  4  3  3  3  3  3  3  4  3  3  4  5  5  9 11 10  8
CLOUDS           B2 B2 B1 B1 FW FW FW FW SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B1 B2
CLOUDS(%)        86 86 55 55 20 20 20 20 40 40 50 50 58 58 69 69 67 67 67 67 80
POP 12HR                      5           0          10          10          30
QPF 12HR                      0           0           0           0        0.02
RAIN                                                              C  C  C  C
RAIN SHWRS                                                                   SC
T WIND DIR       NE  E NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  E  E SE  E SE SE SE SE  S  S  S  S
T WIND SPD        8  8  6  5  8  3  3  3  3  6  5  5  4  3  3  4  4 12 17 16 17
MIXHGT M AGL          712   773   155     0   607   740     0     0   301   420
MIXHGT FT AGL        2334  2537   507     0  1990  2426     0     0   988  1379
MIXHGT M MSL          846   909   298   103   741   877    75    62   439   561
MIXHGT FT MSL        2775  2981   978   337  2430  2876   244   203  1441  1840
TRANSWIND DIR          NE    NE    NE    NE     E     E    SE    SE     S     S
TWIND SPD M/S           3     3     2     1     2     2     1     2     5     7
TWIND SPD MPH           8     6     4     3     5     5     3     4    12    17
VENT INDEX                 2727         854        1754         310        3366
CATEGORY DAY                  2           1           2           1           2
500M MIXHGT T          41    45    46    47    47    48    50    53    53    53
500M TWND DIR          NE    NE    NE     E     E     E    SE     S     S     S
500M TWND M/S           3     3     5     5     4     2     6     9    10     9
500M TWND MPH           8     6    11    11     9     4    14    21    23    21
DISPERSION             16    12     3     3    12    10     3     4    31    28
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
LASI                    2     2     3     4     4     4     4     3     4     3
STABILITY               D     B     C     F     E     B     C     E     E     C
STAG INDEX                    0           0           0           0           0


DATE               TUE 12/23/14  WED 12/24/14  THU 12/25/14  FRI 12/26/14
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 TEMP       49    56      36    44      32    51      39    56
TEMP          51   49 55 46 40   36 43 38 35   32 48 45 42   39 53 48
DEWPT         51   47 51 45 37   32 30 30 27   27 30 32 34   38 45 45
RH           100   93 86 96 89   85 60 73 72   81 49 60 73   96 74 89
WIND DIR            S    SW       W     W       W    SW       S    SW
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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