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Chickasaw State Forest Fire Weather Point Forecast Matrix


TNZ053-261000-
CHICKASAW STATE FOREST NFDRS SITE-CHESTER TN
35.37N  88.83W ELEV. 496 FT
241 PM CST TUE NOV 25 2014

DATE           11/25/14      WED 11/26/14            THU 11/27/14            FRI
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 TEMP                 29          53          32          44          27
TEMP          49 41 36 33 31 29 38 49 53 45 39 36 34 32 37 42 44 37 33 30 29 27
DEWPT         27 30 28 27 25 26 27 29 31 30 30 29 28 27 29 29 29 29 28 27 26 25
MIN/MAX RH                   93          41          85          55          95
RH            42 65 72 78 78 88 64 46 43 55 70 75 78 81 72 60 55 72 82 88 88 92
WIND DIR      NW  N  N  N NW  S  S  S  W  W  W  W  W NW NW NW NW  N  E  S  S  S
WIND SPD       5  2  1  0  0  2  6 10 11 12 12 13 10  8 11  9  8  1  0  2  2  2
CLOUDS        B1 SC SC SC SC B1 B1 B1 B1 SC SC SC SC SC SC SC SC FW FW FW FW FW
CLOUDS(%)     53 46 30 27 27 61 61 62 62 44 44 44 44 35 35 35 35 18 18 18 18 18
POP 12HR                      5          20          10           0           0
QPF 12HR                      0        0.01           0           0           0
RAIN                                S  S
T WIND DIR    NW NW NW  W SW SE SE  S  S  W NW NW NW NW  N NW NW NW  N  E SE SE
T WIND SPD    11  9  4  3  2  3 10 20 18 24 29 23 19 13 10  6  5  3  3  2  3  3
MIXHGT M AGL          412     0   542   676  1000   845  1002  1007   377     0
MIXHGT FT AGL        1351     0  1776  2218  3280  2770  3287  3303  1236     0
MIXHGT M MSL          566    93   680   822  1155   979  1137  1142   521    89
MIXHGT FT MSL        1857   303  2230  2695  3790  3210  3729  3747  1708   290
TRANSWIND DIR          NW    SW    SE    SW    NW    NW    NW    NW     N    SE
TWIND SPD M/S           2     1     5     9    12     8     4     2     1     1
TWIND SPD MPH           4     2    12    20    27    18    10     5     3     3
VENT INDEX                 1520        5754       12705        4568         732
CATEGORY DAY                  1           3           4           3           1
500M MIXHGT T          43    43    47    49    45    40    39    43    43    44
500M TWND DIR          NW     W     S    SW    NW    NW    NW    NW     N    SE
500M TWND M/S           3     3     6    10    12     8     3     2     2     4
500M TWND MPH           8     6    13    24    27    18     8     5     5     9
DISPERSION              3     3    42    39    49    49    28    14     2     3
LAL                     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1     1
LASI                    4     4     3     4     3     3     2     4     4     3
STABILITY               C     F     E     C     C     F     E     C     C     F
STAG INDEX                    3           3           2           3           3


DATE           11/28/14  SAT 11/29/14  SUN 11/30/14  MON 12/01/14  TUE 12/02/14
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 TEMP     55      44    63      54    65      52    63      47    65
TEMP          51 51 46   44 60 59 56   54 63 59 55   52 61 55 51   47 62 60
DEWPT         30 35 37   42 49 51 52   52 55 53 53   50 51 49 47   47 52 52
RH            44 54 71   93 67 75 86   93 75 80 93   93 70 80 86  100 70 75
WIND DIR          S       S     S       S     S       S     W       E     S
WIND SPD        <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15     <15   <15
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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