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MONROE NFDRS SITE Point Forecast Matrix


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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