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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Poor ventilation rates continue today and into Friday. Breezy west
winds will combine with near record highs Friday and Saturday. These
ingredients combined with low humidity and Haines 5 to 6 will create
critical fire conditions Friday afternoon across the eastern plains,
and again Saturday afternoon as winds shift southwest. A potent
Pacific winter storm system moves into the region late Saturday
increasing winds across the state through Sunday. Temperatures
plummet 15 to 30 degrees behind the front Sunday with bitter cold
wind chills across much of the state. Wetting precipitation from
this system will favor the western and central high terrain with
valley rain turning to snow by Sunday morning. Temperatures trend
back up early next week with poor ventilation rates returning.

NMZ101-182200-
Northwest Plateau-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....47-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........22-27 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........52-72 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 23 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15
  to 20 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 47 to
52. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to 39 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 33 to 38.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 34 to 44 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 40 to 45. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.

$$

NMZ102-182200-
North Central Mountains-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....40-45.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....37-57 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming north
  10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....53-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph shifting to the west
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 46 to
51. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely. Highs 29 to 34. West
winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 32 to 42 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 35 to 40. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.

$$

NMZ103-182200-
Northeast Highlands-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-58.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....24-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-51 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-54 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 17 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph shifting to the northwest
  after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west 10
  to 20 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....51-56.
*    Below 8000 ft....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 61. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to 40.
West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 47. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ104-182200-
Northeast Plains-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........10-15 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in
  the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....24-29.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........39-59 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 17 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....68-72.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance of
rain showers. Highs 43 to 48. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum
Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ105-182200-
Northwest Highlands-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-30.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....53-73 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 19 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....50-55.
*    Below 8000 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 48 to
53. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to 37 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 32 to
37. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ106-182200-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....51-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........21-26 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....22-27.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........47-67 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 61. South winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ107-182200-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....40-44.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....28-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-48.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 54 to 59. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 35 to
40. West winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 47. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ108-182200-
East Central Plains-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Max Humidity........45-65 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Highs 45 to 50. West winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.

$$

NMZ109-182200-
West Central Highlands-
540 AM MST Thu Jan 18 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....47-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-29.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-54 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 25 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....54-58.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 48 to 53.
Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs 32 to
37. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 43 to 48. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

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