Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
000
FNUS54 KEPZ 252007
FWFEPZ

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
Breezy to windy conditions will continue through the next 5-7
days with the strongest winds coming on Friday but relative
humidities will be marginal this day for critical conditions. An
upper low will be moving across the Rockies Friday night and
Saturday which will bring precipitation to the region and possibly
snow in the Sacramento mountains. There is a good chance for
critical conditions developing on Thursday however. A Fire Weather
Watch is in effect for Thursday afternoon and evening. Dry
northwest flow will redevelop behind this system with temperatures
rebounding early next week. While breezy conditions will
continue, winds look to remain just below critical speeds.

&&

...Percentages shown in the sky/weather portion reflect
sky cover amount...

...Mean elevations used to obtain mixing heights as follows:
Zone 110 - Reserve   (5900 ft)
Zone 111 - Deming    (4300 ft)
Zone 112 - Las Cruces(3900 ft)
Zone 113 - Ruidoso   (6900 ft)

Ventilation categories are determined by criteria established
by the state of New Mexico.




NMZ110-261415-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph becoming
                      northwest 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      west around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (198100 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....36-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-45.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....64-69.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 20 mph increasing to
                      around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (314400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-261415-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....47-51.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-7 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184900 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....47-51.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....81-85.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 9700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (326200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 70s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-261415-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph becoming
                      northwest around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL increasing to 10900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (195200 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....49-54.
* Max humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....82-87.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 12500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (345700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs around 70. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-261415-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph becoming
                      northwest around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......8200 ft AGL increasing to 11800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (284600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....37-41.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....64-69.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 12200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (422800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West
winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-261415-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....57-61.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........23-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 35 mph becoming
                      northwest around 25 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-82.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7300-9100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (157300 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-59.
* Max humidity........21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....85-89.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (329700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
80s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs
in the lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-261415-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
207 PM MDT Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph becoming
                      northwest around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-82.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7900 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (187600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....52-56.
* Max humidity........26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....84-89.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (321600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s.
Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$
26


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.