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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.DISCUSSION...
This afternoon was the beginning of a 3-day warming trend with
temperatures near normal. West winds 10-15 mph this evening will
decrease to light terrain-driven winds tonight. Min RH values in the
teens most areas. Temperatures will continue to rebound to above
normal Monday and Tuesday.

Elevated fire risk on Tuesday as above normal temperatures will
combine with RH values below 15%. Winds will be near red flag
criteria especially west of the Rio Grande at 20-25 mph with gusts
up to 30 mph. Moisture moves into the area on Wednesday as a Pacific
cold front allows RH values to recover while still keeping it windy.
A chance for lowland rain showers and mountain snow on Wednesday
will likely be our only chance at precipitation in the forecast
period. The Pacific cold front on Wednesday will bring cooler
temperatures and a chance for lowland rain showers and mountain
snow. Gusty winds are expected along with a recovery in min RH
values.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-261245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....19-23.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 8700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (190900 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....24-28.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. South winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to southwest around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (281000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Colder. Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers.
Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
South winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-261245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-29.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the east
                      after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (176500 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....31-35.
* Max humidity........39-44 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. South winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to southwest around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 10300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (272100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with scattered snow showers
and isolated rain showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
South winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-261245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-30.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........38-43 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      south around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (135700 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....34-38.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-68.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 9800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (220100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated rain showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 15
mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-261245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....24-26.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-27.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....13-15 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (198100 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-16 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (283400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated snow showers. Lows in
the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50. West
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-261245-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....31-33.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (132900 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-43.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 9700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
South winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-261245-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
106 PM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....29-33.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 15 mph becoming northeast
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....64-69.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2400 ft AGL increasing to 9100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (182600 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
* Max humidity........34-39 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-74.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (295000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
South winds around 10 mph.

$$


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