Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
154 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Fire weather concerns will remain low the next several days. Min
RHs will remain above 25% areawide each afternoon. Nocturnal recovery
will range from good to excellent the next several nights.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-151630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1254 PM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....24 to 29.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......40 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in the upper
                      40s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southeast winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, north winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast 15 to 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/32000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent above 6000 feet...45-65 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....50 to 55 above 6000 feet...52 to 57 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/88200 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in the lower 50s below 6000 feet.
West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 40s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 50s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-151630-
Southeast Plains-
1254 PM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 20s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......42 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 15 to 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/52900 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/128000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the upper 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-151630-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, Presidio,
Marfa, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
154 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017 /1254 PM MST Thu Dec 14 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s across the
                      mountains...around 40 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 5 to 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 40s across the mountains...in the
                      upper 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast 15 to 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/86500 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30 across the mountains...in the upper
                      30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet, southwest winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 24 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/114000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the upper 50s across the mountains...around 70 along the Rio Grande.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s across the
mountains...in the upper 60s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to
15 mph above 5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s across the mountains...
around 70 along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-151630-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
154 PM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....30 to 35.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast 15 to 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 13 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/55000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/114600 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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