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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
The region sits between Pacific storms today and will see a minor
break from the strong winds, however it will continue to be
breezy for most areas this afternoon with some areas east of the
Rio Grande coming close to critical conditions. Tuesday, the next
Pacific storm system moves across the area bringing very windy
conditions. Increased moisture with the system will keep min RHs
just above critical thresholds. As a result all zones will remain
just outside Reg Flag warning criteria Tuesday but with the
environment very dry and conditions very windy fire weather
conditions will be elevated and very near critical. Wednesday and
into the latter part of next week a period of calm, warm and dry
weather settles in over southern New Mexico and west Texas.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-272200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 6000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (159400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening, then chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....92-97 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....88-93 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Snow showers
                      likely and chance of rain showers in the
                      morning, then rain showers likely and slight
                      chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
                      Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 46 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......80 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1100, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (286600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
East winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-272200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (240000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day. Slight
                      chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
                      Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....59-64.
* Min humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1100, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (418000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. East
winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-272200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (193700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....41-46.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 46 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day. Slight
                      chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
                      Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....61-66.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph
                      increasing to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 46 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1100, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (499100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around
10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-272200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000-4800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (117700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 54 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of
                      snow showers in the morning. Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day. Slight
                      chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-58.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 30 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 54 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1100, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 50 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
snow showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest
winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-272200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-72.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 8500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....47-49.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....66-70.
* Min humidity........16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (475800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-272200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
656 AM MST Mon Feb 27 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 9200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (201100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........42-47 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....67-72.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph
                      increasing to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 12100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows
around 40. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. East winds around 10 mph.

$$
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