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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...
After a cooler day today, temperatures will warm about 3 to 6
degrees for Saturday before cooling slightly as another upper low
develops along the AZ/MX border region. This system will spread
precipitation across the region with lowland rain and mountain
snow likely into at least early Monday. Several inches of snow are
possible in the mountain zones with rainfall amounts of around a
quarter inch. After this system exits the region early next week,
westerly flow will setup and warm temperatures back to about 5
degrees above normal. Winds will generally be light during
forecast period with breezy conditions possible Sunday. Another
storm system is expected the later part of next week.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-161400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-22 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 5100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (71600 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-28.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....81-86 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Snow showers
                      and rain showers likely.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 6300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-161400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....22-27.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........77-82 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..East 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1600 ft AGL increasing to 4100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (71700 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of rain
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....37-41.
* Max humidity........79-84 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Rain showers
                      likely.
* Max temperature.....51-56.
* Min humidity........48-53 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 6900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (201400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-161400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....23-28.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........70-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1700-3600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (51700 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....34-38.
* Max humidity........78-83 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of snow
                      showers early in the morning. Chance of rain
                      showers in the morning, then rain showers
                      likely in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....47-52.
* Min humidity........54-59 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (158800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s. South
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-161400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....19-23.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......37 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (54900 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Chance of snow
                      showers in the morning. Chance of rain
                      showers through the day. Snow showers likely
                      in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300-4100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (130200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
around 30. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-161400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-28.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........79-84 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (44800 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
* Max humidity........79-84 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the morning, then chance
                      of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....53-57.
* Min humidity........50-55 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 6800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (185800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
South winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-161400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
144 PM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-30.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........81-86 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........31-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (66000 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....37-39.
* Max humidity........78-83 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the morning, then chance
                      of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....56-61.
* Min humidity........43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 6000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (164200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and slight chance of
snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$
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