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
237 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns continue to remain low into the upcoming week.
Moisture will increase over the next few days as a couple of storm
systems cross the region. Winds will increase this afternoon into
next week, but RH`s will remain above critical levels. Warmer
temperatures will arrive Sunday and stick around into the middle of
next week.

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-170845-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
137 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....46 to 51 above 6000 feet...49 to 54 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/98600 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 30s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent above 6000 feet...55-75 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 20 to 25 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent). Chance of
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....51 to 56 above 6000 feet...55 to 60 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southwest winds 15 to 20 mph
                      becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, south winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......7700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 23 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/113000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs
around 50 above 6000 feet...in the mid 50s below 6000 feet. West
winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs
around 50 above 6000 feet...in the lower 50s below 6000 feet. West
winds 5 to 10 mph above 6000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below
6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-170845-
Southeast Plains-
137 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/140700 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....32 to 37.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-85 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...West 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....57 to 62.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......8500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/102800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs
in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-170845-
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
237 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017 /137 AM MST Sat Dec 16 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 40s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent across the mountains...35-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...south 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......7700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/139000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....34 to 39.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent across the mountains...80-100
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 60 across the mountains...in the upper
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-170845-
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
237 AM CST Sat Dec 16 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......7900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/126600 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....37 to 42.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....64 to 69.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/114400 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers. Highs
in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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