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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
432 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Rain chances will be on the increase into next week, beginning in
Southeast New Mexico and spreading into West Texas this weekend.
A cold front will move into the region Monday night, resulting in
significantly cooler temperatures the rest of the week. Overnight
recovery will be good to excellent through 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-TXZ258-240945-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
332 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...76 to 81
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent above 6000 feet...45-55 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 30 to 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 24 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s above 6000 feet...57 to 62
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...76 to 81
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 24 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the mid
70s below 6000 feet. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in the upper
60s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in the upper
60s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000 feet...
northeast 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-240945-
Southeast Plains-
332 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....78 to 83.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................5.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 30 to 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......8600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................5.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......10200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-240945-
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
432 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017 /332 AM MDT Sat Sep 23 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....Around 80 across the mountains...in the lower
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........45-55 percent across the mountains...35-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......10500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 23 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent across the mountains...65-85
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s across the
                      mountains...around 90 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent across the mountains...45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......9600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/95100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s across the mountains...in the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...northeast 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs in the upper
60s across the mountains...in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-240945-
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
432 AM CDT Sat Sep 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Showers and
                      thunderstorms likely.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....70 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.

$$



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