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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Upper low remains in the area through Tuesday. Light rain showers in
the lowlands and snow showers in the mountains are expected to
continue through this period. Min RH values also continue between
the 50s and upper 30s. For the rest of the week, quiet weather comes
back. Above normal temperatures (upper 50s and lower 60s) and dry
air (Min RHs in the lower 30s and upper 20s) set in the region. The
approach of another upper low to the north brings stronger winds on
Thursday, which gives the best ventilation rates of the week.
Towards the end of the week and early next week a strong cold front
could be pushing through with cold temps and mostly dry air.

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...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.




NMZ110-181330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Numerous snow
                      showers and rain showers in the evening, then
                      scattered rain showers and snow showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....99-100 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....94-99 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      northwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2800-4700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (24600 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers in the
                      evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....88-93 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 4000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (40900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower 40s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

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NMZ111-181330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Numerous rain
                      showers in the evening, then scattered rain
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....35-39.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........95-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....51-55.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......40 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 5900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (28200 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....31-33.
* Max humidity........95-100 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-56.
* Min humidity........39-43 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (57600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-181330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Numerous rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....32-37.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........94-99 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) until 1100,
                      then partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      rain showers.
* Max temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2500-4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (22800 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....30-34.
* Max humidity........91-96 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....52-56.
* Min humidity........36-41 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (39300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-181330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Numerous rain showers
                      and snow showers.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-34.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....92-97 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....92-97 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) until 1100,
                      then partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      rain showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2000-3900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (32500 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers through the
                      night.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-34.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....81-86 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 4600 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (88400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-181330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Numerous rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....36-39.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........95-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........49-53 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 4500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (24300 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....35-37.
* Max humidity........94-99 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....55-57.
* Min humidity........43-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1600-3400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (51000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-181330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
222 PM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........81-86 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........44-49 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (57600 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Min temperature.....35-37.
* Max humidity........94-99 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-58.
* Min humidity........41-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 3900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (79700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in
the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

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