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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
An active weather pattern over the region will keep temperatures
fluctuating between being near normal to about 10 degrees below
normal. The main fire weather concern over the next week will be
occasional strong winds. Relative humidities tomorrow will be
close to 15 percent and some areas west of a line from Truth or
Consequences down to Deming could see a couple hours of critical
conditions in the late afternoon. Tomorrow will have breezy to
windy conditions with a little decrease for Saturday and Sunday
but with cooler temperatures. Strong winds will return for Tuesday
and Wednesday next week with more near critical conditions
possible.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-231400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....17-21.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....57-62 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....17-21 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (192800 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 6600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (104100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-231400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM MST FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-28.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph decreasing to around
                      5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust.
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 10 mph
                      increasing to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2600 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (178100 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....28-32.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph becoming
                      northwest around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....49-53.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3400-5100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (58500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-231400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....28-32.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........53-58 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph becoming south
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust.
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (199800 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....32-36.
* Max humidity........43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....50-55.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4900-6300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (80800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. South winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-231400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....23-27.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-30.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......40 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....47-52.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (201000 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....23-27.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-33.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5200-6000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (160200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-231400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-36.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming
                      northeast around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (153900 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
* Max humidity........41-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 46 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-57.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3900-5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (82300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-231400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
148 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....32-34.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph becoming northwest
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....68-72.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180800 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-39.
* Max humidity........45-50 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-58.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4300-5400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (103800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
East winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. South winds around 10 mph.

$$
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