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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
211 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TO 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE,
AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE, DAVIS, AND APACHE
MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54
CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS, lOVING, WINKLER AND
WARD COUNTIES, MARFA PLATEAU, AND BIG BEND AREA...

.DISCUSSION...
Very windy and dry conditions are occurring across Southeast New
Mexico and much of West Texas.  A Red Flag Warning remains in effect
into the evening.  RH recovery tonight only expected to be fair
as the wind will remain out of the west.  Friday looks to not be
as windy and Southeast New Mexico and the Trans Pecos may approach
near critical conditions again Friday afternoon.  A cold front will
move into the area Friday night with a chance of thunderstorms
entering the forecast.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-281615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
111 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...52 to 57
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent above 6000 feet...25-45 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, west winds 30 to 40 mph
                      decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight.
                      Below 6000 feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph
                      decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 50 to 60 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s above 6000 feet...74 to 79
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to
                      35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......13100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s above 6000 feet...45 to 50
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 20 to
                      25 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 55 to 65 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...54 to 59
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 75 mph.
* Mixing height.......17800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 46 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 60s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in
the mid 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph above
6000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000 feet...
west 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or
below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-281615-
Southeast Plains-
111 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....54 to 59.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......14800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....48 to 53.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......40 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph becoming northwest 10
                      to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 50 to 60 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....56 to 61.
*    24 hr trend......28 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 75 mph.
* Mixing height.......18400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 43 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs around 80. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-080-081-281615-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, Marfa,
Big Bend NP, and Marathon
211 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017 /111 PM MDT Thu Apr 27 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      upper 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent across the mountains...30-50
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 30 mph
                      decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 30 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....81 to 86 across the mountains...around 100
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........15 percent across the mountains...10 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......18400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....54 to 59 across the mountains...in the upper
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent across the mountains...25-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....62 to 67 across the mountains...around 90
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...10-15
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 20 to 25 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......16600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...northwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 70s across the
mountains...in the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in
the mid 90s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ079-281615-
Presidio Valley-
Including the city of Presidio
211 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....92 to 97.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......18500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....74 to 79.
*    24 hr trend......22 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......14400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph
above 5000 feet...northwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below
5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 90. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-061>063-068>070-075-082-281615-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Ector-
Midland-Glasscock-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Odessa, Midland, Garden City,
Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
211 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....60 to 65.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....89 to 94.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......16600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....58 to 63.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....71 to 76.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......15300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ058>060-067-281615-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ward-
Including the cities of Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, and Monahans
211 PM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 90s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......16400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......23 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to
                      30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......16900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$


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