Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
355 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE RELATIVELY LOW TODAY AND SATURDAY WITH
BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND MINIMUM RH/S GENERALLY ABOVE 25
PERCENT.  RECOVERY WILL BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT SATURDAY MORNING, BUT
FAIR WEST AND GOOD EAST SUNDAY MORNING.  ABOVE NORMAL TEMPS ARE
EXPECTED SUNDAY WITH NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
OVER THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, MARFA PLATEAU AND STOCKTON PLATEAU.  A
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA MONDAY WHICH SHOULD LIMIT
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.

&&

FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-101000-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
255 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      FREEZING FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF
                      LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48 TO 53.
*    24 HR TREND......21 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...45-55 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
                      SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/30200 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...65-85 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57 TO 62.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
                      WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/57000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE
6000 FEET...IN THE MID 60S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH
ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 60S
BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST
10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-101000-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
255 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT). AREAS OF LIGHT
                      FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....43 TO 48.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/26800 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....26 TO 31.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
*    24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/54400 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-101000-
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...MARATHON
355 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016 /255 AM MST FRI DEC 9 2016/

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      FREEZING FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF
                      LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-50
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/26500 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32 TO 37.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...80-100
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...62 TO
                      67 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/46800 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-101000-
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...SANDERSON
355 AM CST FRI DEC 9 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). AREAS OF LIGHT
                      FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40 TO 45.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 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...WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/46100 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....27 TO 32.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57 TO 62.
*    24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 21 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/48000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$



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