Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
324 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Dry conditions will be the main concern for fire weather the next
several days as fuels continue to dry out/cure after the recent
widespread precipitation.  Near to above normal temperatures will be
the rule into next weekend, but 20 foot winds will likely remain
below 20 mph sustained and preclude critical fire weather
conditions.

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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-TXZ258-130930-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
224 AM MST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the mid
                      50s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, northeast winds 15 to 20 mph
                      shifting to the southeast 10 to 15 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/33600 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent above 6000 feet...35-45 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....58 to 63 above 6000 feet...60 to 65 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/46100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs around 50 above 6000 feet...in the
lower 50s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above
6000 feet...northeast 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the mid
50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-130930-
Southeast Plains-
224 AM MST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/49400 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/73100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-130930-
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
324 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017 /224 AM MST Tue Dec 12 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...
                      east 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/73400 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....30 to 35 across the mountains...in the upper
                      30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west
                      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25 percent across the mountains...20 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/71800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the mountains...in
the upper 60s along the Rio Grande. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
mid 60s along the Rio Grande. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s across the
mountains...in the upper 60s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-130930-
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
324 AM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/32400 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....31 to 36.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/71200 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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