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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE EAST CENTRAL
PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

An upper level disturbance will keep a few showers going over the
north central to northeastern sections of New Mexico today. Winds
will shift northwesterly and pick up in speed with even a northerly
direction observed in the northeastern plains this afternoon. Some
stronger speeds of 15 to 25 mph will be observed in many locales and
even higher speeds of 25 to 35 mph in the central highlands and east
central plains. Low humidity will also develop in the east central
plains, giving critical fire weather conditions. On Monday, expect
temperatures to rebound a few degrees while breezes shift from the
south southwest with light to moderate speeds. A strong low pressure
system is still forecast to arrive by Tuesday and Wednesday with
cooling temperatures and increasing precipitation chances.


NMZ101-262200-
Northwest Plateau-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........63-83 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 27 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 53 to 58. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 28 to 38 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 58 to 63.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ102-262200-
North Central Mountains-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain and snow showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....24-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....28-33.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....64-84 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....63-83 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 28 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
  and snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....47-52.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-28 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 51 to 56. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs
49 to 54. North winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 33 to
43 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 56 to 61. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.

$$

NMZ103-262200-
Northeast Highlands-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
  chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-34.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....63-83 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....63-83 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....50-55.
*    Below 8000 ft....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 56 to 61. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers likely and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 45 to 50. North winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 41 to 51 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 63. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ104-262200-
Northeast Plains-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely and slight chance of
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........18-28 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph shifting to the northwest
  20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph becoming northwest 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........74-94 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to south 15
  to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 63 to 68. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 50 to 55. North winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum
Humidity 41 to 51 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 67. Northwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ105-262200-
Northwest Highlands-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....49-54.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-35.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-76 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 26 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....51-56.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest
  15 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 49 to 54. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to 37 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
53 to 58. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to
36 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 66. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ106-262200-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....68-73.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........41-61 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-75.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 62 to 67. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 60 to 65.
Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 74. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ107-262200-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....53-58.
*    Below 8000 ft....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-38.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....27-47 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....48-68 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....56-61.
*    Below 8000 ft....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers likely and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 58 to 63. South winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Highs 52 to 57.
Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to 38 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.

$$

NMZ108-262200-
East Central Plains-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph becoming northwest 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........70-90 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 27 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph becoming north 5 to 10
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....70-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......East 5 to 10 mph increasing to south 10 to 20
  mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Highs 69 to 74. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 13 to 23 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 28 to 38 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 68 to 73. Northwest winds 5 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.

$$

NMZ109-262200-
West Central Highlands-
554 AM MDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....51-56.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph becoming northwest 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-35.
*    Below 8000 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-62 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....54-59.
*    Below 8000 ft....63-68.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers, snow showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 51 to 56. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
53 to 58. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to
34 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

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