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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER TROUGH AND PACIFIC COLD FRONT WILL AFFECT THE AREA TODAY...
WITH A BAND OF RAIN AND SNOW MOVING EAST OF THE AREA BY THIS
EVENING. A SECONDARY UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL KEEP THE THREAT OF
RAIN AND SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE OTERO MESA AND HUDSPETH COUNTY
INTO SATURDAY. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL SUNDAY WITH NEAR-
NORMAL TEMPERATURES EXPECTED MONDAY. A STRONG BACKDOOR COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING BRINGING ANOTHER SHARP
DROP IN TEMPERATURES AND A SHIFT TO EASTERLY WINDS. ANOTHER UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE MAY BRING THE RISK OF RAIN AND SNOW BACK TO THE
AREA BY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-261945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....26-30.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....35-40.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......23 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5200-6800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (120800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....10-14.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....14-19.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....79-84 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....72-77 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....27-31.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....35-40.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....41-46 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 6 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (54400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 13 TO 18. HIGHS 40 TO 45. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO 28%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 20 TO 25. HIGHS 42 TO 47. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 21 TO 26. HIGHS 42 TO 47. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

NMZ111-261945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
                      SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL
                      1100...THEN ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1400.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49.
*    24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (152800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20-24.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-46.
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (27400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 17 TO 21. HIGHS NEAR 50. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO
28%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS
53 TO 58. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.

$$

NMZ112-261945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 1100...THEN
                      ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
*    24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (186800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........63-68 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (42600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 18 TO 22. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS 51 TO
56. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 45 TO 50. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.

$$

NMZ113-261945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED
                      SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH NOON...THEN ISOLATED
                      SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL MID-AFTERNOON. TOTAL
                      SNOWFALL 3 TO 6 INCHES...HIGHEST ABOVE 7500
                      FEET AND ALONG WEST-FACING SLOPES.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....30-35.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....37-42.
*    24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....37-42 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (190300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....14-18.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....17-21.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....69-74 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....27-32.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....33-38.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....45-50 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....40-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (37000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 16 TO 20. HIGHS 40 TO 45. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 27 TO 32%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 20S. HIGHS 42 TO 47.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 27 TO 32%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 19 TO
24. HIGHS 33 TO 38. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
46 TO 51%.

$$

TXZ055-261945-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS UNTIL 1100. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
                      AFTER 0800 UNTIL 1100...THEN ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-52.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-33 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 44 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (158300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-32.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........61-66 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING NORTH
                      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-47.
* MIN HUMIDITY........33-37 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (56400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS NEAR 50.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 28 TO 33%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 24 TO 29%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS NEAR
50. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.

$$

TXZ056-261945-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
756 AM MST FRI DEC 26 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 1100...THEN
                      SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........33-38 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 46 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (139800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-33.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........67-72 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING NORTH
                      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). ISOLATED SNOW
                      SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS
                      THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
* MIN HUMIDITY........42-47 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (49100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS 48 TO 53. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 25 TO 30%.
.TUESDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER
30S. HIGHS 42 TO 47. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 43 TO
48%.

$$








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