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
238 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A few showers will be seen across the area today though rainfall
amounts will generally be less than a quarter of an inch. Minimum
afternoon humidities will be above 20 percent for most of the next
seven days except Monday, when they drop to the lower teens. Light to
modest winds will prevent critical fire weather conditions from
developing. Overnight recovery will be good to excellent the
remainder of this week, becoming fair next week.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-201630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
138 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Numerous
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...52 to 57
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....60 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...77 to 82
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southwest winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, southwest winds 15 to 20
                      mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......9700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....52 to 57.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent above 6000 feet...40-60 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s above 6000 feet...74 to 79
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$

NMZ115-201630-
Southeast Plains-
138 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77 to 82.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......11700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-201630-
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
238 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017 /138 PM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...southeast 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....78 to 83 across the mountains...87 to 92
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent across the mountains...30-40
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...south 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....10 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent across the mountains...70-90
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 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...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77 to 82 across the mountains...in the mid
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Not as warm. Highs around 70 across the mountains...
in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in
the upper 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-201630-
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
238 PM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......11600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$



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