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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
Expect a mixed bag of weather ahead of a major system coming in
later today and Saturday dropping down from the central Rockies
into New Mexico. Windy and dusty lowlands E of the Rio Grande this
afternoon Critical fire. Critical fire weather condition`s are
expected Saturday over the low elevations of the southwest
quarter of New Mexico. Some showers or a thunderstorm are
possible over the mountains. The cold front with this system will
move through later tonight. Some showers may continue over the
mountains. Much colder air will move in by Saturday with daytime
highs some 15 to 20 degrees cooler than today. This colder air
may eventually produce some light snow (1-3 inches) in the
mountains, mainly above 7000 ft in the Sacramento Mountains. The
storm will clear out Sunday. Temps will be back to above normal by
Monday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers through the night. Scattered snow
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....27-31.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph becoming
                      northwest around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) until 1200,
                      then partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      rain showers until 1200. scattered snow
                      showers. isolated showers and thunderstorms
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....17-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......12100 ft AGL increasing to 16800 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (331100 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Isolated snow
                      showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (266000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......13100 ft AGL increasing to 17900 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (462100 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
* Max humidity........42-47 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 20 mph becoming southeast
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....72-76.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (218100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers. isolated thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......12100 ft AGL increasing to 14800 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (369200 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....35-40.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-72.
* Min humidity........11-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6400 ft AGL increasing to 12100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (274000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers through the night. Scattered snow
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....33-37.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph becoming
                      northwest around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers. scattered
                      thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......24 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      north in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......11000-11700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (223500 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers and isolated rain showers.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....23-27.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....72-77 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (254500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-291215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 AM MDT SATURDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....57-61.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......23 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......12400-14300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (442100 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-43.
* Max humidity........49-53 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-74.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (239200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows around 50. Highs around 80. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-291215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
234 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......22 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......11000 ft AGL increasing to 15600 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (482700 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-72.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (265800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

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