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
350 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Above normal temperatures are expected once again today, with min
RHs around 12% to 15% expected across portions of the Guadalupe
Mountains, the Southeast New Mexico Plains, and northern Permian
Basin.  However, 20ft winds will remain under 15 mph in these areas,
precluding critical fire weather conditions. A cold front will move
through the region overnight, resulting in below normal temperatures
and improved RH through the end of the week.  Fire weather concerns
will remain low.

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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-TXZ258-141000-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
250 AM MST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....58 to 63 above 6000 feet...61 to 66 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/47200 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....30 to 35.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 40s above 6000 feet...45 to 50
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......16 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/67200 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 40s below 6000 feet. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...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.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 40s below 6000 feet. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-141000-
Southeast Plains-
250 AM MST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      northwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/65000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....49 to 54.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......7200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/77700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-141000-
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
350 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017 /250 AM MST Wed Dec 13 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/69900 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 30s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....52 to 57 across the mountains...in the mid
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/91000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the mid 40s across the mountains...in the upper 50s along the Rio
Grande. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the
mountains...in the lower 60s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below
5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s across the
mountains...in the upper 60s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-141000-
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
350 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/73600 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....32 to 37.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the north
                      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/85000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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