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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...
We will see a couple more cool and dry days, before an approaching
upper level storm system will bring a chance for lowland rain
showers and mountain snow showers later on Sunday. Right now the
snow level looks to be around 6K to 7K. Current snow totals are in
the 1 to 3 inch range, but if the system slows a little, snow
totals could jump higher. For many lowland locations we are
looking at 0.10 to 0.25 inches of rain. The rest of next week will
be dry with a slow warming trend. Winds won`t be much of a factor,
except on Sunday were winds could be breezy, but should stay below
critical levels. Min RH`s will be on the increase into Sunday and
then slowly decreasing after that, but min RH`s looked to be at or
above 20% for the next 7 days.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-152200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-52.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2100-3900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (30600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-23.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....47-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-54.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (60800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Southwest
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-152200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....51-53.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2300-3900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (55800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....21-23.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........81-86 percent.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..East 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....55-59.
* Min humidity........24-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (710300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around 30. Highs
in the lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-152200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....47-51.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2500-4100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (27900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....21-25.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....52-56.
* Min humidity........28-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (74600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-152200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2200-4000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (42300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....17-21.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-26.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1600 ft AGL increasing to 3600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (54700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-152200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....50-52.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........29-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2600-4400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (30700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-28.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........80-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..East 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-56.
* Min humidity........35-37 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (48800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-152200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
651 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....48-52.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........34-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2600-4400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (30300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-27.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........85-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-57.
* Min humidity........35-39 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (76800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the upper
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$
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