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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
251 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017

..FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR WARM, DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS ALONG
AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO FORT STOCKTON LINE TUESDAY AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Near critical fire weather conditions are expected through early
this evening in the Guadalupe Mountains as rh/s drop to 10-15 percent
with sustained west winds of 15 to 25 mph. After poor recovery west,
good recovery east tonight, fire weather concerns will increase Tuesday
as an upper storm system approaches. Will continue a Fire Weather Watch
for locations along and west of a Seminole to Fort Stockton line. More
critical or near critical fire weather could occur Wednesday, but mainly
over southwest Texas.

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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-TXZ258-281645-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
151 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....47 to 52.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 15 to 20 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s above 6000 feet...63 to 68
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent above 6000 feet...10-15 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25
                      to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......14900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 30s above 6000 feet...40 to 45
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...west winds 30 to 40 mph in
                      the evening. Below 6000 feet...west winds 25
                      to 35 mph in the evening.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s above 6000 feet...60 to 65
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 50 to 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......12400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Breezy. Highs around 70 above 6000 feet...in
the mid 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Cooler. Highs around 60 above 6000 feet...
in the mid 60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above
6000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-281645-
Southeast Plains-
151 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....70 to 75.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20
                      to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......16600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....64 to 69.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Cooler. Highs around 70. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ079-081-281645-
Presidio Valley-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Presidio, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
251 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...65-85
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...south winds 10 to 15 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...southeast winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the west after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to southwest 20 to 25 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet...west winds 5 to
                      10 mph increasing to southwest 15 to 20 mph
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 to 35 mph
* Mixing height.......19400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49 across the mountains...in the mid
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent across the mountains...15-25
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...west winds 15 to 20 mph
                      decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent across the mountains...5-10
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...west winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......14700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 33 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the mountains...in
the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in the mid
90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the
mountains...in the upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-080-281645-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Marfa
251 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017 /151 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....47 to 52.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....75 to 80.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......17500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....43 to 48.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 30 mph
                      decreasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
                      Below 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....67 to 72.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......12100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ046>048-051>053-061>063-068>070-082-281645-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-
Crane-Upton-Reagan-Terrell-
Including the cities of Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Stanton, Big Spring,
Colorado City, Odessa, Midland, Garden City, Crane, McCamey, Rankin,
Big Lake, Dryden, and Sanderson
251 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......39 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......16700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....48 to 53.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......66 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      west 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......13900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045-050-058>060-067-075-281645-
Gaines-Andrews-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-
Ward-Pecos-
Including the cities of Seminole, Andrews, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit,
Monahans, and Fort Stockton
251 PM CDT Mon Mar 27 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....52 to 57.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....79 to 84.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      west 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......17300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....45 to 50.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....71 to 76.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......13300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$



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