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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

...A FEW HOURS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON
OVER THE EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO
MONDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
Disturbance passing over northern New Mexico today to produce brisk
west to northwest winds central and east along with meager snow
accumulations northwest and north central. Low humidities over the
east will allow for a few hours of critical fire weather conditions
over the East Central Plains this afternoon but temperatures remain
below average. Better potential for critical conditions over the
eastern plains Monday afternoon as southwest winds increase and
afternoon humidities trend lower and temperatures warmer. Another
weather system to cross New Mexico Wednesday with stronger winds,
cooler temperatures and potential for wetting precipitation west and
central. Zonal flow to end the work week could bring another round
of stronger winds and above average temperatures Friday, with
critical conditions redeveloping over the eastern plains.

NMZ101-252200-
Northwest Plateau-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers in
  the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........19-29 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....9-14.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........56-76 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south
  in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
42 to 47. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to
39 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 48 to 53. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 19 to 24 percent.

$$

NMZ102-252200-
North Central Mountains-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with numerous snow showers in
  the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph becoming northwest 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....4-9.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....48-68 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....53-73 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the north
  after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 37 to 42. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity
25 to 35 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 47. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.

$$

NMZ103-252200-
Northeast Highlands-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered snow showers in
  the morning, then mostly sunny in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-30.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-43.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph becoming northwest 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....45-65 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-61 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....40-45.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 58. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 8 to 13 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 45 to 50. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity
19 to 29 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ104-252200-
Northeast Plains-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........35-55 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........9-14 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 54 to 59. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ105-252200-
Northwest Highlands-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-27 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph becoming northwest 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....10-15.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....39-59 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 5 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 15
  to 25 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....42-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 38 to 43. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity
27 to 37 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ106-252200-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph becoming northwest 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........37-57 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 63. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
48 to 53. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to
29 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ107-252200-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....16-20.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph shifting to the west
  15 to 20 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-43.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
43 to 48. West winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to
34 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ108-252200-
East Central Plains-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....20-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........35-55 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph becoming west 10 to 20
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 70. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 60. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 61. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ109-252200-
West Central Highlands-
358 AM MST Sun Feb 25 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....32-37.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph becoming northwest 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....15-19.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....34-54 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-62 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 5 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 15
  to 25 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
39 to 44. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$



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