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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.DISCUSSION...
As one storm system exits, another will be on it`s heels for the
end of the week. In between on Thursday, expect high temperatures
to get into the mid 70s to around 80 over the lowlands and
relative humidities falling into the 10 percent range. Winds will
gradually increase out of the west to 15 to 20 mph, so near
critical conditions are expected but think the 3 hour criteria
will not be met. Friday will likely be a extreme fire weather day
with humidities again around 10 percent below 7000 feet but winds
will become sustained at 25 to 35 mph with higher gusts by mid to
late afternoon ahead of a cold front. A fire weather watch is in
effect. Cooler conditions with lighter winds over the weekend
before dry and warm weather returns for early next week.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-301430-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      clear (5-15 percent). Isolated showers and
                      thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      west around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 9600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (246300 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-22 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (358500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-301430-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      clear (5-15 percent). Isolated showers and
                      thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (232100 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....49-53.
* Max humidity........26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....68-73.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL increasing to 13400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (453200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows
in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-301430-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......16 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211100 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
* Max humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 12600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (419200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-301430-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....89-94 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      west around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 51 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....57-62.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 59 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (198200 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 60 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 56 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......7100 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (399400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-301430-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....42-46.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........62-67 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 10 mph increasing to west
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (203400 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-58.
* Max humidity........23-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....75-79.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to west around 30 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 12600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (449400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-301430-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
202 PM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........66-71 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 53 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 59 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184500 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....51-55.
* Max humidity........24-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 60 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....76-81.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 56 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 14500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (491700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around
5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$
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