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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
335 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING FOR
WINDY AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER AS
WELL AS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND FAR NORTHWEST PERMIAN BASIN...

.DISCUSSION...
RH recovery has been poor across most areas overnight and although
temperatures will be cooler today, west/northwest winds will pump
very dry air into the region and minimum RH/s will quickly drop to
5-10 percent areawide. Critical fire weather conditions are expected
to develop across Southeast NM, far northwest Permian Basin and
south of the Pecos River with wind speeds near 20 to 25 mph
sustained through the afternoon. A cold front will backdoor into the
area tonight, which will allow for good recovery over the Permian
Basin, but poor elsewhere. Otherwise, critical fire weather
conditions look to return Sunday.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-250945-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
235 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...55 to 60
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 70 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....26 to 31.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Gusts up to 50 mph in the evening. Below 6000
                      feet...west winds 20 to 30 mph becoming
                      northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...54 to 59
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...
around 60 below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, windy. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...in
the lower 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-250945-
Southeast Plains-
235 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....57 to 62.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......8500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-250945-
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
335 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017 /235 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CST /8 AM MST/ THIS MORNING
TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....59 to 64 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....29 to 34 across the mountains...in the lower
                      40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....58 to 63 across the mountains...in the mid
                      70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 10 to 15 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...northwest winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......7500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the mountains...in
the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph
above 5000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 20 to
25 mph above 5000 feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045-058-075-082-250945-
Gaines-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Pecos, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
335 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....69 to 74.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......8500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....33 to 38.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....63 to 68.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/110500 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ046>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-250945-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Loving-Winkler-
Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
Including the cities of Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews, Stanton,
Big Spring, Colorado City, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland,
Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, and Big Lake
335 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....58 to 63.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/102000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest
winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below
15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$


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