Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
153 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Dry conditions will be the main concern for fire weather the next
several days as fuels continue to dry out/cure after the recent
widespread precipitation.  Near to above normal temperatures will be
the rule into next weekend, but 20 foot winds will likely remain
below 20 mph sustained and preclude critical fire weather
conditions.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-131615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1253 PM MST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent above 6000 feet...35-45 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....57 to 62 above 6000 feet...60 to 65 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/46600 knot-ft.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30 above 6000 feet...in the lower 30s
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in the
                      lower 50s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000
                      feet...northeast 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 13 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/42500 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 50s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 50s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-131615-
Southeast Plains-
1253 PM MST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......6400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/64700 knot-ft.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/62600 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-131615-
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
153 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017 /1253 PM MST Tue Dec 12 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....30 to 35 across the mountains...in the upper
                      30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west
                      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s across the
                      mountains...around 70 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25 percent across the mountains...20 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 19 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/67800 knot-ft.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 30s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....52 to 57 across the mountains...in the upper
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent across the mountains...20-25
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......10000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/115800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s across the mountains...in
the lower 60s along the Rio Grande. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s across the
mountains...in the mid 60s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
mid 60s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-131615-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
153 PM CST Tue Dec 12 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....31 to 36.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 5 to 10 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/68600 knot-ft.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 30s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      northwest after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 25 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/79000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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