Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
222 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY
EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
PLAINS FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF
20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.DISCUSSION...

Temperatures will warm to above normal for Monday and Tuesday before
a brief cool down on Wednesday then back up to above normal for
Thursday and Friday. RH values of 15 percent or less will be present
as far east as the central Permian Basin Monday afternoon with winds
of 20 mph or more generally affecting locations along and west of the
Upper Trans Pecos. Critical fire weather is possible across the
Guadalupe Mountains and southeast New Mexico plains on Monday. Fire
weather concerns will be even greater for Tuesday as low RH values
expand across the whole area and winds of 20 mph or greater expand
further eastward. The most likely areas for fire weather Tuesday will
be the Guadalupe Mountains, southeast New Mexico plains, and Van Horn
area with other areas having recent green-up.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-241630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
122 PM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Above 6000 feet, in the lower 50s.
* Min temperature.....Below 6000 feet, in the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent above 6000 feet...35-55 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000
                      feet...southeast 10 to 15 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...78 to 83
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph,
                      Gusts up to 55 mph. Below 6000 feet,
                      southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to
                      west 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...54 to 59
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 20
                      to 25 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s above 6000 feet...75 to 80
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent above 6000 feet...10-15 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to
                      west 35 to 45 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up
                      to 65 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 54 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 70 above 6000 feet...in the mid 70s
below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity
at or below 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the mid 70s above
6000 feet...around 80 below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Windy. Highs in the mid 70s above
6000 feet...around 80 below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-241630-
Southeast Plains-
122 PM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

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

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....88 to 93.
*    24 hr trend......16 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......15000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....84 to 89.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph shifting to the
                      west 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......14800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 50 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-241630-
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
222 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017 /122 PM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....50 to 55 across the mountains...in the upper
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southeast winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet, southeast winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                      thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....79 to 84 across the mountains...in the mid
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 15 to 20 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......15900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....52 to 57 across the mountains...in the lower
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...40-60
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....81 to 86 across the mountains...around 103
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent across the mountains...5 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      shifting to the southwest 25 to 35 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet, southwest winds
                      20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......17100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 46 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 90s 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.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in
the upper 90s along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s across the mountains...around
100 along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph above
5000 feet...southwest 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-241630-
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
222 PM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....90 to 95.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......17000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 60.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....92 to 97.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      west 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......15800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 48 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Not as warm. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest
winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below
15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$


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