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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
Fire weather concerns increase starting tomorrow. For today we
will see very warm conditions, with min RH`s in the teens, but
winds will stay below 15 mph. On Thursday an approaching upper
level storm system will bring some high clouds and very strong
winds to the area. With min RH`s in the low to mid teens, most
lowland locations will see Red Flag conditions for several hours
on Thursday afternoon. A Red Flag Warning for Thursday is
currently in effect. Very dry air will punch in behind this storm
system so min RH`s will drop to near 10% in the lowlands for
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but winds will stay a little below
critical levels so Red Flag conditions are NOT expected for those
days. We will see more windy days next week, but by then some
slightly high moisture will have worked into the area so again
right now Red Flag conditions are not expected for the first part
of 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.




NMZ110-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (181500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (191500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....64-69.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (238900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 8400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (174500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-52.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....66-71.
* Min humidity........11-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (280000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....70-75.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (167700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63.
* 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 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (328400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-222200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-82.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1200 ft AGL increasing to 5300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (66100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....51-55.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........39-44 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....70-74.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (300000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-222200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
708 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-83.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (104200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........38-43 percent.
*    24 hr trend......30 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....71-76.
* Min humidity........12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (373800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$
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