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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A deepening upper level trough over the western U.S. will begin to
pull some enhanced mid-level moisture into areas near and east of
the Rio Grande today. This will result in an increase in showers
and thunderstorms this evening and through Saturday, but dry air
will persist in SW New Mexico. Temperatures will slowly drop to
near-normal by Sunday. A backdoor cold front will bring cooler
temperatures and more widespread precipitation by Tuesday, mainly
for areas east of the Continental Divide.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-231215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....85-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......41 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (279300 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (95800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows
in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. South
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-231215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....80-84.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (260600 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-82.
* Min humidity........16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL increasing to 8400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (100600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the
lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-231215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....59-63.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....82-86.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (280500 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....57-62.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....80-84.
* Min humidity........16-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (110300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds around
5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80. East winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-231215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....50-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
*    24 hr trend......47 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-80.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (94100 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-52.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-59.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....73-78 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-80.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 8500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (164600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-231215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening,
                      then slight chance of showers and
                      thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min temperature.....64-66.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
*    24 hr trend......39 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....85-89.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (66600 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....64-66.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      north after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-85.
* Min humidity........21-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (101700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
80s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
East winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-231215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
136 PM MDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........91-96 percent.
*    24 hr trend......34 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....83-87.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 5500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (42000 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....62-64.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      east after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....81-85.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (97900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs around 80. East winds around
5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around
10 mph.

$$



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