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
407 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A cold front will lessen the fire weather threat today for most areas
except the Big Bend and lower Trans Pecos which could see low end
critical fire weather conditions. Warmer and drier conditions are
expected Thursday and Friday but wind speeds will be too low for Red
Flag conditions except perhaps in Eddy County and the Guadalupe
Mountains. Overnight recovery will be fair to good tonight, and poor
to fair tomorrow night.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-300915-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
307 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...50 to 55
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent above 6000 feet...50-70 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to
                      20 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s above 6000 feet...69 to 74
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...west winds 5 to 10 mph
                      increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet...southwest winds 15 to 20
                      mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in
the lower 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s above 6000 feet...
in the mid 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 60 above 6000 feet...in the mid 60s
below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-300915-
Southeast Plains-
307 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
                      Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....53 to 58.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................4 until 1300, then 3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......9000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 20 to 25 mph becoming northwest
                      10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....75 to 80.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......12900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-300915-
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
407 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017 /307 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....57 to 62 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...10
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 25 to 35 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...west winds 15 to 20 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......14200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 39 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...45-65
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10
                      to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 5 to 10 mph
                      increasing to southwest 15 to 20 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet...southwest winds
                      10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the upper 80s 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.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-300915-
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
407 AM CDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....65 to 70.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......13900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 38 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10
                      to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 80.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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