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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
A couple of critical fire weather days are coming by the end of
the week, but first we will have a couple of pleasant days
although winds may still make it near 20 mph in the late
afternoon. A weak cold front will move across the area today which
will swing our winds around to the north and shave a few degrees
off our high temperatures. It won`t last long as an upper level
ridge will build across New Mexico on Wednesday to give us very
warm temperatures. But by Thursday and again on Friday we will see
strong surface winds develop. Combine those winds with our single
digit RH`s and we will see Red Flag conditions on both Thursday
and Friday afternoons. We will see calmer, but continued very dry
conditions for both Saturday and Sunday. Late on Sunday moisture
will begin to move back into the area and we will see a chance for
rain on both Monday and Tuesday. Min RH`s will run in the single
digits to near 10% today through the coming weekend, but by the
start of next week we will see min RH`s climb a little above 15%
in the lowlands and above 30% in the mountains.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-232115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....72-77.
*    Below 7500 ft....82-87.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......10600 ft AGL increasing to 16500 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (299500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....74-79.
*    Below 7500 ft....83-88.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL increasing to 14600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (253100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80. West
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-232115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......10400 ft AGL increasing to 16300 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (288600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
* Min humidity........6-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 13600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (240000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 90s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-232115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......8300 ft AGL increasing to 16400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (254600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-93.
* Min humidity........6-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL increasing to 13800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (229100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-232115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....63-68.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (201400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74.
*    Below 7500 ft....79-84.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (241100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-232115-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....84-88.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 12000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (125000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 60.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      east after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (162600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the mid 90s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 90. West
winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-232115-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
705 AM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-81.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........21-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (67400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-92.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (191100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower 90s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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