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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...
TROUGH ALOFT OVERHEAD WILL SLOWLY MOVE EASTWARD TODAY WITH
RESIDUAL CLOUDS AND FOG EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE DISSIPATING BY
MIDDAY. WESTERLY WINDS WILL BRING DRY WEATHER WITH NEAR NORMAL
TEMPERATURES TO ALL AREAS TODAY AND THURSDAY. A MUCH STRONGER
PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WITH A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
INTO OUR AREA FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PRODUCING VERY WINDY CONDITIONS
ALONG WITH WIDESPREAD RAIN MIXED WITH SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE
LOWER ELEVATIONS WITH AREAS OF HEAVY SNOW OVER THE HIGHER
MOUNTAINS. COOLER TEMPERATURES ARE ALSO EXPECTED FRIDAY THROUGH
THE WEEKEND. DRY WEATHER RETURNS LATER SUNDAY BEFORE ANOTHER
DISTURBANCE BRINGS MORE LOWLAND RAIN SHOWERS AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOWS MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-182000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). PATCHY
                      FREEZING FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....38-43.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....46-51.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....58-63 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-56 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND
                      15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (110200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....27-32.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....83-88 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....88-93 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....47-52.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....41-46 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....42-47 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (119500 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS AROUND 40. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

NMZ111-182000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG AND
                      FREEZING FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND
                      15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (112500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-36.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
* MIN HUMIDITY........37-42 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (151300 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.

$$

NMZ112-182000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG AND
                      FREEZING FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........47-52 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (116700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-36.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........86-91 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-38 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (143100 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.

$$

NMZ113-182000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). PATCHY
                      FREEZING FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....45-50.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (137500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....27-31.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....31-35.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....81-86 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....78-83 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....43-47.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....50-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 40 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (121800 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.

$$

TXZ055-182000-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
                      PATCHY FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-60.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........42-47 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (95200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-39.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-85 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
* MIN HUMIDITY........32-36 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (155000 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS
IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.

$$

TXZ056-182000-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
722 AM MST WED JAN 18 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
                      PATCHY FOG AND FREEZING FOG UNTIL 0800.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........44-49 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......31 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (124700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-38.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........82-87 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
* MIN HUMIDITY........32-37 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (154100 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.
HIGHS AROUND 50. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.

$$

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