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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
337 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR WARM, WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS ALONG AND WEST OF
A SEMINOLE TO FORT STOCKTON LINE ...

.DISCUSSION...

A Red Flag Warning has been issued as windy, warm and dry conditions
are expected over much of the forecast area ahead of an upper level
storm system.  RHs will stay above 15% in the Guadalupe and Davis
Mountains, so they have not been included in the warning.  There
could be isolated lightning strikes over the warning area, along
with enhanced local wind gusts too.  Recovery will be poor tonight
as 20 foot winds remain from the west, followed by possible critical
conditions over the big Bend region, Stockton Plateau and Lower
Trans Pecos Wednesday afternoon.  RHs will stay above 15 percent
over the rest of the forecast area.  After a brief break Thursday,
well above normal temperatures and windy conditions are expected
Friday, along with critical fire weather conditions.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-290845-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
237 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s above 6000 feet...64 to 69
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25
                      to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2 until 1300, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 37 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 30s above 6000 feet...39 to 44
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent above 6000 feet...50-70 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....50 to 55 above 6000 feet...55 to 60 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent above 6000 feet...25-35 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......10900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...
in the lower 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs around 70 above 6000 feet...in the
mid 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs around 60 above 6000 feet...
in the mid 60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-290845-
Southeast Plains-
237 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.....70 to 75.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20
                      to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2 until 1300, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......17200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 39 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph becoming west 10
                      to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....57 to 62.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....30 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 37 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest
winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below
15 percent.

$$

TXZ079-081-290845-
Presidio Valley-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Presidio, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
337 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent across the mountains...5 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......20000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...
                      west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....61 to 66 across the mountains...in the mid
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...10-15
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 5000 feet...west winds 15 to 20 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the mountains...in
the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in
the mid 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the
mountains...around 90 along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-080-290845-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Marfa
337 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017 /237 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....72 to 77.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...southwest winds 20 to 25
                      mph. Below 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to
                      15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......19200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 37 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000 feet...
                      west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....63 to 68.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      shifting to the northwest 25 to 35 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet...west winds 20 to
                      25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......13700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. 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.

$$

TXZ046>048-051>053-061>063-068>070-082-290845-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-
Crane-Upton-Reagan-Terrell-
Including the cities of Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Stanton, Big Spring,
Colorado City, Odessa, Midland, Garden City, Crane, McCamey, Rankin,
Big Lake, Dryden, and Sanderson
337 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
                      Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................4 until 1300, then 3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......17200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 33 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......50 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....73 to 78.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045-050-058>060-067-075-290845-
Gaines-Andrews-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-
Ward-Pecos-
Including the cities of Seminole, Andrews, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit,
Monahans, and Fort Stockton
337 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.....78 to 83.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................2 until 1300, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......16700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 38 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......36 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Max temperature.....68 to 73.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......14700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest 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.

$$


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