Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
340 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns will remain low the next several days.
Min RHs will remain above 25% areawide each afternoon, except
for Saturday when RHs around 15% may be possible across northern
portions of the Guadalupe Mountains. However, winds are not
expected to be strong, thus critical fire weather conditions
are not anticipated. Nocturnal recovery will range from good to
excellent the next several nights.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-150945-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
240 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 40s above 6000 feet...45 to 50
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/59300 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....23 to 28.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......39 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in the upper
                      40s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southeast winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, north winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest 10 to 15 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/33000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above
6000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in
the mid 50s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in
the lower 50s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-150945-
Southeast Plains-
240 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/80100 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 20s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/55100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-150945-
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
340 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017 /240 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....55 to 60 across the mountains...in the mid
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/85800 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 5 to 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 40s across the mountains...in the
                      upper 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/86100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the lower 50s across the mountains...in the lower 60s along the Rio
Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...southwest
5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s across the
mountains...around 70 along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the mountains...
in the upper 60s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-150945-
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
340 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/93000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....29 to 34.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 13 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/54500 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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