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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST
THIS EVENING WEST...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY EAST...

.DISCUSSION...
An approaching upper level storm system will bring a slight
chance for precipitation to the Gila Region and strong winds to
most lowland locations. The strong winds will start out west this
afternoon and then spread eastward during the evening. Locations
east of the Rio Grande could see strong winds continue into the
morning hours on Saturday. We will approach red flag conditions
for most of the lowland locations this afternoon. Strongest winds
may hold off just long enough to get min RH`s back above 15% by
the evening hours. By Saturday afternoon into Sunday winds will be
calmer with cooler temperatures. For Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
we will see some very dry air move into the area. Min RH`s will be
in the single digits or near 10% for most lowland locations and
near 15% in the mountains. For Monday and Tuesday we will see
another upper level storm system approach the area which will give
us at least breezy afternoon winds both days. We will again be
close to red flag conditions both days. For Wednesday we will see
a chance for precipitation as the upper level storm system moves
over the area. The end of the next week looks dry and calmer.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-232200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 6500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (185600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....54-59 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3900 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (92700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 50.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-232200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 11 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....60-64.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........14-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 10 mph
                      increasing to around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 7500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (187600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....29-33.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
*    24 hr trend......30 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....49-53.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3500-5000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (64700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-232200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (183400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........41-46 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....50-55.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4900-6400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (88800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-232200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (204500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....24-28.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-34.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5200-6100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (129000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-232200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (165100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........39-43 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-57.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3900-5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (79400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-232200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
654 AM MST Fri Feb 23 2018

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 5 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 AM MST
SATURDAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 9600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (186100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........43-48 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-58.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4500-5700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (110900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$
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