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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Cooler and Drier air will hang over the region tonight and Wednesday.
Temperatures will remain significantly below seasonal normals. East
winds will persist tonight and tomorrow before westerlies return
Thursday. The cold pool of air over the region will keep mixing
and smoke dispersion minimized with only gradual day-to-day
improvement...until they rise substantially on Saturday. The
cooler temps will also help to keep the RH up despite the dry
nature of the airmass. A weak upper wave passes tomorrow and there
may be a few sprinkles or flurries (mostly SW NM), but it should
be insignificant. The next event appears to be a windy day on
Saturday with mild temperatures and possible light precipitation
across the region...mainly over 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.

NMZ110-171245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers through the night.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....16-22.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers until 1100. slight chance of
                      rain showers after 1100.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 5600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (49600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-52.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-56.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (20100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with showers and snow showers likely.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West winds around
10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-171245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........67-72 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....45-49.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........33-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1900-2600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (35300 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....23-27.
* Max humidity........76-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-58.
* Min humidity........24-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1200-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (20200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 60s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-171245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....17-22.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........61-66 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1900-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (15100 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....21-26.
* Max humidity........79-84 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....51-55.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1400-2600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (16800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and snow showers. Lows
in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
15 mph.

$$

NMZ113-171245-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-18.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow flurries. No accumulations expected.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1700-3500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (24600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-24.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....17-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1600 ft AGL increasing to 4400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (29900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Snow showers likely and chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds
around 20 mph.

$$

TXZ055-171245-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 20.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........61-66 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
* Max temperature.....41-43.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........36-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1600-2500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (17300 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....23-25.
* Max humidity........86-91 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....52-54.
* Min humidity........29-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1600-2400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (8400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 60.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 30s.
Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-171245-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
146 PM MST Tue Jan 16 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....14-18.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1700-2500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (19700 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....20-24.
* Max humidity........90-95 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....51-55.
* Min humidity........29-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1700-3000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (19100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Warmer, clear. Lows around 30. Highs around 60.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 20 mph.

$$

Bird



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