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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
Breezy to windy with critical or near critical conditions almost
daily through the forecast period.  Temperatures will start to
rebound today with winds starting out light but increasing out
of the west to southwest during the afternoon to 15 to 20 mph with
strongest winds west.  At this time it looks like the 3 hour
criteria will not be met but an hour or two of critical conditions
are possible west of divide late in the afternoon.  West-northwest
winds will increase Sunday, especially southern half of area and
this day may have better chance of reaching 3 hours of critical
conditions, so a fire weather watch has been issued.  Another
strong trough is expected Tuesday which could
result in greatest chance for widespread critical conditions
developing.  Small chance for precipitation remains Tuesday into
Wednesday, mainly over area mountains with temperatures fluctuating from
5 degrees above to 5 degrees below normal.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-252100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....57-62.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 11400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (282700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....54-59.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (155300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers, thunderstorms
and slight chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs
in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-252100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......4300 ft AGL increasing to 12900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (242900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-45.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....71-75.
* Min humidity........12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (177200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-252100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent) until 1200, then partly
                      cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....73-78.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (223300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....72-77.
* Min humidity........11-13 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........2.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (223700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-252100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 10800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (172600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (287200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-252100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-82.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (179100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....74-78.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (231000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-252100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
650 AM MDT Sat Mar 25 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SUNDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-81.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-52.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL increasing to 9700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (254000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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