Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
411 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...

BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES RETURN TODAY...ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR
WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAIN. GUSTY WIND AND LIGHTNING WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE. A STRONG COLD FRONT ACCOMPANIED BY GUSTY NE WINDS
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION TODAY...WITH 20FT WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...FIRE
WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE MINIMAL...AS MIN RH/S WILL BE OVER 40 PERCENT
WITH EXCELLENT NOCTURNAL RECOVERY. A DRYING TREND WILL BEGIN LATE
MONDAY...THOUGH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST THROUGH MIDWEEK.

&&

FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-260915-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
311 AM MDT SUN SEP 25 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...61 TO 66
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 28 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
                      40S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......36 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                      AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
                      50S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30
                      MPH. BELOW 6000 FEET...NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO
                      30 MPH DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/83500 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE LOWER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET.
SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 70S BELOW 6000 FEET.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-260915-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
311 AM MDT SUN SEP 25 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....65 TO 70.
*    24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 32 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59 TO 64.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 28 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/75300 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. EAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-260915-
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...MARATHON
411 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 /311 AM MDT SUN SEP 25 2016/

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). NUMEROUS
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....64 TO 69 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...80 TO 85
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-65
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................5.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....NEAR 100 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 31 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/147000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....52 TO 57 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...80-100
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54 TO 59 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........75-85 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...70-80
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 32 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/73100 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 80S ALONG THE
RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 80S ALONG THE RIO
GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-260915-
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...SANDERSON
411 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). WIDESPREAD SHOWERS
                      AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71 TO 76.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15
                      TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................5.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....NEAR 100 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 39 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/144800 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....NEAR 100 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). SHOWERS LIKELY AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59 TO 64.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........70-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 36 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/68000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

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