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/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
NANTIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
254 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT AREAWIDE...AND
ON SUNDAY FOR LOCATIONS FROM THE PECOS RIVER SOUTH TO THE RIO
GRANDE. RECOVERY TONIGHT WILL BE GOOD ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO
THE WEST...AND FAIR ELSEWHERE. A DRYING TREND WILL BEGIN SUNDAY...
WITH RH/S AROUND 15 PERCENT POSSIBLE FOR PORTIONS OF THE STOCKTON
PLATEAU AND BIG BEND AREA. HOWEVER...WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
DECREASING AS RH/S DROP TO NEAR CRITICAL LEVELS. RAIN SHOWERS
ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS EVENING...ESPECIALLY WEST/SOUTH OF THE
PECOS RIVER...WITH DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED SUNDAY ONWARD.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-221630-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS
154 PM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                      65 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 60 TO 70 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
                      LOWER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30
                      MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. BELOW 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO
                      25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 75 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/83000 KNOT-FT.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...45-65 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...63 TO 68
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 70 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 41 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...SUNNY, WINDY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S ABOVE
6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 40S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 40 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 40S
BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST
10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
MID 40S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-221630-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
154 PM MST SAT JAN 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 50 TO 60 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                      TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 65 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 65 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...SUNNY, BREEZY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS
20 TO 25 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-221630-
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
254 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017 /154 PM MST SAT JAN 21 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33 TO 38 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 35 TO 45 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 80 TO 90 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...10-15
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...NORTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35
                      MPH DECREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. BELOW 5000 FEET...NORTHWEST WINDS
                      20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 80 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....38 TO 43.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/125600 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. NORTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 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>070-075-082-221630-
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
254 PM CST SAT JAN 21 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 60 TO 70 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 80 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 42 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74 TO 79.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 55 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 32 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

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