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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.DISCUSSION...
West to southwest winds will bring dry weather with warming
temperatures today and Friday. A low pressure system with a cold
front will bring windy conditions Friday and Saturday with cooler
below normal temperatures Saturday and Sunday. Winds gusting
around 40 to 50 mph Friday afternoon through Saturday morning
which may produce some patchy near critical conditions in southern
NM. Westerly winds will produce dry warmer weather Monday and
Tuesday. A strong upper disturbance will result in breezy to windy
conditions again Tuesday and Wednesday with chances for lowland
rain and mountain snow showers Tuesday night and Wednesday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100-6300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (127400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-24.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. South winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to southwest around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (165100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 50. West
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........23-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (122400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-27.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........77-82 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph decreasing to around
                      5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust.
* Max temperature.....59-63.
* Min humidity........16-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 7400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184000 knot-ft).


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

$$

NMZ112-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (156500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....27-31.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........67-72 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph becoming south
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust.
* Max temperature.....61-66.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 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.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154200 knot-ft).


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

$$

NMZ113-222200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 7300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (194900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....22-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-28.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (188000 knot-ft).


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

$$

TXZ055-222200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-63.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........25-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (147000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....34-36.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........60-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 7000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (123300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 60. West
winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-222200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
702 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........19-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....31-35.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph decreasing to
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-72.
* Min humidity........11-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154300 knot-ft).


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

$$
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