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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING TODAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY
HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST AREAS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY FOR WARM, DRY, VERY WINDY, AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO...THE EXTREME
NORTHWESTERN PERMIAN BASIN...UPPER TRANS PECOS...AND DAVIS
MOUNTAINS...

.DISCUSSION...
Extremely critical fire weather conditions are still expected across
much of the area today as an upper level trough moves across the
Rockies. This trough will increase west winds today before veering
from the northwest tonight as a cold front moves through the area.
Overnight recovery will be fair to poor. The front will bring cooler
temperatures tomorrow, but very dry air will still remain and winds
behind the front will reach 20 mph in southeast New Mexico, the
Guadalupe and Davis Mountains and adjacent plains so have issued a
Fire Weather Watch. A second shot of cooler air arrives Friday night
ending the critical fire weather threat for at least a day before
winds begin to increase again Sunday.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-241030-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
326 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s above 6000 feet...66 to 71
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...west winds 40 to 50 mph.
                      Below 6000 feet...southwest winds 30 to 40
                      mph increasing to west 40 to 50 mph in the
                      afternoon. Gusts up to 75 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 75 mph.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 49 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the evening.
* Min temperature.....33 to 38.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 30 to 40 mph. Above 6000
                      feet...gusts up to 65 mph in the evening.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 55 to 65 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...55 to 60
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the mid 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-241030-
Southeast Plains-
326 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....74 to 79.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to
                      west 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 70 mph.
* Mixing height.......11900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 48 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the evening.
* Min temperature.....35 to 40.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 50 to 60 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 37 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ079>081-241030-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Presidio, Marfa, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44 across the mountains...in the lower
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent across the mountains...5 percent
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......9700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in
the mid 70s along the Rio Grande. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the mountains...in
the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph
above 5000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-241030-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, and Fort Davis
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 /326 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/ THIS
MORNING TO 8 PM CST /7 PM MST/ THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....74 to 79.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      increasing to 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 5000 feet...southwest winds 20 to 25
                      mph shifting to the west 25 to 35 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......11500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 46 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the evening.
* Min temperature.....40 to 45.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 20 to 25 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......8300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs around 70. Southwest winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below
5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ082-241030-
Terrell-
Including the cities of Dryden and Sanderson
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 90.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......13200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....74 to 79.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ046>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-241030-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Loving-Winkler-
Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-
Including the cities of Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews, Stanton,
Big Spring, Colorado City, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland,
Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
and Fort Stockton
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph shifting to the
                      west 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......13300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 43 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the evening.
* Min temperature.....42 to 47.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045-058-241030-
Gaines-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
Including the cities of Seminole and Pecos
426 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....79 to 84.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to
                      west 30 to 40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......11700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the evening.
* Min temperature.....42 to 47.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 50 to 60 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....66 to 71.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds
15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$


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