Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
239 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A cold front will bring cooler temperatures today with fairly light
winds. Fire weather will remain quiet across our area through the
weekend as a couple of storm systems move overhead. A few showers are
possible, but significant rainfall is not expected. Warmer
conditions are expected early next week, but winds still look to
remain fairly light.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-160845-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
139 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....43 to 48 above 6000 feet...46 to 51 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent above 6000 feet...30-40 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......4300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 19 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/33500 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....28 to 33.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent above 6000 feet...40-60 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......34 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....48 to 53 above 6000 feet...52 to 57 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 15 to 20 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/83100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in
the mid 40s above 6000 feet...in the upper 40s below 6000 feet.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000 feet...southwest 10 to
15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper
40s above 6000 feet...in the lower 50s below 6000 feet. West winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-160845-
Southeast Plains-
139 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/55800 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....26 to 31.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/110000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in
the lower 50s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-160845-
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
239 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017 /139 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 40s across the mountains...in the
                      upper 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, east winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet, northeast winds 5
                      to 10 mph shifting to the southeast in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/71500 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....28 to 33 across the mountains...in the upper
                      30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet, south winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....51 to 56 across the mountains...in the lower
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...30-40
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...south 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/98100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in
the mid 50s across the mountains...in the lower 70s along the Rio
Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...southwest
5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in
the mid 50s across the mountains...in the lower 70s 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.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
upper 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>070-075-082-160845-
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
239 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/59200 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....54 to 59.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/103700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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