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
349 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Fire weather concerns will be low this week. Afternoon RHs will
be around 25% and greater, with very good to excellent nocturnal
recovery the next several days, along with 20ft winds 15 mph or
less. Scattered thunderstorms with the potential for heavy rain
are expected today and Monday mainly out west across the higher
terrain and adjacent plains. Temperatures will remain near to
slightly below normal today onward.

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-210900-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
249 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...78 to 83
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent above 6000 feet...45-55 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......8700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/130500 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....Around 60 above 6000 feet...in the lower 60s
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 30 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s above 6000 feet...79 to 84
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........50-60 percent above 6000 feet...45-55 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......8200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/114800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80 above 6000 feet...in the lower 80s
below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph above 6000 feet...
southeast 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-210900-
Southeast Plains-
249 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....86 to 91.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......10800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 20 to 25 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....85 to 90.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/147200 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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TXZ057-074-079>081-210900-
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
349 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017 /249 AM MDT Sun Aug 20 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....81 to 86 across the mountains...around 100
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...30
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......11000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 11 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/121000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s across the mountains...around
                      100 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...20-30
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph above 5000
                      feet...southeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......10000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/100000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s across the mountains...around
101 along the Rio Grande. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in the
upper 90s along the Rio Grande. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in the mid 90s
along the Rio Grande. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-210900-
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
349 AM CDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......10600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....Around 70.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 15 to 20 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/142500 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 90s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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