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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Dry and warm with breezy to windy conditions by midday today.
Critical fire weather conditions across the Northwest Plateau and
Highlands. A weak back door cold front into the northeast tonight,
but it will wash out Wednesday with little impact on our weather.
Instead, another dry day Wednesday with less wind and seasonable
temperatures. A wetter pattern setting up for later this week into
next week, especially in the east. A deepening trough to our west
will draw moisture north into NM, starting Thursday and continuing
through Friday, with Friday a very active day. Drier in the west over
the weekend but remaining unsettled in the east. There is potential
for severe weather in the east each day Friday through Sunday.

NMZ101-201300-
Northwest Plateau-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-83.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph shifting to the west
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........45-65 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-83.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
73 to 78. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 71 to 76. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 18 to 23 percent.

$$

NMZ102-201300-
North Central Mountains-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....63-68.
*    Below 8000 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....39-44.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....39-59 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....64-69.
*    Below 8000 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs
70 to 75. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to
37 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 69 to 74. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.

$$

NMZ103-201300-
Northeast Highlands-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....65-70.
*    Below 8000 ft....77-82.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....41-46.
*    Below 8000 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-56 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....65-70.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-81.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 77 to 82. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
75 to 80. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to
38 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 72 to 77. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to
38 percent.

$$

NMZ104-201300-
Northeast Plains-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....84-89.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........36-56 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph becoming west 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....79-84.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 15 mph shifting to the south 10 to
  20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 90. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
82 to 87. South winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to
38 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs
77 to 82. South winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 31 to
41 percent.

$$

NMZ105-201300-
Northwest Highlands-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....67-72.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-81.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-51 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-67 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....67-72.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-81.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
72 to 77. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 71 to 76. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 18 to 23 percent.

$$

NMZ106-201300-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....85-90.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....83-88.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 85 to 90. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 24 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
82 to 87. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to
31 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 80 to 85. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 19 to 29 percent.

$$

NMZ107-201300-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....68-73.
*    Below 8000 ft....79-84.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....33-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....66-71.
*    Below 8000 ft....78-82.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
78 to 83. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 75 to 80. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.

$$

NMZ108-201300-
East Central Plains-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....87-92.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph becoming west 10 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....84-89.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 87 to 92. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 23 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
in the upper 80s. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to
36 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Highs
in the lower 80s. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 31 to
41 percent.

$$

NMZ109-201300-
West Central Highlands-
631 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....71-75.
*    Below 8000 ft....78-83.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....43-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....50-70 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-76 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....69-74.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-81.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 76 to 81. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
73 to 78. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 72 to 77. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 20 to 30 percent.

$$

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