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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Much cooler, drier, and stable air will remain across the Fire Zones
through Wednesday. Westerly winds will return on Thursday bringing
in warmer air from the southwest. A weak upper disturbance will drop
across Southwestern New Mexico today. There is a slight chance for
light snow showers over the Gila, and a few lowland sprinkles. The
next storm system is forecast to arrive late Saturday. Saturday
should become windy with west and southwest winds in the 20 to 30
mph range. This system which will give our region a better chance at
mountain snow and lowland rain Saturday and Saturday night. The
storm passes quickly with a Pacific front moving in to cool the
region back to near normal on Sunday and beyond.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-181215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....21-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 4500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (21800 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-62.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1600 ft AGL increasing to 4300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (66400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
scattered showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 19. Highs in the mid 40s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-181215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....22-26.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........72-77 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........21-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1400 ft AGL increasing to 3400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (19900 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-30.
* Max humidity........64-69 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-67.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 4500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (65700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and chance of snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds
around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-181215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....20-25.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........75-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      northwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....52-56.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1400-2900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (18000 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-29.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....60-64.
* Min humidity........16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1300-3200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (44900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Scattered showers and chance of snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-181215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....19-23.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-23.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....54-59 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1800 ft AGL increasing to 5300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (52100 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-32.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-16 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1300-2900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (62300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Colder. Mostly clear. Chance of snow showers and
scattered showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
West winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-181215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....22-24.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........80-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....53-55.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........24-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1500-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (15300 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 30.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-64.
* Min humidity........18-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......900-2400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (22800 knot-ft).


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

$$

TXZ056-181215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
151 PM MST Wed Jan 17 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....19-23.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........85-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......35 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....52-56.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........24-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......1700-3300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (22800 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-30.
* Max humidity........67-72 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........18-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1200 ft AGL increasing to 3600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (55800 knot-ft).


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

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