Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
142 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Near critical fire weather conditions are possible this afternoon as
southwest winds increase and min RHs decrease a bit. A cold front is
expected to move south onto the area Saturday however it is somewhat
unclear just how far south this front will push. If the front stalls
across the north, near critical, or even critical, fire weather conditions
will occur Saturday afternoon across portions of the region. However,
if the front pushes south with north/northwest winds through the day,
fire weather concerns will be low. It will be much cooler Saturday
night and Sunday areawide.


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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-TXZ258-291615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1242 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s above 6000 feet...44 to 49
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent above 6000 feet...45-65 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph above 6000
                      feet...west 20 to 25 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 50 to 60 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....48 to 53 above 6000 feet...53 to 58 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......24 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph shifting to the
                      northwest 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......17900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s above 6000 feet...29 to 34
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to
                      20 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 60 above 6000 feet...62 to 67 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in
the mid 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...
in the lower 70s below 6000 feet. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-291615-
Southeast Plains-
1242 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....46 to 51.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph shifting to the north
                      10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....54 to 59.
*    24 hr trend......28 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......18300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....30 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....65 to 70.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......13100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-291615-
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
142 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017 /1242 PM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....53 to 58 across the mountains...in the mid
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...30-50
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 15 to 20 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....61 to 66 across the mountains...in the lower
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......17400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 39 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....34 to 39 across the mountains...around 50
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...35-55
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, northwest winds 20 to 25 mph
                      becoming north 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
                      Below 5000 feet, northwest winds 15 to 20
                      mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....65 to 70 across the mountains...in the mid
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 70s across the
mountains...in the mid 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in
the upper 90s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-291615-
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
142 PM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....57 to 62.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....70 to 75.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....30 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......18400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....37 to 42.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....70 to 75.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......11900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 90. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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