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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
Another strong storm system will be moving into the region on Friday
with winds already starting to increase tonight out of the
southwest. Tomorrow, extremely critical fire weather conditions are
expected with the worst conditions over eastern half of area but
critical conditions are expected areawide. A Red Flag Warning is in
effect for all zones but relative humidities may remain above 15
percent at elevations above about 7000 feet.  Behind the cold front
that will move through tomorrow, temperatures for the weekend will
drop about 10 degrees for Saturday and start to warm up on Sunday to
near normal. Another windy day likely Monday as an upper trough
moves across the Rockies, then wind concerns will start to decrease
for the remainder of the week, but relative humidities will fall
back into the single digits and lower teens.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-311400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......45 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-22 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (272800 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-61 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of snow
                      showers in the morning. Chance of rain
                      showers through the day.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......8600 ft AGL increasing to 14000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs around 60.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-311400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......51 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 51 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 53 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (349400 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-39.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7800 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (196200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-311400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....51-55.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......62 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 13100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (458900 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-43.
* Max humidity........40-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....59-64.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL increasing to 13500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-311400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......60 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7600 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (452800 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....27-31.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers in the morning. Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......9900-11500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (196300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-311400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........19-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......36 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....74-78.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 13900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (461200 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....45-49.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....64-68.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7100 ft AGL increasing to 10900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (216200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-311400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
159 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....52-56.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......46 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 15000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (463600 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-47.
* Max humidity........34-39 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
* Min humidity........14-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (250500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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