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
415 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Near critical fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon
into early evening as gusty southwest winds affect most of the
forecast area today.  Minimum afternoon RHs will be 8 to 15% over
southwest texas, but 20 foot wind speeds will generally be 15 to 20
mph sustained at best.  Southwest winds of 15 to 30 mph sustained
will affect the Guadalupe Mountains and portions of the SE NM
Plains.  However, minimum RHs will mainly stay above 15%.  A cold
front will move south onto the area Saturday.  Just how far south it
moves will determine whether near critical, or critical, fire
weather conditions will occur Saturday afternoon.  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-TXZ258-290915-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
315 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...77 to 82
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent above 6000 feet...15-20 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southwest winds 30 to 40 mph
                      in the afternoon. Below 6000 feet, southwest
                      winds 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......12300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 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......9 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 cloudy (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 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......16600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60 above 6000 feet...in the mid 60s
below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity
at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in
the mid 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 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.

$$

NMZ115-290915-
Southeast Plains-
315 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....82 to 87.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to
                      southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.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......29 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......26 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 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......17500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs around 80. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-290915-
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
415 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017 /315 AM MDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....82 to 87 across the mountains...around 101
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......18400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....54 to 59 across the mountains...in the upper
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...25-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 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...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (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.......16400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 38 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the mountains...in
the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in the mid
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.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-290915-
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
415 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....90 to 95.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......16600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 33 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (50-60 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 cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....70 to 75.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 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.......16200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$


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