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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
447 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ THIS
MORNING TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF
15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME
FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE, DAVIS, AND APACHE MOUNTAINS,
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, PORTIONS OF THE WESTERN LOW ROLLING
PLAINS AND PERMIAN BASIN, VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR,
REEVES COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND PECOS, PRESIDIO,
BREWSTER, AND TERRELL COUNTIES...

.DISCUSSION...

Critical fire weather will combine with very dry fuels again today
to warrant a Red Flag Warning for Southeast New Mexico and most of
West Texas.  Relative humidity will bottom out at 5-20% this
afternoon and 5-15% Saturday.  RH recovery overnight will be poor to
moderate.  Critical fire weather will be possible in the Guadalupes
again Sunday.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-251000-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
347 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 60s above 6000 feet...around 70
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 30 to 40 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 70 mph.
* Mixing height.......12900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 55 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph becoming
                      northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s above 6000 feet...72 to 77
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet.  West winds 15 to 20 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet.  Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the mid
70s below 6000 feet.  Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000 feet...
southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet.  Minimum relative humidity at
or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-251000-
Southeast Plains-
347 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....73 to 78.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......14600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 50 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......12400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 70s.  West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the mid 70s.  East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny.  Highs in the upper 70s.  South winds 10 to
15 mph.  Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-251000-
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
447 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017 /347 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ THIS MORNING
TO 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....66 to 71 across the mountains...in the mid
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent across the mountains...5-10
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 25 to 35 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 20 to 30 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44 across the mountains...in the lower
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....73 to 78 across the mountains...85 to 90
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......12700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
lower 90s along the Rio Grande.  West winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.  Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande.  Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...northeast 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.  Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly 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.

$$

TXZ050-058>062-067>069-075-082-251000-
Andrews-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-
Midland-Ward-Crane-Upton-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Andrews, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
447 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 9 PM CDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to
                      35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......14300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 80s.  West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny.  Highs around 80.  Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s.  South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-051>053-063-070-251000-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Glasscock-Reagan-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Stanton,
Big Spring, Colorado City, Garden City, and Big Lake
447 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph shifting to the
                      west 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......12400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 43 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 40 to 50 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......7900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/120400 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 80s.  Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph.  Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 70s.  Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.  Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s.  Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

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