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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Another warm and dry day is on tap across the area, with high
temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees above normal, and Min RH
values dropping into the upper-teens (lowlands) to mid-30s (above
7500 feet). A deepening upper level trough will bring increasing
moisture to the area, with scattered thunderstorms expected near
and east of the Rio Grande Friday afternoon and Saturday, while
dry conditions continue further to the west. A backdoor cold
front moves in Monday night, dropping temperatures back to near or
slightly below normal, followed by a better shot at precipitation
Tuesday and Wednesday over a wider area.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-211830-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (222500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (330300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-211830-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....87-91.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL increasing to 11500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (230200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....56-61.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-88.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 12100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (307900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid
80s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 80s. West
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-211830-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-93.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7100 ft AGL increasing to 11500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (230800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....86-91.
* Min humidity........22-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (314900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. South
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. West
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-211830-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....70-75.
*    Below 7500 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (199300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......9100 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (281500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-211830-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (176300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....67-69.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (132900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows
in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid
80s. West winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-211830-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
731 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....89-94.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (150700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....64-68.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....87-91.
* Min humidity........29-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (147900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds
around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds
around 5 mph.

$$



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