Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
000
FNUS54 KEPZ 211952
FWFEPZ

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

.DISCUSSION...
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.




NMZ110-221215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the night.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....79-84 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....63-68.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (275800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
East winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-221215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....56-60.
* Max humidity........71-76 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....82-87.
* 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 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (260800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-221215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........22-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....61-65.
* Max humidity........67-72 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....83-88.
* Min humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (278400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-221215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....50-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-60.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....83-88 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....81-86 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....66-71.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (179100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-221215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening,
                      then isolated showers and thunderstorms after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....67-69.
* Max humidity........64-69 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....87-91.
* Min humidity........25-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (152700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast
winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-221215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
152 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.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 until 1200, then
                      scattered showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....87-91.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........29-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 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).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....63-67.
* Max humidity........80-85 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....85-89.
* Min humidity........35-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 9700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (131100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.

$$


USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.