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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

.DISCUSSION...
Active weather pattern will continue through the next week but
the worst fire weather conditions will be over this evening as
winds start to slowly subside. There will continue to be near
critical conditions almost daily through Sunday. Temperatures will
be cooler Friday on back side of current storm system moving to
the north of the area. A ridge will be moving eastward Saturday
which will bring a brief rebound in temperatures. Cooler...closer
to average temperatures will then be the norm through the
remainder of the period. There will be a push of moisture into
area Tuesday which will bring a slight chance for showers and
thunderstorms to eastern zones Tuesday night. Upper low will move
through Wednesday which could bring a better chance for
precipitation areawide.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-241400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated rain
                      and snow showers early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (163900 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming west
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (305200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-241400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........48-53 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (114000 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph decreasing to
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL increasing to 13100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (254000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-241400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........41-46 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 9100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (175400 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
* Max humidity........37-42 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming north
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3900 ft AGL increasing to 11800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (213400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-241400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (199000 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph becoming west
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (274100 knot-ft).


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

$$

TXZ055-241400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........31-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 30 to 35 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....71-75.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4300 ft AGL increasing to 7500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (131700 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming west
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....79-83.
* Min humidity........6-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 12700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (259700 knot-ft).


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

$$

TXZ056-241400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
151 PM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 7300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (162100 knot-ft).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3900 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (246000 knot-ft).


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

$$
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