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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Rain and mountain snow will continue off and on through the evening
hours across western and central New Mexico. Total snow amounts of 2
to 6 inches will be common with locally higher amounts at high
elevations. On Monday, at or above normal temperatures will return
thanks to upper level ridging quickly building overhead. Strong winds
are expected across the central highlands with gusts near 45 mph
possible. Humidities near 15 percent are expected across the
northeast. Tuesday will feature lighter winds and warmer
temperatures. The warming trend will continue through Wednesday. High
temperatures of 10 to 25 degrees above normal are expected. A
significant wind event remains on tap for Thursday. Critical fire
weather conditions will be possible for the east central plains and
the lower Rio Grande Valley Thursday afternoon. Cooler conditions are
expected for the end of the week.

NMZ101-201400-
Northwest Plateau-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread rain and snow showers in the
  morning, then widespread rain showers, snow showers and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........42-52 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with widespread rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with scattered snow
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....27-31.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....80 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........31-41 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to 39 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Highs 61 to 66.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Highs 46 to 51.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ102-201400-
North Central Mountains-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread rain and snow showers in the
  morning, then widespread snow showers, rain showers and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....35-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....51-61 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-49 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread rain and snow showers in the
  evening, then numerous snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25.
*    Below 8000 ft....26-31.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....75-95 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....39-44.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain showers. Highs 55 to 60.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Highs
43 to 48. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.

$$

NMZ103-201400-
Northeast Highlands-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Numerous rain and snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-43.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....38-48 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread snow showers and numerous rain
  showers in the evening, then numerous snow showers and scattered
  rain showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-33.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....67-87 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 17 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph becoming north 20 to
  30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Highs
53 to 58. Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to
27 percent.

$$

NMZ104-201400-
Northeast Plains-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........55-75 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph shifting to the west
  after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Southwest winds 30 to
40 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ105-201400-
Northwest Highlands-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Widespread rain and snow showers in the
  morning, then widespread rain showers, snow showers and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-41.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....51-61 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-49 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with numerous rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with scattered rain
  and snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....24-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....26-31.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....75-95 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....79-99 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....43-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....34-44 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated rain showers. Highs 61 to 66.
Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow showers. Highs
46 to 51. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to
26 percent.

$$

NMZ106-201400-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Numerous rain showers in the morning, then
  numerous rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........31-41 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 25 to 35 mph becoming southwest 15 to
  20 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Numerous rain showers in the
  evening, then scattered rain showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....32-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........72-92 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph increasing to northwest 30
  to 40 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 70 to 75. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ107-201400-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Numerous rain and snow showers in the
  morning, then numerous rain showers, snow showers and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-43.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-56 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 25 to 35 mph becoming southwest 15 to
  25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Numerous rain and snow showers
  in the evening, then scattered rain and snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-30.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-34.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....72-92 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph becoming north 20 to
  30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Southwest winds 30 to
40 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 24 percent.

$$

NMZ108-201400-
East Central Plains-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to west 20
  to 30 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....64-68.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph shifting to the north
  15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. Southwest winds 30 to
40 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ109-201400-
West Central Highlands-
612 AM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Numerous rain and snow showers in the
  morning, then numerous rain showers, snow showers and isolated
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....49-59 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....37-47 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph becoming west 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then isolated snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....24-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....74-94 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

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