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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
We are beginning to move into the dry and windy time of year and
we will start to see an increase in fire weather activity over the
next several months. For today and Wednesday we will see clear
skies, generally light winds and above normal temperatures. Min
RH`s will be in the low 20`s today and in the the teens on
Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will continue to see drier air move
in along with some strong winds as an upper level storm system
passes across northern New Mexico. A fire weather watch is in
effect for Thursday.  For Friday through Sunday we will continue
to see dry conditions with min RH`s in the lowlands in the lower
teens, a little higher in the mountains. We will see breezy
conditions each day, but right now it looks like the winds will
stay below critical levels.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-212200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....57-62.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 5600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (55100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....32-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....70-75 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (183000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in
the mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50. West winds
around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-212200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-73.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........23-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 5300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (40700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........72-77 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-79.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (130800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-212200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-73.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (42400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-44.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (165400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-212200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-27 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 4800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (49400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-44.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-19 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........5.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (181000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 60.
West winds around 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-212200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....72-74.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1600 ft AGL increasing to 4200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (39300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....42-46.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........52-57 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1200 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (79300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-212200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
639 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-74.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 4600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (52500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-45.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........53-58 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-82.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 7000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (106000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. South winds around 5 mph.

$$
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