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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Broad high pressure aloft has formed over the region. This will
keep the region dry again today with warming temperatures through
the week. Light winds and low inversions will keep the ventilation
poor to fair through mid week. Wednesday onwards winds turn west
and increase slightly as a Pacific trough approaches. This will
aid in somewhat deeper and stronger mixing with better
ventilation midweek and beyond. Wednesday, Thursday, and early
Friday this Pacific system will approach and pass with moderate
moisture in tow. Rain chances will be mostly minor, with isolated
showers and a few storms possible these days. Westerly winds will
pick up Friday and Saturday behind the exiting trough. The next
cold front will push in from the north and east Saturday night.
Cooler next Sunday, but the weather looks to remain dry.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-172100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72.
*    Below 7500 ft....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (47300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-81.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 9800 ft AGL in
  the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (98200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-172100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....80-84.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (49600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-87.
* Min humidity........21-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      northwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 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.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (100600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-172100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....78-82.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........19-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (36800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....81-85.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (45500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80. South winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-172100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....64-69.
*    Below 7500 ft....73-78.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 8700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (46300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....75-80.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (102000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
around 50. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-172100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....80-84.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 5 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 6500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (27500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-56.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-87.
* Min humidity........22-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1300 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (40900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds
around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-172100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
705 AM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....80-84.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........19-23 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (37100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....84-88.
* Min humidity........22-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (36900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

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