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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
407 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

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

.DISCUSSION...

A significant warming and drying trend is underway, with RHs under
15% expected from SE NM to the Big Bend and points west today.
However, winds this afternoon will be marginal at best, precluding
fire weather concerns. Thursday will see temperatures around 10
degrees above normal, and RHs around 5% along/west of the Pecos
River. Strong west winds in the Guadalupe Mtns will result in
critical fire weather conditions there Thursday afternoon/evening.
The critical fire weather conditions look to persist Friday,
perhaps expanding into the SE NM Plains. Lighter winds Saturday
should provide some relief, with a cold front then expected Sunday.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-250915-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
307 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

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

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the mid
                      80s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......23 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......29 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 24 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........15-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 6000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s above 6000 feet...88 to 93
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to
                      40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......15700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs in the mid 80s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 80s below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 80s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-250915-
Southeast Plains-
307 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 80s.
*    24 hr trend......22 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......15200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....95 to 100.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......19000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 39 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 90s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-250915-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, Presidio,
Marfa, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
407 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017 /307 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......13200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....58 to 63 across the mountains...in the upper
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......35 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 90s across the
                      mountains...around 105 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent across the mountains...10-15
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......20000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 33 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 90s across the mountains...
around 105 along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 80s across the mountains...
around 105 along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in the
upper 90s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-250915-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
407 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....86 to 91.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......12800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 19 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 101.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......18000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 90s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Not as warm. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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