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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Well below normal temperatures will prevail today across eastern New
Mexico behind the backdoor segment of a strong cold front. Clouds
will trend up and keep temperatures 5-10 degrees below normal across
central and western portions of the area. A potent disturbance,
currently over central California and the Great Basin, will approach
today and push overhead late tonight into Thursday, bringing another
round of snow to the western and northern mountains and surrounding
highlands. The northern mountains and surrounding highlands will be
favored for wetting precipitation and snowfall accumulations. Yet
another potent disturbance and associated cold front will approach
from the west Friday. A few hours of elevated fire weather conditions
are likely Friday afternoon across the far eastern plains where dry
and breezy conditions will prevail with above normal temperatures.
The disturbance will bring strong winds across the area late Friday
through early Saturday, with good chances for wetting precipitation
to the western and northern higher terrain. A warming trend will
begin Sunday with temperatures rising back up toward normal early
next week.

NMZ101-212200-
Northwest Plateau-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....40-45.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........26-36 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....19-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........75-95 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
40 to 45. South winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to
34 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 35 to 40. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 40 to 45. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ102-212200-
North Central Mountains-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then chance of snow showers and slight chance of rain
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....43-53 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....37-47 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers and chance of rain showers in
  the evening, then snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph increasing to 40 to 50
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers in the morning, then snow
  showers and chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....45-55 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 37 to 42.
South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs
31 to 36. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to
29 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 34 to 39. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.

$$

NMZ103-212200-
Northeast Highlands-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....38-48 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-48 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-21.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely in the morning, then snow
  showers likely and slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....28-33.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....39-49 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs
40 to 45. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to
23 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 22 percent.

$$

NMZ104-212200-
Northeast Plains-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........38-48 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......East 5 to 15 mph shifting to the southeast 10
  to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 37 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 16 degrees.
* Min Humidity........26-36 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 61. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs
50 to 55. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to
17 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ105-212200-
Northwest Highlands-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....32-37.
*    Below 8000 ft....40-45.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....37-47 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-44 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....75-95 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....74-94 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....37-42.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....35-45 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 41 to 46.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 35 to 40. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 40 to 45. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.

$$

NMZ106-212200-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........33-43 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......East 15 to 20 mph shifting to the south in
  the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....27-32.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........73-93 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57. South winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ107-212200-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-43.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-56 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-49 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then chance of snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....79-99 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....75-95 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....30-35.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....35-45 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 40 to 45. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ108-212200-
East Central Plains-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....33-38.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 degrees.
* Min Humidity........38-48 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......East 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 39 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph increasing to 35 to 45
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 16 degrees.
* Min Humidity........27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ109-212200-
West Central Highlands-
603 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the morning, then slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....41-51 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....35-45 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and
  slight chance of rain showers in the evening, then chance of snow
  showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....19-23.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....71-91 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....70-90 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-38.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 39 to 44. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

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