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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Friday will be dry, mostly sunny, and warmer. Winds will remain
light and shift to the southwest by afternoon. A Pacific storm
system will track through the state Saturday night and early
Sunday morning. Strong westerly winds will occur with this system
Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. The strongest gusts
will be along the east slopes of area mountains. This system will
also generate a chance of lowland rain and mountain snow showers.
Amounts overall will be light with a potential for 1 to 2 inches
of snow in the mountains above 6000 feet. Winds will remain strong
on Sunday with drying conditions with much cooler temperatures.
Next week will be relatively quiet.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-191930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-21 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1700 ft AGL increasing to 4400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (58900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr trend......134 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......47 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent). Chance of rain
                      showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (244400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
of showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 40. West winds
around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 18. Highs in the lower 40s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-191930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........16-18 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (64200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....60-64.
* Min humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (263500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Chance of showers and slight
chance of snow showers. Lows around 30. Highs around 50. West
winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs around 50.
North winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-191930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-63.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........17-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1200-3000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (38400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....32-37.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........52-57 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 6900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (224700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-191930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......1400-3100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (67700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......138 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......58 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-61.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (134700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Colder. Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 40s. West
winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower
40s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-191930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-63.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........19-21 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......800-2200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (18600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....64-68.
* Min humidity........20-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......900 ft AGL increasing to 4700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (68300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-191930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
745 AM MST Fri Jan 19 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1100 ft AGL increasing to 3100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (48600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
* Min humidity........17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 5000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (85500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 5 mph.

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