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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Breezy to windy conditions with max temperatures fluctuating some
5 degrees above and below normal will prevail this week as a
series of Pacific storm systems move through the area. A strong
upper low will bring gusty winds and blowing dust to the region on
Tuesday, along with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms
to the higher elevations, especially the Gila. Fire danger should
remain elevated today in most areas and in the afternoon across
some portions of El Paso, Hudspeth and southern Otero counties
Tuesday but min RH values will be marginal and may be close to
critical levels. Another strong storm system looks likely on
Friday and Saturday, with more wind and lowland blowing dust with
a much likelier risk of Red Flag conditions most areas Friday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-271915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (232100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers after midnight. Slight chance
                      of snow showers early in the morning.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-35.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Numerous snow
                      showers early in the morning. Numerous rain
                      showers through the day. Isolated
                      thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......80 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......9700 ft AGL increasing to 14000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (293800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and slight chance
of snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ111-271915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....73-78.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (245000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers through the day. Isolated
                      thunderstorms in the afternoon. Areas of
                      blowing dust in the late morning and
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......9600 ft AGL increasing to 14700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (376500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.
Isolated showers. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Lows in
the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-271915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....73-78.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (232100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....47-51.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........44-49 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers through the day. Isolated
                      thunderstorms in the afternoon. Areas of
                      blowing dust in the late morning and
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....63-68.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......9000 ft AGL increasing to 16900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (407800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ113-271915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60.
*    Below 7500 ft....65-70.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (168500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers in the morning, then isolated showers
                      and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7900 ft AGL increasing to 15400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (358500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and slight
chance of snow showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-271915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (191000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the late morning and
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....68-73.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 14500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (417000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs around 80. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-271915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
731 AM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-82.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (159500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....52-54.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........34-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the late morning and
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 12600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (359000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of blowing dust in the evening.
Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon. Lows in
the upper 40s. Highs around 80. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

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