Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
233 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Upper-level ridging over West Texas and Southeast New Mexico will
result in above-normal temperatures into next week.   Abundant
low-level moisture will maintain a chance of thunderstorms each day.
Relative humidity recovery overnight and Friday night will be
moderate to excellent.  RH will bottom out at 22-54% Friday
afternoon, and 22-59% Saturday.

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-181630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
133 PM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the night.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s above 6000 feet...in the mid
                      60s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000
                      feet...south 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....10 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).  Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the
                      upper 80s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East around 10 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/89000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s above 6000 feet...in the mid
                      60s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent).  Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the mid
                      80s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/98000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet.  Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet.  South winds 5 to 10 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the mid
80s below 6000 feet.  Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-181630-
Southeast Plains-
133 PM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South 5 to 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 90s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East around 10 mph.
* Mixing height.......14500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/99800 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent).  Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....89 to 94.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......12000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/143000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 80s.  South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 80s.  South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 90s.  South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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TXZ057-074-079>081-181630-
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
233 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017 /133 PM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (50-60 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East 5 to 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).  Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s across the mountains...around
                      100 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......12600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/104900 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (45-55 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent across the mountains...55-75
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).  Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....82 to 87 across the mountains...around 102
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...20-30
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....30 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......12700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 13 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/132200 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s across the mountains...around
101 along the Rio Grande.  Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s across the mountains...around
100 along the Rio Grande.  Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s across the mountains...around
100 along the Rio Grande.  Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-181630-
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
233 PM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......11600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 23 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/130500 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).  Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/149000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny.  Highs in the mid 90s.  Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph.  Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 90s.  Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 90s.  South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

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