Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...Fire Weather Watch Wednesday afternoon for the eastern plains and
northeast highlands below significant snowpack due to strong
winds...low humidity and an unstable atmosphere...

...Fire Weather Watch Thursday for the eastern plains and lower to
middle rio grande valley due to strong winds...low humidity and an
unstable atmosphere...

.DISCUSSION...
Dry with a significant warming trend through Wednesday. Winds will
trend down today and Tuesday, then increase again Wednesday. Critical
fire weather conditions are possible across the northeast third
Wednesday afternoon. Winds will strengthen even more on Thursday.
They will be strong to potentially damaging from the central mountain
peaks to the Texas border. Critical fire weather conditions will
exist across the eastern plains and lower and middle Rio Grande
Valley Thursday. Some rain and mountain snow showers are forecast
for Wednesday night and Thursday. Cooler temperatures are also
forecast for Thursday and Friday. There will be less wind Friday but
still enough for possible spotty strong wind and low humidity
conditions across the east central plains. The weekend will start dry
and milder with possible spotty critical fire conditions both days
across a small portion of the east. Sunday will bring a chance of
rain and mountain snow showers across the west and north, as well as
a little cooling.

NMZ101-211400-
Northwest Plateau-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to 15
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....29-33.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........73-93 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 64 to 69. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 47 to 52.
West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.

$$

NMZ102-211400-
North Central Mountains-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy late in the morning then
  clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....40-45.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26.
*    Below 8000 ft....26-31.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....69-89 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....70-90 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....48-53.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 58 to 63. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
43 to 48. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to
29 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 39 to 44. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.

$$

NMZ103-211400-
Northeast Highlands-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE LOWER
ELEVATION PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS...

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 25 to 35 mph becoming northwest 10 to
  20 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-30.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....55-75 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....55-60.
*    Below 8000 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....17-27 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph shifting to the west
  15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
52 to 57. Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to
23 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ104-211400-
Northeast Plains-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........42-62 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 5 to 15 mph shifting to the west 10 to
  15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....72-77.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest 10
  to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 9 to 14 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Southwest winds 30 to
40 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.

$$

NMZ105-211400-
Northwest Highlands-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy late in the morning then
  clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....35-45 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 19 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....28-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....28-33.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....72-92 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....71-91 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....52-57.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 62 to 67. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Chance of snow showers. Highs 45 to 50.
West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 45 to 50. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ106-211400-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy late in the morning then
  clearing.
* Max Temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph becoming north 10 to
  15 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........61-81 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  northwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 60 to
65. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 56 to 61. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ107-211400-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy late in the morning then
  clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....32-36.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....48-68 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-77 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 23 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....55-60.
*    Below 8000 ft....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. Southwest winds 35 to
45 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 48 to 53. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ108-211400-
East Central Plains-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

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

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....63-68.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph shifting to the north
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....35-39.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........46-66 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southeast 5 to 15 mph shifting to the
  southwest 10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....74-78.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 81. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 67 to 72. Southwest winds 30 to
45 mph. Minimum Humidity 9 to 14 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 56 to 61. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 9 to 14 percent.

$$

NMZ109-211400-
West Central Highlands-
737 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy late in the morning then
  clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 21 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-33.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....58-78 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 21 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....56-60.
*    Below 8000 ft....62-67.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 65 to 70. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

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