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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM TODAY FOR
PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FOR STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.DISCUSSION...
Winds aloft will strengthen today, as strong low pressure moves
across the interior Northwest U.S. A lee surface trough in eastern NM
will increase wind speeds across east central NM, where gusts to
around 30 mph will be common. The combination of stronger winds and
very low relative humidity will create critical fire weather
conditions across portions of east central NM late this morning
through early this evening, and a Red Flag Warning has been issued.
Ventilation across the eastern plains today will be fair to good, but
ventilation will be fair or poor across the rest of the region. A
backdoor cold front will increase relative humidity above 20 percent
in the eastern plains Tuesday, and ventilation will be fair to good.
A large upper level high pressure system to the west will build
across NM Wednesday through Friday pushing high temperatures well
above normal. Light winds associated with this high pressure system
will reduce ventilation to fair to poor Wednesday through Friday.

NMZ101-202245-
Northwest Plateau-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....50-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  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........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....24-29.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Max Humidity........41-61 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 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.....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph becoming north 15 to
  25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Terrain dominated
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 24 percent.

$$

NMZ102-202245-
North Central Mountains-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....43-48.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....57-77 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-72 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 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....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. 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.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to 37 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 63. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.

$$

NMZ103-202245-
Northeast Highlands-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....47-52.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....7-12 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....24-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-58 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....48-53.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 20 mph shifting to the east in
  the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 30 to 40 mph becoming northwest 15 to
  25 mph in the afternoon.
* 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 59 to 64. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ104-202245-
Northeast Plains-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 degrees.
* Min Humidity........8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 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........5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....35-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Max Humidity........30-50 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 10 to 20 mph shifting to the northeast
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* 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 63 to 68. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ105-202245-
Northwest Highlands-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....48-53.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-29.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-58 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 35 to 45 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....53-58.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 66. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Terrain dominated
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 to 70. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ106-202245-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  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........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....31-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........30-40 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  northwest 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph increasing to 40 to 50
  mph after midnight.
* 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.....63-68.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 66. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. Terrain dominated
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 69 to 74. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 18 to 23 percent.

$$

NMZ107-202245-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....46-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....30-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-50 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 45 to 55 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....50-55.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 15 to 25 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Terrain dominated
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 66 to 71. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 18 to 23 percent.

$$

NMZ108-202245-
East Central Plains-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....67-72.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........33-43 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph shifting to the northeast
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Southwest winds 5 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Northwest
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ109-202245-
West Central Highlands-
500 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....55-59.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-33.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-34.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....33-43 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45
  mph after midnight.
* 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....55-59.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-27 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 35 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.THANKSGIVING DAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Terrain dominated
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 23 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

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