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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON UNTIL MID EVENING FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO
THE ARIZONA BORDER, AS WELL AS FOR THE NORTHWEST PLATEAU, DUE TO
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FRIDAY LATE MORNING UNTIL MID EVENING FROM THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS EASTWARD TO THE TEXAS BORDER AND WESTWARD TO THE
ARIZONA BORDER DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES...

.DISCUSSION...
After warm, dry and gusty conditions today strong winds will develop
Thursday and Friday as an upper level low pressure system passes
north of New Mexico. The most critical conditions are expected in
zones located along and south of I-40 both days, where soil moisture
will be quite low and dryness levels will be high. There will also be
poor humidity recoveries in many areas Thursday night. Cooler air
will invade the region Saturday and Saturday night, and winds will
weaken, easing the fire weather concern. Showers and thunderstorms
are expected across northeast areas this weekend.

NMZ101-242100-
Northwest Plateau-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....82-87.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 6 high in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Max Humidity........33-53 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....81-86.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........9-14 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ102-242100-
North Central Mountains-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....64-69.
*    Below 8000 ft....77-82.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-43.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....42-62 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-58 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 4 low after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....65-70.
*    Below 8000 ft....79-84.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs
69 to 74. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to
15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
68 to 73. Terrain dominated winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity
14 to 24 percent.

$$

NMZ103-242100-
Northeast Highlands-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....65-70.
*    Below 8000 ft....77-82.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 18 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 21 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 6 high in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....41-46.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....35-55 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 29 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....67-72.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....10-15 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 77 to 82. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs
72 to 77. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to
16 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs
67 to 72. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.

$$

NMZ104-242100-
Northeast Plains-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....79-84.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 19 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  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........3 very low increasing to 5 moderate in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 degrees.
* Max Humidity........37-57 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 27 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph shifting to the west
  10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....86-91.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 83 to 88. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 77 to 82. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to
21 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 73 to 78. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to
34 percent.

$$

NMZ105-242100-
Northwest Highlands-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....72-77.
*    Below 8000 ft....81-86.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low increasing to 6 high in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....47-51.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-50 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....70-75.
*    Below 8000 ft....79-84.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....10-15 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 76 to 81. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 6 to 11 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 72 to 77. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 8 to 13 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 74 to 79. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.

$$

NMZ106-242100-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....86-91.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........28-38 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....87-92.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph decreasing to 25 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 86 to 91. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 82 to 87. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 6 to 11 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ107-242100-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....72-77.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....52-56.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-27 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 25 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
  after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 5 moderate after
  midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....73-78.
*    Below 8000 ft....82-87.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate increasing to 6 high in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 81 to 86. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum
Humidity 8 to 13 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 81. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 73 to 78. Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ108-242100-
East Central Plains-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....83-87.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 19 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 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........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Clear.
* Min Temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 degrees.
* Max Humidity........35-55 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 27 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....91-96.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........8-13 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 89 to 94. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 8 to 13 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 84 to 89. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 8 to 13 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Northeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.

$$

NMZ109-242100-
West Central Highlands-
654 AM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....75-80.
*    Below 8000 ft....81-86.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....10-15 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* 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 increasing to 6 high in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high decreasing to 4 low after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....73-78.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....7-12 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs 77 to 82. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 5 to 10 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 76 to 81. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 6 to 11 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 7 to 12 percent.

$$

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