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
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

..SEVERAL CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES LIKELY
OVER THE NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS STARTING FRIDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
An active period of weather is forecast through the next 7 days as
several short wave troughs swing through the Great Basin and central
Rockies, and brush northern New Mexico bringing periods of strong
winds to the central mountain chain and east, as well as spotty
precipitation to the west central and northern mountains.
Temperatures will be generally near to below average with mostly good
to excellent vent rates. The eastern plains will see the potential
for critical fire weather conditions Friday through next Tuesday as
strong winds will be combined with low humidities each day. However,
forecast Haines will be low both Friday and Saturday. Strongest winds
may occur Friday night and Saturday along the central mountain chain
and eastern plains where gusts ranging from 50-65 mph are possible.

NMZ101-222200-
Northwest Plateau-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....13-18.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........68-88 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south
  after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........28-38 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 33 to 38. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 37 to 42.
West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 52. Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ102-222200-
North Central Mountains-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers in the morning, then snow showers
  likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....44-54 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-44 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....90 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....7-12.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....65-85 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....67-87 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 17 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs
29 to 34. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to
26 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 32 to 37.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 42 to 47. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ103-222200-
Northeast Highlands-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely in the morning, then snow
  showers likely and chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....35-45 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph increasing to southwest 25
  to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 50 to 60 mph decreasing to 35 to 45
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....10-15.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....63-83 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-69 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-36.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30
  mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 50 to 60 mph decreasing to 40 to 50
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 37 to 42. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 21 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 40 to 45.
West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 24 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.

$$

NMZ104-222200-
Northeast Plains-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 50 to 60 mph decreasing to 40 to 50
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....18-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........44-64 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph becoming west 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to south 20
  to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 50 to 60 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 52. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ105-222200-
Northwest Highlands-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....28-33.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph becoming west 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....45-65 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-78 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 20 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 33 to 38. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 37 to 42. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 48 to 53. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ106-222200-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  showers in the morning, then chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph decreasing to 25 to 35
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....21-26.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........56-76 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 53 to 58. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ107-222200-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 25 mph shifting to the southwest
  20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph decreasing to 30 to 40
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....17-22.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....35-55 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 20 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....33-38.
*    Below 8000 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 37 to 42. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ108-222200-
East Central Plains-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 17 degrees.
* Min Humidity........21-26 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....23-28.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........50-70 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....57-62.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to south 15
  to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 10 to 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 58. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.

$$

NMZ109-222200-
West Central Highlands-
409 AM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....32-37.
*    Below 8000 ft....40-45.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 35 to 45 mph becoming west 25 to 35
  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....17-21.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....39-59 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....47-67 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 21 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph increasing to 40 to 50
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-41.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 36 to 41. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 49 to 54. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$



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