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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...A low pressure system crossing NM today will spread
showers and storms across the area through tonight. The greatest
potential for wetting rainfall will focus along and south of the I-40
corridor. Ventilation rates today will range from good across the
north to poor across the south. Clearing will develop from west to
east overnight with excellent humidity recoveries all areas. West/
southwest winds will increase Friday as stronger flow aloft moves
across NM. Ventilation will improve to excellent most areas. High
temperatures will be above normal with much lower humidity. A fast
moving upper level wave will slide into the southern Rockies Saturday
and force a cold front through the state on breezy northwest flow.
Ventilation will remain excellent most areas. A strong ridge of high
pressure will build over the area Sunday and Monday and allow for a
warming and drying trend. Ventilation will become poor once again.

NMZ101-201100-
Northwest Plateau-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning, then partly
  cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........66-86 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 23 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southeast 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....71-76.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph shifting to the southwest
  15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 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 56 to 61. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 68 to 73. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ102-201100-
North Central Mountains-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....58-63.
*    Below 8000 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....33-38.
*    Below 8000 ft....40-45.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....79-99 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 37 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30
  mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....57-62.
*    Below 8000 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph increasing to southwest 30
  to 40 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 55 to 60. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 24 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.

$$

NMZ103-201100-
Northeast Highlands-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....59-64.
*    Below 8000 ft....70-75.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening, then isolated showers and
  thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....35-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....79-99 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....77-97 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 25 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to west 20
  to 30 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3 decreasing to 2 after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....58-63.
*    Below 8000 ft....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45 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...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 60 to 65. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum
Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 61 to 66. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 68 to 73. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ104-201100-
Northeast Plains-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....73-77.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 5 to 10 mph increasing to south 10 to
  20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 2 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 19 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....74-79.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 65 to 70. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 to 70. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 73 to 78. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ105-201100-
Northwest Highlands-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....59-64.
*    Below 8000 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Numerous showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-43.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....61-81 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................4 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....62-67.
*    Below 8000 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-29 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 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 59 to 64. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 69 to 74. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

NMZ106-201100-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy with numerous
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 20 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with isolated
  showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....47-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 27 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to west 20
  to 30 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................4 decreasing to 2 after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....72-77.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........21-31 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....10 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 68 to 73. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 74 to 79. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 13 to 18 percent.

$$

NMZ107-201100-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....56-61.
*    Below 8000 ft....64-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....37-47 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 26 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening, then partly cloudy with scattered
  showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Patchy fog after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....41-46.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....69-89 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 31 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph
  after midnight.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................4 decreasing to 3 after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....61-66.
*    Below 8000 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....10 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 63 to 68. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 70 to 75. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ108-201100-
East Central Plains-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....72-77.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 20 mph
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1 increasing to 3 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming
  mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog
  after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....74-79.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........28-38 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....10 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 71 to 76. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 19 to 24 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 5 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ109-201100-
West Central Highlands-
607 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
  thunderstorms in the morning, then mostly cloudy with numerous
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....60-65.
*    Below 8000 ft....65-70.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................3 increasing to 4 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with numerous showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening, then mostly clear after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....70-90 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................4 decreasing to 1 after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....63-67.
*    Below 8000 ft....69-74.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 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...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 63 to 68. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 66 to 71. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs 71 to 76. Terrain dominated winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.

$$

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