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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A slow moving storm system will impact mainly southern New Mexico
today through Monday night, with the best chances for rain and
higher terrain snow south of Interstate 40. Vent rates today will be
poor over the lower elevations and good over the higher terrain.
Precipitation should taper off by Monday night, with drier and
warmer weather Tuesday and especially Wednesday as westerly winds
increase. Another storm system looks to impact the state later this
week, but models not in good agreement how the system will pan out.
At this time it looks like snow may favor the northern mountains
Thursday into Thursday night. Considerably colder and well below
average high temperatures appear likely starting Thursday and moreso
Friday and Saturday.

NMZ101-172230-
Northwest Plateau-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........18-23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 5 to 15 mph.
* 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.....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........51-71 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South up to 10 mph shifting to the west after
  midnight.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest up to 10 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...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 21 to 26 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
37 to 42. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 31 to
41 percent.

$$

NMZ102-172230-
North Central Mountains-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the morning
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....54-74 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-72 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....35-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 44 to 49. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 46 to 51. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 22 to 32 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
35 to 40. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 30 to
40 percent.

$$

NMZ103-172230-
Northeast Highlands-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-41.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph shifting to the south in
  the afternoon.
* 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 in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-26.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....53-73 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west
  after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....39-44.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-30 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
37 to 42. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to
39 percent.

$$

NMZ104-172230-
Northeast Plains-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the
  southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....25-30.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........55-75 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 5 to 15 mph shifting to the southwest
  10 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........20-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. North winds 5 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and slight chance
of rain showers. Highs 43 to 48. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.

$$

NMZ105-172230-
Northwest Highlands-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 17 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then chance of snow showers after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-78 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 19 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
  in the morning, then mostly sunny with a chance of rain showers
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....38-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northeast up to 10 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 52. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 25 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 37 to 42.
West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to 39 percent.

$$

NMZ106-172230-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  slight chance of snow showers in the morning, then rain showers
  likely in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  evening, then rain and snow showers likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....26-31.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........70-90 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 22 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
  showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........32-42 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 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.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. Terrain dominated winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 52 to 57. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.

$$

NMZ107-172230-
Sandia, Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely in the
  afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....28-38 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow
  showers in the evening, then rain and snow showers likely after
  midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-30.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....58-78 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....68-88 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 18 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....70 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
  showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....37-47 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....33-43 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 51 to 56. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Highs 42 to 47. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to
37 percent.

$$

NMZ108-172230-
East Central Plains-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........19-24 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 5 to 15 mph shifting to the
  southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  evening, then chance of rain and snow showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....30-34.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........65-85 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southwest
  after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds
10 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 51 to 56. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ109-172230-
West Central Highlands-
355 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers and chance of rain showers in
  the morning, then rain and snow showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 28 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....80 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers in the evening, then snow showers likely after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....25-29.
*    Below 8000 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....72-92 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 29 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....37-41.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....42-52 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-48 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...East 5 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 46 to 51. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Highs
40 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to
36 percent.

$$



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