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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New
Mexico...UPDATED
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM TODAY FOR THE
EAST CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6PM SATURDAY FOR
THE EAST CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND
LOW HUMIDITY...

.DISCUSSION...
Another round of very dry west to northwest winds will impact NM
today. Critical fire weather conditions will focus over the east
central plains. Marginal critical fire conditions are likely over
portions of central NM however a cooler and more stable airmass
should mitigate the overall threat. High temperatures will trend
several degrees warmer Saturday and winds will be more southwesterly
across NM. Critical fire conditions are possible Saturday afternoon
across northeast and east central NM. A series of upper level
disturbances will race eastward over NM Sunday through Tuesday and
create daily bouts of strong winds, colder temperatures, and perhaps
some light accumulations of high terrain snow across northern NM.


NMZ101-251400-
Northwest Plateau-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 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........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....8-13.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 degrees.
* Max Humidity........67-87 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 23 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 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...West 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...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 42 to 47. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity
26 to 36 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
45 to 50. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 30 to
40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 42 to
47. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 29 to 39 percent.

$$

NMZ102-251400-
North Central Mountains-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....26-36 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-28 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....1 below to 4 above zero.
*    Below 8000 ft....6-11.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....68-88 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....29-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....22-32 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-27 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 37 to 42. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity
26 to 36 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely. Highs 39 to 44.
Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers and chance of rain showers.
Highs 37 to 42. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to
38 percent.

$$

NMZ103-251400-
Northeast Highlands-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers
  and slight chance of sprinkles.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 30 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the evening.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....2-7.
*    Below 8000 ft....10-15.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph becoming west 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....32-37.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-24 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 20 mph increasing to west 20
  to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 45 to 50.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 48 to 53. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 24 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
46 to 51. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to
27 percent.

$$

NMZ104-251400-
Northeast Plains-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a slight chance of
  sprinkles.
* Max Temperature.....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-25 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear with a slight chance of snow
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....12-17.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Max Humidity........64-84 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 14 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 20 to 30 mph becoming southeast 5 to 10
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....47-52.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 5 to 15 mph increasing to southwest 20
  to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 53 to 58. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. Southwest winds 25 to
35 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 18 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ105-251400-
Northwest Highlands-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....20-25 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....2-7.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....66-86 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....62-82 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 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........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....36-41.
*    Below 8000 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 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 35 to 45 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...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity
24 to 34 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
44 to 49. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to
34 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 41 to
46. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.

$$

NMZ106-251400-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........42-62 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........10-15 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
51 to 56. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to
27 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 to 60. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 53 to 58.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.

$$

NMZ107-251400-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-36.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 30 to 40 mph. Gusts up to 60 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....7-12.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....46-66 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....43-63 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph decreasing to 10 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....37-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
47 to 52. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to
28 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 49 to 54. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 47 to 52.
West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ108-251400-
East Central Plains-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........51-71 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph becoming north 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. 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.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 12 to 17 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 20 to 30 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ109-251400-
West Central Highlands-
200 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....9-13.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....54-74 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....53-73 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....42-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....48-53.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 45 to 50. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity
21 to 31 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 47 to 52. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
43 to 48. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to
31 percent.

$$

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