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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

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

.DISCUSSION...
Today was the only break in the winds for the week with
increasing west winds starting Thursday and continuing into
Saturday. Relative humidities on Thursday will be falling into the
10-15 percent range so will go ahead an issue a Red Flag Warning
for all lowland areas and the Gila region. RH`s in the Sacs look
to be just high enough to remain out of critical conditions. There
will be an increase in moisture across region Friday which should
keep critical conditions to just an hour or two in the lowlands.
Similar conditions Saturday but temperatures will be cooler and
humidity levels even higher as some showers move across area.
Temperatures rebound back for early next week with daily breezy
and dry conditions.

&&

...Percentages shown in the sky/weather portion reflect
sky cover amount...

...Mean elevations used to obtain mixing heights as follows:
Zone 110 - Reserve   (5900 ft)
Zone 111 - Deming    (4300 ft)
Zone 112 - Las Cruces(3900 ft)
Zone 113 - Ruidoso   (6900 ft)

Ventilation categories are determined by criteria established
by the state of New Mexico.




NMZ110-271300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 20 mph increasing to
                      around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (317200 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....57-62 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....70-75.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (336600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers,
thunderstorms and snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
mid 50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-271300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (364900 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-55.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....79-84.
* Min humidity........17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to west around 30 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL increasing to 10800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (367500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs
in the upper 60s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-271300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 3 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-55.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 12200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (371800 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....53-58.
* Max humidity........43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon. Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the
                      afternoon.
* Max temperature.....80-85.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7500 ft AGL increasing to 12600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (373600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-271300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....66-71.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7900 ft AGL increasing to 12300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (477500 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to southwest around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......8300 ft AGL increasing to 12200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (365900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 50s. West
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-271300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THURSDAY TO 3 AM MDT
FRIDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....56-60.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....86-90.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (354000 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....61-65.
* Max humidity........39-44 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....84-88.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL increasing to 10600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (332000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s.
Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-271300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
216 PM MDT Wed Apr 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....85-90.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (336700 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....57-61.
* Max humidity........44-49 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....85-90.
* Min humidity........12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 12700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (336900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy with slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$
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