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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Very dry conditions expected today with dewpoints in the single
digits in the lowlands, and negative single digits in the higher
terrain above 6,000 feet. Winds will increase again this
afternoon, reaching critical values in a few lowland areas. Still
on the fence this morning about issuing a Red Flag warning for all
of the lowland zones. Will probably issue one for the eastern
most fire weather zones in west Texas where the criteria is met
for the longest period of time. Tomorrow min RH values will
remain in the lower double digits but winds will drop below
critical values while high temps reach near normal values.
Critical Fire Wx conditions possible again on Sunday as windy
conditions return. Dewpoints will moderate by then, but Min RH
values will be close to critical thresholds again.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-241945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....17-22 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (141800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-27.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 6300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (141900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ111-241945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (126300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....25-30.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (158700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-241945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (135300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....27-32.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........39-44 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph becoming northwest
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....58-63.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 6500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (133500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ113-241945-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (243100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....21-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (162000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest
winds around 20 mph.

$$

TXZ055-241945-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....60-64.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 5500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (136500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....32-37.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph becoming west
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 6600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (105700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-241945-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
646 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 5800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (154700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....30-35.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph becoming northwest
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (146300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around
10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$


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