Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
222 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...
The fire weather threat will be reduced through the weekend as
minimum afternoon humidities stay above 20 percent. Warm temperatures
will briefly increase the threat on Monday as humidities drop to the
lower teens, but winds will remain modest so critical conditions are
not expected. A chance for showers and storms Thursday may add some
fuel moisture. Overnight recovery will be good to excellent.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-191630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
122 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s above 6000 feet...55 to 60
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent above 6000 feet...50-70 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000
                      feet...west 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (65-75 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...71 to 76
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent above 6000 feet...35-45 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......10000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/109700 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...52 to 57
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, southwest winds after
                      midnight. Below 6000 feet, west winds 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...77 to 82
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph above 6000 feet...
west 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in the upper
60s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-191630-
Southeast Plains-
122 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 19 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/97100 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......12700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs around 80. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-191630-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, Presidio,
Marfa, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
222 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017 /122 PM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      upper 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....75 to 80 across the mountains...84 to 89
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds around 5 mph increasing to 10
                      to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......11600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/130000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 50s across the mountains...in the
                      mid 60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southeast winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the south 5 to 10 mph after
                      midnight. Below 5000 feet, east winds 5 to 10
                      mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....77 to 82 across the mountains...87 to 92
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-35 percent across the mountains...30-40
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...south 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......11900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in
the upper 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-191630-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-Midland-
Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews,
Stanton, Big Spring, Colorado City, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
222 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......10300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 23 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/92900 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....58 to 63.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/142900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the mid 70s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$



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