Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
323 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns will be fairly low into the weekend as the
chance for a wetting rain will continue each day over most of the
area, and high temperatures will remain below normal.  Minimum
afternoon RHs will generally stay above 25% each day also, while
recovery will be good to excellent each morning.

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-240830-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
223 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the
                      lower 80s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........45-55 percent above 6000 feet...40-50 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......8100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/43000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....Around 60 above 6000 feet...in the lower 60s
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...around 80
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........45-55 percent above 6000 feet...40-50 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 5 mph.
* Mixing height.......8700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 8 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/59900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s above 6000 feet...in the lower
80s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-240830-
Southeast Plains-
223 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 13 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/44500 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....82 to 87.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 10 mph.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/82600 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-240830-
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
323 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017 /223 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent across the mountains...30
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......11800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/93100 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...East around 10 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 9 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/85800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in the
mid 90s along the Rio Grande. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in the mid 90s
along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph above 5000 feet...
northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in the mid 90s
along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-240830-
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
323 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....87 to 92.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......10200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/80900 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....Around 70.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....30 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 5 to 10 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....86 to 91.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......10800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/84600 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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