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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SKI APACHE...NM-LNF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1120 AM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON OCTOBER 30.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

FORECAST ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN CENTERED OVER THE AREA TODAY...RESULTING
IN LIGHT WINDS...ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...AND POOR VENTILATION
RATES. A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA LATE THIS
AFTERNOON AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...CAUSING WINDS TO SHIFT
FROM THE NORTH TO THE SOUTH BY FRIDAY. THIS FRONT WILL ALSO PROVIDE
A BOOST IN LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AS WINDS TURN SOUTHEASTERLY. AN
INCOMING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL INCREASE WINDS ALOFT FRIDAY...SO
EXPECT INCREASING WINDS THROUGH THE DAY OUT OF THE SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST. DESPITE INCREASED WINDS...VENTILATION RATES WILL REMAIN
POOR. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER FRIDAY WITH INCREASED CLOUD
COVERAGE.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-62.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-24 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHERLY 5 TO 7 MPH BECOMING TERRAIN
                    INFLUENCED LESS THAN 6 MPH AFTER 1400.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-4300 FT AGL DECREASING TO 2000 FT AGL LATE
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO 4000-5300
                    FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON DECREASING TO 3100 FT
                    AGL LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 9 KNOTS.
VENT RATE...........POOR.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-34.
MAX HUMIDITY........50-56 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST 7 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 8 TO 11 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......-100-1200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4200-4900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
VENT RATE...........POOR IN THE MORNING BECOMING FAIR IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...24 BY WFO ABQ
REQUESTED BY...NM-ADC
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20141030.SKIAP.02/EPZ






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