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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...
A passing upper level disturbance will bring breezy to windy
conditions today along with cooler temperatures and slight
chances for rain or mountain snow showers. Winds will gust around
30 mph lower elevations today with gusts from 40 to 50 mph higher
mountains and eastern slopes. Winds will be mostly west to
southwesterly Wednesday through early next week and this will
result in mostly dry weather during the period. Another upper
disturbance with a cold front will cause possibly windy conditions
on Friday with gusts from 40 to 50 mph expected. Cooler below
normal temperatures expected Saturday after a cold front moves
across the region.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-202200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100-6300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (122100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....79-84 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph becoming south
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....37-41.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000-6900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (128100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid
40s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-202200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100-7000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (176400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-30.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........82-87 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph becoming south
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....54-58.
* Min humidity........29-34 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (139300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-202200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000-7500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (183000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....28-33.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........77-82 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      southeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....54-59.
* Min humidity........31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL increasing to 7400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (137300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. South winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-202200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 49 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5200-6500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (153000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....72-77 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (127100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. South winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-202200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....57-61.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........33-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (148800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....34-36.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph becoming north
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-63.
* Min humidity........26-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 7500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (85900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-202200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
651 AM MST Tue Feb 20 2018

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (125900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-35.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........77-82 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-64.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (104800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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