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/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
225 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

.DISCUSSION...

FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ON THE LOW END THROUGH
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.  THE AREA WILL SEE TEMPERATURES WARM A LITTLE
FRIDAY, THEN NEAR NORMAL SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY, HOWEVER RAIN
CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY.  IT WILL BE DRIER SUNDAY, AND
WINDY, BUT RECENT RAINFALL AND LOW ERC/S WILL LIKELY PREVENT MUCH IN
THE WAY OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

&&

FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-221615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
125 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...74 TO 79
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 19 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 50 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN
                      THE AFTERNOON. BELOW 6000 FEET...SOUTHEAST
                      WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST
                      15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 21 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...55-75 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 32 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...72 TO 77 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT
OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE UPPER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
80 BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-221615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
125 PM MDT THU MAY 21 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75 TO 80.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 20 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 36 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/136000 KNOT-FT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76 TO 81.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 16 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-221615-
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...MARATHON
225 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE UPPER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...75-95 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...91 TO 96
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 11 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 26 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
                      MOUNTAINS...AROUND 70 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 22 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      UPPER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 22 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
AROUND 90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-221615-
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...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...FORT STOCKTON...
SANDERSON
225 PM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....54 TO 59.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77 TO 82.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 15 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/60000 KNOT-FT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 9 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/119000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$





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