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
317 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns will be fairly low. Above normal temperatures
will be present today before a cold front moves through the area
tonight bringing cooler temperatures Sunday. Temperatures will once
again warm above normal on Monday before cooler conditions come back
on Tuesday. Minimum relative humidity values will be above 15 percent
today. Low RH values will be across portions of the area south and
west of the Pecos River Sunday and Monday but wind speeds will be
well below 20 mph across these areas. RH conditions improve on
Tuesday.

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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-TXZ258-220830-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
217 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...71 to 76
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Below 6000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44 above 6000 feet...41 to 46 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent above 6000 feet...30-50 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 50s to lower 60s above 6000 feet...
                      in the mid 60s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southeast in the afternoon.
                      Below 6000 feet, northeast winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the southeast 5 to 10 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Poor/29900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the mid
70s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the lower 60s above 6000 feet...
in the mid 60s below 6000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-220830-
Southeast Plains-
217 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....76 to 81.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....40 to 45.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/40000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-220830-
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
317 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017 /217 AM MDT Sat Oct 21 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....76 to 81 across the mountains...92 to 97
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49 across the mountains...in the mid
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....66 to 71 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...
                      northeast 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 16 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/64800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 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.
.TUESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the mountains...in
the lower 80s along the Rio Grande. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-220830-
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
317 AM CDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                      thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....84 to 89.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....47 to 52.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......32 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/66900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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