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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.DISCUSSION...
A low pressure system with a cold front will move across New
Mexico and west Texas today bringing windy conditions with blowing
dust across the Borderland along with cooler temperatures. Red
flag conditions are expected over eastern zones, and although the
Sacramento Mountains are not in the warning, some areas on the
eastern slopes may experience Red Flag conditions due to the
drying downslope winds, especially before some low level moisture
moves in. Westerly winds will bring seasonally warm dry weather
this weekend and Monday but a passing upper disturbance will
produce breezy to marginally windy conditions Saturday and Sunday.
Near Red Flag conditions are expected Friday through Sunday.
Another low pressure system may bring breezy to windy weather
along with a few rain showers Tuesday and Wednesday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-232100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Isolated
                      rain showers until 1200, then scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....47-52.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west 20 to 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (361300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (147500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-232100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers. Areas of blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....65-70.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 14100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (373800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 8700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (95000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-232100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers. Areas of blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....70-75.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 11800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (384200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........8-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 9200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (182500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. West
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-232100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers and snow showers after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (368600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    24 hr trend......29 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL increasing to 9600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (236300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-232100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....75-79.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 30 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 9600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (296100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 35 mph decreasing to
                      around 25 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....71-75.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (123400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 80.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. West
winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-232100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
649 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....79-84.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 14600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (400000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (192900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.

$$
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