Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
130 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THROUGH 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15% OR LESS, 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE, AND HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE, DAVIS,
AND APACHE MOUNTAINS, SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS, PORTIONS OF THE
WESTERN LOW ROLLING PLAINS AND PERMIAN BASIN, VAN HORN AND THE
HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, REEVES COUNTY AND THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND
PECOS, PRESIDIO, BREWSTER, AND TERRELL COUNTIES...

.DISCUSSION...
Cooler temperatures have meant that critical fire weather conditions
have been slow to develop, but given the very windy conditions across
the area will keep the Red Flag Warning going into this evening. A
cold front will shift current west winds from the northwest this
afternoon which will then decrease after sunset. The cooler
temperatures will allow for fair to good recovery tonight and an
easing of the fire weather threat tomorrow before increasing winds
elevate the threat again on Sunday.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-251615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1230 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph becoming
                      northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 70 above 6000 feet...71 to 76 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...southwest winds 20 to 25
                      mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph after
                      midnight. Below 6000 feet...southwest winds
                      15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...69 to 74
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in the upper
60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s above 6000 feet...in
the mid 60s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-251615-
Southeast Plains-
1230 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....74 to 79.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......14100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-251615-
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
130 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017 /1230 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44 across the mountains...in the lower
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...25-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....72 to 77 across the mountains...86 to 91
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 23 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....45 to 50 across the mountains...in the mid
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........15-25 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet...south winds 5 to 10
                      mph shifting to the west after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....71 to 76 across the mountains...in the lower
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent across the mountains...5
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......13200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 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 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...
around 90 along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 20 to 25 mph above
5000 feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ050-058>062-067>069-075-082-251615-
Andrews-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-Winkler-Ector-
Midland-Ward-Crane-Upton-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Andrews, Pecos, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
130 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....77 to 82.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......12800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-051>053-063-070-251615-
Gaines-Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Glasscock-Reagan-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Stanton,
Big Spring, Colorado City, Garden City, and Big Lake
130 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5
                      to 10 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 45 to 55 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......7500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/103100 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......13100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 33 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$



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