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
724 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MST SATURDAY FOR RH
OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS, WINDS OF AT LEAST 20 MPH, AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

.DISCUSSION...

A cold front will push into eastern parts of the area tonight but
conditions will dry out tomorrow afternoon for the western part of
the area. Winds will mostly be below 20 mph except in the Guadalupe
Mountains Saturday afternoon resulting in critical fire weather
conditions for that area. Low RH values will continue across much of
the area through Tuesday. Windy conditions will return to western
portions of the area on Sunday resulting in elevated to near critical
conditions Sunday afternoon for areas along and west of the Upper
Trans Pecos.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-251630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
624 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MST SATURDAY...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....27 to 32.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...15 to 20 mph after
                      midnight. Below 6000 feet...10 to 15 mph
                      after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s above 6000 feet...57 to 62
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....36 to 41.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 30 mph above 6000
                      feet...southwest 20 to 25 mph below 6000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s above 6000 feet...60 to 65
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent above 6000 feet...10-15 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30
                      to 40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...in the lower
60s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the mid 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to
25 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 50s below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-251630-
Southeast Plains-
624 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....25 to 30.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....60 to 65.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 30s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....66 to 71.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 55 mph.
* Mixing height.......12200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-251630-
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
724 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017 /624 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017/

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....29 to 34 across the mountains...in the lower
                      40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....60 to 65 across the mountains...72 to 77
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      south 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......9600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....36 to 41 across the mountains...in the lower
                      40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-45 percent across the mountains...65-85
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....65 to 70 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 5000 feet...southwest winds 5 to 10 mph
                      increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......15700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 44 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
mid 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...
in the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s across the
mountains...in the mid 70s along the Rio Grande. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-251630-
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
724 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....31 to 36.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....63 to 68.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......9600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/139900 knot-ft.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 40.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* 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.........Mostly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......13400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s. North winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$



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