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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.DISCUSSION...
A very active weather pattern setting up for the next week or two
with several upper level lows/troughs moving across the Rockies.
Breezy to windy days will be the norm through the upcoming week with
the strongest winds coming tomorrow with Red Flag Warning in effect
for eastern lowland zones.  A few rain showers are possible in the
mountains and west of the river. Temperatures will cool down for the
upcoming week with each of these troughs bringing near average
temperature air with them. Near red flag conditions are likely
Friday through Sunday before some low level moisture finally moves
into the area.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-231145-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 0600, then
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Isolated
                      rain showers after 0600 until 1200, then
                      scattered rain showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 12500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (365900 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers early in the
                      evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      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 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 7500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (178400 knot-ft).


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

$$

NMZ111-231145-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 0600, then
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers after 0600. Areas of blowing dust
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........12-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 13900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (412900 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening. Isolated
                      rain showers early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....38-42.
* Max humidity........55-60 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 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........3.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (118200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northwest 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.

$$

NMZ112-231145-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers after 0600. Areas of blowing dust
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....71-76.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-14 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 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (419500 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening. Isolated
                      rain showers early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....41-45.
* Max humidity........45-50 percent.
* 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.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........8-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL increasing to 9800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (224300 knot-ft).


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

$$

NMZ113-231145-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers and isolated rain showers after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 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.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (406400 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers and isolated rain showers early in
                      the evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....37-42.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 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. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 8700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (242000 knot-ft).


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

$$

TXZ055-231145-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....56-60.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........21-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 0600, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....76-80.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 9200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (324900 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....46-50.
* Max humidity........35-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 20 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....71-75.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 7700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (141900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West 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 in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-231145-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
209 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MDT
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........23-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....80-85.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 14600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (400000 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....44-48.
* Max humidity........36-41 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 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.......Excellent (198500 knot-ft).


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

$$
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