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
412 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Fire weather concerns will be on the low side today and Thursday due
to below normal temperatures, and a chance of a wetting rain in the
form of wintry precipitation.  Temperatures will rise above normal by
Friday, with warm and dry conditions lasting through the weekend.  It
could be windy Saturday, so at least elevated fire weather conditions
will be possible then.

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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-TXZ258-221015-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
312 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....41 to 46 above 6000 feet...43 to 48 below
                      6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........45-55 percent above 6000 feet...40-50 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph above 6000 feet...east
                      10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/48200 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent above 6000 feet...80-100
                      percent below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...51 to 56
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......8100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...around
60 below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 50s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 50s above 6000 feet...in the
upper 50s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-221015-
Southeast Plains-
312 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of light freezing rain, light sleet and
                      isolated thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.....39 to 44.
*    24 hr trend......25 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...South around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/41700 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 50s.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......10500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-221015-
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
412 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018 /312 AM MST Wed Feb 21 2018/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain and isolated thunderstorms in the
                      morning.
* Max temperature.....52 to 57 across the mountains...59 to 64
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...35-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......10800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/142700 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....28 to 33 across the mountains...in the upper
                      30s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent across the mountains...65-85
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...east 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....58 to 63 across the mountains...69 to 74
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...
                      south 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...around 80 along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s across the mountains...in
the upper 70s 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.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 60s across the mountains...in
the upper 70s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph
above 5000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-221015-
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
412 AM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Light freezing
                      rain, light sleet and chance of rain in the
                      morning. Isolated thunderstorms through the
                      day. Light freezing rain, light sleet likely
                      and slight chance of rain in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....37 to 42.
*    24 hr trend......37 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........55-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......45 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 3.
* Chance of precip....90 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/44000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of light freezing rain or patchy light
                      freezing drizzle.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 35 to 45 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of light
                      freezing rain in the morning. Chance of rain
                      in the late morning and afternoon.
* Max temperature.....55 to 60.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......9000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 19 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/124400 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Warmer.
Highs in the upper 60s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

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