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
807 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING FOR WINDY AND VERY DRY CONDITIONS ALONG AND WEST OF THE
PECOS RIVER, AND OVER THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS AND NORTHWEST
PERMIAN BASIN...

.DISCUSSION...

Westerly winds will continue to diminish this evening, and RH will
slowly increase.  Since critical fire weather conditions are not
expected the rest of the night, the Red Flag Warning has been
allowed to expire.  Recovery overnight will be poor in most areas.
Temperatures will be cooler Friday, but west to northwest winds will
pump very dry air into the region, and minimum RH/s Friday afternoon
will be 5-10 percent areawide.  Since westerly winds will be near 20-
25 mph sustained along and south of the Pecos River, and over the
northwest Permian Basin, will continue the Fire Weather Watch for
Friday, but add all of southwest Texas.  A cold front will backdoor
into the area Friday night, which will allow for good recovery over
the Permian Basin, but poor elsewhere.  Near critical fire weather
conditions could occur south and west of the Pecos River Saturday
afternoon.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-241615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
707 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s above 6000 feet...33 to 38
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 30 to 40 mph above 6000
                      feet...west 25 to 35 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 60 to 70 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...55 to 60
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 25 to 35 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 70 mph.
* Mixing height.......7500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....26 to 31.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........25-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...west winds 20 to 25 mph.
                      Below 6000 feet...west winds 20 to 30 mph
                      becoming northwest 10 to 15 mph after
                      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...56 to 61
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 34 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny, breezy. Highs in the mid 50s above 6000 feet...
around 60 below 6000 feet. West winds 20 to 25 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs in the upper 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to
20 mph above 6000 feet...southwest 20 to 25 mph below 6000 feet.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...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.

$$

NMZ115-241615-
Southeast Plains-
707 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....35 to 40.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 50 to 60 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......11000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 20s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 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 25 to 35 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....59 to 64.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North 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.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-241615-
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
807 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017 /707 PM MST Thu Feb 23 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....38 to 43 across the mountains...in the lower
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000 feet...
                      west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....59 to 64 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....30 to 35 across the mountains...in the lower
                      40s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...25-35
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 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 (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....60 to 65 across the mountains...in the upper
                      70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...west winds 10 to 15 mph.
                      Below 5000 feet...northwest winds 5 to 10 mph
                      shifting to the southwest in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......10100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s across the
mountains...in the lower 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 upper 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.

$$

TXZ045-058-075-082-241615-
Gaines-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Seminole, Pecos, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
807 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 45 to 55 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent).
* Max temperature.....68 to 73.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 32 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....33 to 38.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....65 to 70.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......10100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

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

$$

TXZ046>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-241615-
Dawson-Borden-Scurry-Andrews-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Loving-Winkler-
Ector-Midland-Glasscock-Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-
Including the cities of Lamesa, Gail, Snyder, Andrews, Stanton,
Big Spring, Colorado City, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, Midland,
Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, and Big Lake
807 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 55 to 65 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......9800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 30s.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....60 to 65.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/111000 knot-ft.

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

$$



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