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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST MESA...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
331 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE INTO THE ROCKIES TOMORROW WITH THE
BURN AREA ON THE SOUTHERN END OF THIS SYSTEM. THIS WILL LEAD TO VERY
STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS AND HUMIDITIES BELOW 15 PERCENT. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED TO A WARNING WITH THE MORNING
FORECAST ISSUANCE. CONDITIONS DO LOOK TO IMPROVE FOR THURSDAY AS
TROUGH MOVES EAST AND MORE WESTERLY WINDS SETUP AROUND 10 TO 20 MPH
WITH A FEW HIGHER GUSTS.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........BREEZY..SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH INCREASING
                    TO 22 TO 32 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6000-7000 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 28 KNOTS.
VENT RATE...........EXCELLENT.

$$
FORECASTER...GRZYWACZ
REQUESTED BY...JAMES SAVAGE
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140423.WESTM.01/EPZ






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