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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
An upper level storm system will bring scattered showers,
isolated thunderstorms along with strong, gusty west winds across
most of the lowlands. Rain may briefly mix with snow above 7500
feet. Rainfall in the lowlands will be very light. Areas of
blowing dust will also develop by the afternoon. Temperatures will
cool off to about 5 to 6 degrees below normal through Wednesday,
with some showers lingering in the mountains. An even stronger
storm system is likely to bring stronger winds and more dust
and RED FLAG CONDITIONS (especially below 7000 ft) Friday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers, thunderstorms and snow showers in
                      the evening, then slight chance of snow
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....79-84 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated snow
                      showers until 1100. isolated rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....47-52.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 11500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (168900 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers in the
                      evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (208100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180400 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....37-41.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 10900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (242500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around
20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs around 70. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening,
                      then slight chance of rain showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....42-47.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) until 1200,
                      then partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated
                      rain showers.
* Max temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....38-43.
* Max humidity........63-68 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      south after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........9-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (214000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-291215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers, thunderstorms and snow showers in
                      the evening, then slight chance of rain
                      showers and snow showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....89-94 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....75-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers until 1000. scattered rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. North winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5200-6900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (173600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....82-87 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....77-82 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61.
*    Below 7500 ft....66-71.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3900 ft AGL increasing to 9700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (214900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-291215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........41-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 25 mph
                      shifting to the north in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (144700 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-47.
* Max humidity........57-62 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph becoming southeast
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (180500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-291215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
1253 PM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (231500 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-44.
* Max humidity........63-68 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 20 mph becoming south
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (188700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

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