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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Upper trough will be moving over the region overnight with gradually
clearing skies.  Temperatures will be warming to near normal Monday
and then go above normal through Thursday.  Winds will be around 10
to 15 mph Monday but decrease for Tuesday and Wednesday. Humidities
will be falling into the teens most locations by Wednesday. Westerly
winds will be on the increase for Thursday with relative humidities
falling into the over the lowlands teens which will likely result in
some areas experiencing critical fire weather conditions. A slight
cool down is expected for Friday with lighter winds.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-201230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers in the evening. Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the night.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....86-91 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....90-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) until 0600,
                      then partly cloudy (50-60 percent) until
                      1000, then mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-58.
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......35 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 5500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (36200 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....70-75 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....55-60.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2400 ft AGL increasing to 5800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (37400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50. West
winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-201230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....34-38.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........91-96 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) until 0800,
                      then mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....58-62.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 5500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (36700 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
* Max humidity........81-86 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 5100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (27400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower 70s. West
winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-201230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) until 0800,
                      then mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3000 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (84900 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
* Max humidity........60-65 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
* Min humidity........19-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 5000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (35600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-201230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers and snow showers in the
                      evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....27-31.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....77-82 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) until 0900,
                      then mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (103100 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-39.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....56-61.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 5900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (68500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs around 60.
Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-201230-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-43.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........71-76 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) until 0700,
                      then mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-65.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........22-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 6200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (71000 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
* Max humidity........55-60 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-72.
* Min humidity........17-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2100 ft AGL increasing to 4600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (32700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-201230-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
214 PM MST Sun Feb 19 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent) until 0600,
                      then mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (88100 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....37-41.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....68-72.
* Min humidity........16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 5300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (41700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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