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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
An upper low south of Arizona will move across southern New Mexico
tonight and Monday, spreading lowland rain showers and mountain
snow showers thru Monday night. Moderate snow of 3-6 inches is
likely across the mountain zones. Dry and milder air returns
Tuesday through Thursday, before cooler weather returns, first on
Friday and Saturday with just below normal temperatures, and then
chilly on Sunday as a cold front pushes in from the east. Min RHs
will run in the 40s to lower 50s percent today and Monday, then
decreasing to about 25-35% for the rest of the week.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-172200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Numerous rain showers
                      and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......90 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (71100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Numerous snow
                      showers and rain showers in the evening, then
                      scattered rain showers and snow showers after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....20-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....92-97 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....85-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 5 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 5600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (29100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper
40s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-172200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Numerous rain
                      showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....48-52.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........48-53 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......80 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (61900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....35-37.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........87-92 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....51-55.
* Min humidity........46-51 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (29900 knot-ft).


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

$$

NMZ112-172200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers until 1100, then scattered rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......1 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........44-49 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (28400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....32-36.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........94-99 percent.
*    24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....51-56.
* Min humidity........44-49 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 5100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (25500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds
around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-172200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers after 1100.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 8800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (88100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Numerous snow showers
                      in the evening. Scattered rain showers
                      through the night. Scattered snow showers
                      after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-34.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....88-93 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....90-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......59 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......70 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers and snow showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2600 ft AGL increasing to 5700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (56600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-172200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers until 1100, then scattered rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........43-48 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......500-1200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (6100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Numerous rain showers
                      in the evening, then scattered rain showers
                      after midnight.
* Min temperature.....36-38.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........95-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....53-57.
* Min humidity........45-49 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300-3800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (37300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-172200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
732 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent) until 1100,
                      then mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Isolated
                      rain showers after 1100.
* Max temperature.....58-62.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........33-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      east in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (72500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers.
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........83-88 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....54-58.
* Min humidity........43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2300 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (49200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper
50s. West winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

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