Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
413 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.DISCUSSION...

WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN WILL CONTINUE TODAY DIMINISHING
TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. THIS WILL KEEP MOISTURE AMOUNTS HIGH THROUGH
AT LEAST MONDAY BEFORE WARMER TEMPERATURES ALLOW MINIMUM
HUMIDITIES TO DROP BELOW 40 PERCENT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE
EXCELLENT.

&&

FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-011015-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
313 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN
                      WITH SNOW AND LIGHT SLEET LIKELY IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...47 TO 52
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 12 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....80 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/39000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
                      BELOW 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
                      40S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/46000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 50 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
UPPER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER
60S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-011015-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
313 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN IN
                      THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 10 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....90 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/18000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/52000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-011015-
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...MARATHON
413 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....52 TO 57 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-55 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. BELOW 5000 FEET...EAST WINDS 5 TO
                      10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/126000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/59000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
AROUND 60 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
UPPER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-011015-
GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-PECOS-TERRELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...
ANDREWS...STANTON...BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...FORT STOCKTON...
SANDERSON
413 AM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. AREAS OF FOG IN THE MORNING. RAIN IN
                      THE MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....100 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/15000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....39 TO 44.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/75000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$







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