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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Scattered mountain and isolated lowland storms are expected this
afternoon...as temperatures return a little above normal. High
pressure aloft centered over the International border will limit
the widespread storm coverage we experienced this past weekend.
However this will change Wed and Thu...as the low off the California
coast starts to move inland and weak cold front moves into central
NM. This scenario will trigger more storms with heavy rain and
strong winds for the middle and latter half of this week. Min RH
will climb roughly 3-7 percent each day after today as a result.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms after 0900.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....74-79.
*    Below 7500 ft....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 0900, then 2 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......8600 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (66400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....72-77 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      northwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....75-80.
*    Below 7500 ft....83-88.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7600 ft AGL increasing to 9800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (54000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80. Southwest
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 5 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (56800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
* Min humidity........30-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL increasing to 10600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (74600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around
5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....88-92.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........29-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (43000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....64-68.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....88-93.
* Min humidity........32-37 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (83000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around
5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms after 0900 until
                      1200, then scattered showers and
                      thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....70-75.
*    Below 7500 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 0900, then 3 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (42200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening,
                      then isolated showers and thunderstorms after
                      midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....91-96 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....89-94 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................4 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....70-74.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (60100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....90-94.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........30-34 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph shifting to the west
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (22100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....67-71.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........75-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 3 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....90-94.
* Min humidity........34-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northeast 3 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (95100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs around 90. Southeast
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. East winds around
5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
746 AM MDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent) until 1200, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms after 0900.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7200 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Poor (36000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....64-68.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........78-83 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....87-91.
* Min humidity........36-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 6 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (92000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$
Tripoli



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