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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
The upper high pressure is moving away increasing the cloud coverage
in the next few days. Chances for wetting precip exist between
Wednesday and Friday, as an upper trough moves through the area.
Vent rates will be on the rise through Friday as this system
approaches, but once the cold front passes through on Sunday the
rates will deteriorate again. Breezy conditions are expected with
the front on the weekend. It will take the moisture away of the
Borderland and bring the lowest minimum relative humidities of the
week with values in the lower teens from the usual 20s and upper
teens this week. Then we will remain dry for the rest of the
period.

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...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.




NMZ110-181300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....77-82 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      west after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-81.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (100000 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 4.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (152800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs around 70. North winds
around 5 mph.

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NMZ111-181300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....51-55.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........69-74 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-87.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........23-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (105600 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms through the
                      night.
* Min temperature.....54-56.
* Max humidity........62-67 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....81-85.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 11800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (122500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-181300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........68-73 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....81-85.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (56900 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min temperature.....55-59.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....79-84.
* Min humidity........25-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6800 ft AGL increasing to 11500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (161300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s. South
winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-181300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....75-80.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 16 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6300 ft AGL increasing to 10800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (139700 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-53.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....63-67.
*    Below 7500 ft....70-74.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-37 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......8500 ft AGL increasing to 12200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (150200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows
around 50. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-181300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-57.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-87.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1000 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (45100 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms through the
                      night.
* Min temperature.....Around 60.
* Max humidity........66-71 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 8 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....83-85.
* Min humidity........25-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (117200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-181300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
226 PM MDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-55.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........68-73 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....84-88.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (50700 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....57-59.
* Max humidity........63-68 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....81-85.
* Min humidity........24-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL increasing to 12100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (114100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the
lower 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.

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