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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH EARLY THIS
EVENING FOR DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS, AND VERY HIGH TO EXTREME
FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, VAN HORN
HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR, MARFA PLATEAU, BIG BEND AND PRESIDIO
VALLEY...


.DISCUSSION...
Dry and breezy conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions
this afternoon across the higher terrain of west and southwest Texas.
Fire weather concerns will ease areawide Sunday through the middle of
next week as moisture increases with increasing chances of shower
and thunderstorms.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-220945-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
340 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...71 to 76
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....41 to 46.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, north winds 15 to 20 mph
                      shifting to the northeast 10 to 15 mph after
                      midnight. Below 6000 feet, north winds 15 to
                      20 mph shifting to the northeast after
                      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....in the 60s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000
                      feet...east 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 22 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/121000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the
lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper 70s below 6000 feet. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the mid 60s above
6000 feet...in the upper 60s below 6000 feet. East winds 10 to
15 mph above 6000 feet...east 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-220945-
Southeast Plains-
340 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....72 to 77.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......12100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 26 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....39 to 44.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........80-100 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......10900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/99100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. East winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-220945-
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, and Marathon
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018 /340 AM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /11 AM MDT/ TODAY TO
8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
                      lower 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......12300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49 across the mountains...in the mid
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...50-70
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...north 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 15 to 20 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 70 across the mountains...82 to 87
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......10300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/47800 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers. Highs in the
upper 70s across the mountains...in the upper 80s along the Rio
Grande. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 80 across the mountains...in
the lower 90s along the Rio Grande. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s across the mountains...
in the mid 80s along the Rio Grande. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-220945-
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, Kermit, Odessa,
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake,
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
440 AM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning.
* Max temperature.....76 to 81.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................2 until 1300, then 1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......12800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....43 to 48.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 25 to 35 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....71 to 76.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 35 to 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....North around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/94100 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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