Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
315 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Above normal temperatures will be present for Tuesday then
temperatures will cool to about 20 degrees below normal for
Wednesday. Chances of showers and thunderstorms increase across the
area Tuesday night and Wednesday. Low relative humidity values will
be present across portions of the area Tuesday but 20 foot wind
speeds are expected to be below 20 mph. Improving RH values will be
present on Wednesday and are expected to stay above 15 percent
through the end of the week.

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-241630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
215 PM MDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s above 6000 feet...54 to 59
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent above 6000 feet...30-40 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      west after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s above 6000 feet...81 to 86
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......17800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s above 6000 feet...43 to 48
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......48 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 20 to 25
                      mph. Below 6000 feet, north winds 15 to 20
                      mph increasing to northeast 25 to 35 mph
                      after midnight.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated showers
                      and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....Above 6000 feet, in the upper 50s.
* Max temperature.....Below 6000 feet, in the upper 50s.
*    24 hr trend......23 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, northeast winds 20 to 25
                      mph. Below 6000 feet, northeast winds 25 to
                      35 mph decreasing to 20 to 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* LAL.................2 until 1300, then 1.
* Chance of precip....10 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/60900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the lower 70s above
6000 feet...in the mid 70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...in the upper
60s below 6000 feet. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the lower
70s below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-241630-
Southeast Plains-
215 PM MDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....51 to 56.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....85 to 90.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......18600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....43 to 48.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......26 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/62300 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 70s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-241630-
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
315 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018 /215 PM MDT Mon Apr 23 2018/

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....53 to 58 across the mountains...around 60
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 5 to 10 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent) then becoming partly
                      sunny (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent across the mountains...20-25
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...south 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......17100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....51 to 56 across the mountains...in the mid
                      60s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........65-85 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southeast winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the east after midnight. Below
                      5000 feet, east winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then a slight chance of showers and
                      thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....60 to 65 across the mountains...75 to 80
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........40-50 percent across the mountains...35-45
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....40 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/112700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the mid 70s across the
mountains...in the upper 80s along the Rio Grande. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 70 across the mountains...in the mid 80s
along the Rio Grande. East winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...east
10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-241630-
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
315 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....54 to 59.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........60-80 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....89 to 94.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......18000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 20 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Min temperature.....51 to 56.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* LAL.................3 until 0100, then 4.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 15 to 20 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (65-75 percent). Chance of
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....59 to 64.
*    24 hr trend......30 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........45-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......29 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................3.
* Chance of precip....50 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......5800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/71700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Warmer. Highs in the upper 70s. South
winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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