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
422 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Fire weather concerns will be on the low side through the weekend.
Temperatures will warm to near normal today then cool a bit Friday
and warm back up to around normal again Saturday and Sunday. There
will be a few areas of 15 percent or below relative humidity today
across southeast New Mexico, the Guadalupe and Davis mountains, Van
Horn Highway 54 corridor and across portions of the southeast New Mexico
plains Friday. However winds will not be very strong and RFTI values
will be low both days. Min rh/s will generally remain above 15
percent Saturday and Sunday with isolated thunderstorms possible.


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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-TXZ258-270930-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
322 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...78 to 83
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......15900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 24 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....45 to 50.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......21 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 20 to 30 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...around 70
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 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........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southeast around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......9700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/88700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the mid
70s below 6000 feet. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-270930-
Southeast Plains-
322 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......16 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......16000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....43 to 48.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 15 to 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                      southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......10200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/93000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

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TXZ057-074-079>081-270930-
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
422 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018 /322 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 80 across the mountains...88 to 93
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15-20 percent across the mountains...20-25
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......29 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......16400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the night.
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s across the
                      mountains...around 60 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....10 percent.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....66 to 71 across the mountains...in the lower
                      80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................2.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northeast around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/80900 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...in the
mid 80s along the Rio Grande. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...east 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in
the mid 90s along the Rio Grande. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above
5000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

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TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-270930-
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
422 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......16400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 17 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....48 to 53.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...North around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......7300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/72400 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Isolated showers and thunderstorms through
the day. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

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