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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
Increasing winds across the region is the weather of note today
and especially Sunday. A dry Pacific low pressure trough will
swing across the Four Corners this weekend. Increased westerly
winds and warming temperatures will result. Breezy to windy today,
and windy to very windy for Sunday. RH will remain above critical
levels with afternoon RH in the 20 to 30% range. Wind speeds will
range from 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 65 mph. Expect strongest
winds over exposed elevated terrain and east slopes. Temperatures
will run 10-15 degrees above normal. Dry old fronts push in from
the north and northeast Monday and Tuesday for a much cooler work
week ahead.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-142330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....52-57.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Becoming breezy. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1000-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (79400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....33-37.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph, gusting
                      over 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1300 ft AGL increasing to 3300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (160500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the mid
20s. Highs in the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the lower 40s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
lower 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-142330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy in the afternoon. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......900 ft AGL increasing to 2900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (75500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-44.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 39 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....60-65.
* Min humidity........33-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1100 ft AGL increasing to 4100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (172600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in
the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-142330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......900-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (74700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........72-77 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-4around 150 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-66.
* Min humidity........27-32 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Becoming windy. Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1000 ft AGL increasing to 3600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (160000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs
around 50. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs in the
mid 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-142330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....54-59.
*    Below 7500 ft....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph. Breezy to windy over
                      exposed ridges and east slopes 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1100-2800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (99100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds increasing to 30 to 40 mph.
                      Gusts to 65 mph possible over ridges and east
                      slopes.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 48 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1300 ft AGL increasing to 3300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 50 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (169200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Colder. Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in
the lower 40s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 20. Highs in the upper 30s.
North winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 19. Highs in the lower
40s. South winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-142330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-73.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........28-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......800-2300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (49900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....45-47.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
* Min humidity........26-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......900 ft AGL increasing to 3600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (161000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-142330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
625 AM MST Sat Dec 14 2019

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......900-2700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (74200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....42-46.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........64-69 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-71.
* Min humidity........27-32 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds increasing to 25 to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 45 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......1000 ft AGL increasing to 3500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (134500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Cooler, clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 40s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the
upper 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$

Bird


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