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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
142 PM 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, and critical fire weather conditions,
will persist over much of the higher terrain into this evening
before temperatures cool, RHs slowly rise and winds decrease.  Fire
weather concerns will ease areawide Sunday through the middle of
next week as low level moisture will be more prevalent, and a chance
of a wetting rain increases.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-221615-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
1242 PM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the 40s.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent above 6000 feet...50-70 percent
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000 feet...
                      northeast 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the 50s above 6000 feet...64 to 69
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000 feet...
                      southeast 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......10900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 11 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/115000 knot-ft.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....46 to 51.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000 feet...
                      south 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...76 to 81
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph above 6000 feet...
                      south 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 15 mph.
* Mixing height.......15200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in
the upper 70s below 6000 feet. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the lower 60s above
6000 feet...in the mid 60s below 6000 feet. East winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly 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. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph above 6000 feet...
southwest 10 to 15 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative humidity
above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-221615-
Southeast Plains-
1242 PM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....40 to 45.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........70-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 25 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......10400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/100900 knot-ft.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....44 to 49.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 10 to 15 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......16200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-221615-
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
142 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018 /1242 PM MDT Sat Apr 21 2018/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 40s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........55-75 percent across the mountains...60-80
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, north winds 10 to 15 mph
                      shifting to the northeast 5 to 10 mph after
                      midnight. Below 5000 feet, north winds 5 to
                      10 mph shifting to the northeast after
                      midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent across the mountains...15-20
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......8200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....East around 12 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Fair/59900 knot-ft.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (45-55 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers.
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s across the mountains...in
                      the mid 50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (20-30 percent). Isolated
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....In the upper 70s across the mountains...in
                      the lower 90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Chance of precip....20 percent.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 20 mph.
* Mixing height.......15000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/141700 knot-ft.

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

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-221615-
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
142 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 40s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........75-95 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......9000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 14 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Good/82200 knot-ft.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....80 to 85.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......15300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....South around 18 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Very good/129700 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy 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.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$


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