Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast FOR West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
253 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THURSDAY
TO MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ THURSDAY NIGHT FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF 15% OR LESS, 20` WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE, AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND MOST OF CULBERSON
COUNTY...

.DISCUSSION...

Unseasonably warm temperatures resulting in single-digit RH,
gusty west winds, and high to very high Fire Danger will combine
to produce critical fire weather conditions in Southeast New
Mexico and most of Culberson County Thursday afternoon.  Otherwise,
RH recovery overnight and Thursday night will be poor to moderate.
RH will bottom out at 5-15% Thursday afternoon, and 5-10% on Friday.
Critical fire weather conditions will be possible again Friday across
Southeast New Mexico and most of Culberson County.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-251645-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
153 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 60 above 6000 feet...in the lower 60s
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......17 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 6000
                      feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 80s above 6000 feet...88 to 93
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph increasing to 30 to
                      40 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......15500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 42 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s above 6000 feet...60 to 65
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, 20 to 25 mph after midnight.
                      Below 6000 feet, 15 to 20 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s above 6000 feet...85 to 90
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, west winds 15 to 20 mph in
                      the morning.  Below 6000 feet, west winds 20
                      to 25 mph in the morning.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......14700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 39 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 80s above 6000 feet...in the
mid 80s below 6000 feet.  West winds 15 to 20 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the mid 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet.  Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...in the upper
70s below 6000 feet.  East winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-251645-
Southeast Plains-
153 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 11 PM MDT THURSDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 60.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......28 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....95 to 100.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph.  Gusts up to 45 mph
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......18700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....61 to 66.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 10 to
                      15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....93 to 98.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to
                      25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......16000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 37 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 90s.  West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 80s.  Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph.  Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy 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.

$$

TXZ074-079>081-251645-
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-
Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Alpine, Fort Davis, Presidio, Marfa,
Big Bend NP, and Marathon
253 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....57 to 62 across the mountains...65 to 70
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...45-65
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......32 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 90s across the
                      mountains...around 105 along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent across the mountains...10-15
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......19300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 29 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....60 to 65 across the mountains...in the lower
                      70s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent across the mountains...30-50
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 20 to 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 90 across the mountains...around 106
                      along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......18000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 80s across the mountains...
around 104 along the Rio Grande.  West winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s across the mountains...in the
upper 90s along the Rio Grande.  Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the upper 70s across the mountains...in the
upper 80s along the Rio Grande.  East winds 10 to 15 mph.  Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-251645-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-
Including the city of Van Horn
253 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017 /153 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/ THURSDAY TO
MIDNIGHT CDT /11 PM MDT/ THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the mid 60s.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000
                      feet...southwest 10 to 15 mph below 5000
                      feet.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......17600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 25 to 35 mph
                      decreasing to 20 to 25 mph after midnight.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the mid 90s.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph
                      increasing to 25 to 35 mph in the afternoon.
                      Below 5000 feet, west winds 10 to 15 mph
                      increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......16300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the lower 90s.  West winds 20 to 25 mph
above 5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.  Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the mid 80s.  Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph
above 5000 feet...northeast 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.  Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the lower 80s.  East winds 15 to 20 mph above
5000 feet...east 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet.  Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-251645-
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
253 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 60s.
*    24 hr trend......14 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........45-65 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 101.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......17300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 60s.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 100.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......16700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 31 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny.  Highs in the upper 90s.  West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Not as warm.  Highs in the upper 80s.  Northeast winds
10 to 15 mph.  Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms.  Highs in the mid 80s.  East winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.

$$

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