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Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Strong winds will develop along and just east of the Sandia and
Manzano Mountains today where gusts near 45 to 50 mph will be
possible by mid day. Additionally, a surface low across the eastern
plains will slide southward dragging a weak front behind it. Though
temperatures will not alter significantly, much drier conditions will
slide into the northeast plains. Humidities may fall below 15 percent
this afternoon. Critical fire weather conditions are not expected
since the strongest winds are displaced from the lowest humidities. A
storm system will bring mountain snow and low elevation rains to New
Mexico on Sunday. Accumulations will be on the lighter side, though
wetting precipitation is likely across the northwest half of the
state. Quieter conditions are expected early next week, but a much
windier pattern is in store for the Thursday timeframe.

NMZ101-181400-
Northwest Plateau-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........31-41 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west
  in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Min Temperature.....31-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....40 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........37-47 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southeast 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely with possible snow
showers and thunderstorms. Highs 48 to 53. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 44 to 54 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 52 to 57. Northwest
winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 33 to 43 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 32 to 42 percent.

$$

NMZ102-181400-
North Central Mountains-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....31-41 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....22-27.
*    Below 8000 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....41-46.
*    Below 8000 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....38-48 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the south
  20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers with possible showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs 45 to 50. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 43 to 53 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain
showers. Highs 46 to 51. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 28 to 38 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 52 to 57. Northwest winds 15 to
20 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to 35 percent.

$$

NMZ103-181400-
Northeast Highlands-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....47-52.
*    Below 8000 ft....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low decreasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....26-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....68-88 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....65-85 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 13 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-49.
*    Below 8000 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-42 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 10 to 20 mph increasing to south 25
  to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely with possible snow
showers and thunderstorms. Highs 49 to 54. South winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 36 to 46 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 54 to 59. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 percent.

$$

NMZ104-181400-
Northeast Plains-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....65-69.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 20 mph shifting to the north
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...North 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....34-38.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........56-76 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 15 to 25 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........21-26 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 10 mph shifting to the south 5 to
  15 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 10 to 20 mph increasing to south 20 to
  30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 57 to 62. South winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum
Humidity 35 to 45 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 61 to 66. North winds
10 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. West winds 5 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.

$$

NMZ105-181400-
Northwest Highlands-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of rain showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....48-52.
*    Below 8000 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....33-43 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-31.
*    Below 8000 ft....29-33.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....50 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain and snow showers likely.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....42-47.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....45-55 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-46 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 20 to 30 mph increasing to 30 to 40 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....60 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers with possible showers and
thunderstorms likely. Highs 45 to 50. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum Humidity 43 to 53 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 50 to 55. Northwest
winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to 37 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.

$$

NMZ106-181400-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........23-33 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........75-95 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........29-39 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming south
  10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 52 to 57. South winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
Humidity 35 to 45 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 58 to 63. Northwest
winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 21 to 31 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 64 to 69. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ107-181400-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....49-53.
*    Below 8000 ft....56-61.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....32-37 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....24-34 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....30-34.
*    Below 8000 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....71-76 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....75-95 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....45-50.
*    Below 8000 ft....55-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....36-46 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-40 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 15 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely, slight chance of
thunderstorms and snow showers likely. Highs 49 to 54. South winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 41 to 51 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 53 to 58. Northwest
winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to 33 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 to 65. Northwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to 32 percent.

$$

NMZ108-181400-
East Central Plains-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....67-72.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph shifting to the northwest
  in the afternoon. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate decreasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........59-79 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Northwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low decreasing to 2 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....63-68.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........22-32 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 10 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 5 to 15 mph shifting to the south in the
  afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 20 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 59 to 64. South winds 10 to 20 mph. Minimum
Humidity 30 to 40 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Northwest
winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 22 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 68 to 73. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ109-181400-
West Central Highlands-
649 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....50-54.
*    Below 8000 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....29-39 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....25-35 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....28-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....30-35.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....80-100 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....76-96 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming
  terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...Southwest 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow
  showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....44-48.
*    Below 8000 ft....50-55.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....42-52 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....34-44 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 11 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...South 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Snow showers, rain showers likely and
slight chance of thunderstorms. Highs 45 to 50. Southwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 40 to 50 percent.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 51 to 56. Northwest
winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 59 to 64. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum Humidity 24 to 34 percent.

$$

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