Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for North and Central New Mexico
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM TODAY FOR THE EAST
CENTRAL PLAINS DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

.DISCUSSION...
Another round of very dry west to northwest winds will impact NM
today. Critical fire weather conditions will focus over the east
central plains. Marginal critical fire conditions are likely over
portions of central NM however a cooler and more stable airmass
should mitigate the overall threat. High temperatures will trend
several degrees warmer Saturday and winds will be more southwesterly
across NM. Marginal critical fire conditions are possible Saturday
afternoon across northeast NM. A series of upper level disturbances
will race eastward over NM Sunday through Tuesday and create daily
bouts of strong winds, colder temperatures, and perhaps some light
accumulations of high terrain snow across northern NM.

NMZ101-251400-
Northwest Plateau-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  in the morning.
* Max Temperature.....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....11-16.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........61-81 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming west
  15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* 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. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
43 to 48. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 25 to
35 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
46 to 51. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to
38 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 42 to
47. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 27 to 37 percent.

$$

NMZ102-251400-
North Central Mountains-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy with a chance of snow showers.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....21-26.
*    Below 8000 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....27-37 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....19-29 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 4 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....2-7.
*    Below 8000 ft....8-13.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....64-84 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....60-80 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....38-43.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....21-31 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* 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. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
40 to 45. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 23 to
33 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 41 to
46. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 28 to 38 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain and snow showers likely. Highs 38 to
43. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 26 to 36 percent.

$$

NMZ103-251400-
Northeast Highlands-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny with a slight chance of snow
  showers in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of snow
  showers and slight chance of sprinkles in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....23-28.
*    Below 8000 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....23-33 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....30 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of sprinkles in
  the evening.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....6-11.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....52-72 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....57-77 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph becoming west 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....30-35.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-47.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 7 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....16-21 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Highs 46 to 51.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 25 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Chance of snow showers. Highs 49 to 54.
Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 46 to 51. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity
17 to 27 percent.

$$

NMZ104-251400-
Northeast Plains-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning, then partly
  cloudy with a slight chance of sprinkles in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 15 to 25 mph increasing to northwest 25
  to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear. Slight chance of sprinkles in
  the evening.
* Min Temperature.....15-20.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Max Humidity........62-82 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......North 25 to 35 mph becoming northeast 10 to
  15 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 25 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip....20 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......South 10 to 20 mph increasing to southwest 20
  to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 53 to 58. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 57 to 62. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 21 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs 56 to
61. West winds 20 to 30 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ105-251400-
Northwest Highlands-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....27-32.
*    Below 8000 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....9-14.
*    Below 8000 ft....13-18.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....47-67 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....51-71 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 8 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....35-40.
*    Below 8000 ft....44-49.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 8 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....15-20 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 2 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* 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. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
45 to 50. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to
28 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
44 to 49. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 22 to
32 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance of rain
showers. Highs 41 to 46. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity
20 to 30 percent.

$$

NMZ106-251400-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....48-53.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 degrees.
* Min Humidity........9-14 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....21-26.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 degrees.
* Max Humidity........32-52 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 15 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph in the evening
  becoming terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........10-15 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Terrain dominated 5 to 10 mph becoming
  southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Highs 56 to 61. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to
18 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 57 to 62. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to 27 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 56 to 61.
West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to 20 percent.

$$

NMZ107-251400-
Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....31-36.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 11 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 25 to 35 mph. Gusts up to 55 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 45 to 55 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....13-18.
*    Below 8000 ft....17-22.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 4 degrees.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....25-45 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....42-62 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 16 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph decreasing to 15 to 20
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....37-42.
*    Below 8000 ft....46-51.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 5 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....17-22 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....14-19 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
50 to 55. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to
24 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 50 to 55. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 19 to 29 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 49 to 54.
West winds 25 to 35 mph. Minimum Humidity 18 to 28 percent.

$$

NMZ108-251400-
East Central Plains-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....49-54.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 18 degrees.
* Min Humidity........12-17 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 15 to 25 mph increasing to west 25
  to 35 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 50 to 60 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....19-24.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 7 degrees.
* Max Humidity........50-70 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 9 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......Northwest 25 to 35 mph becoming north 5 to 15
  mph after midnight. Gusts up to 50 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low after
  midnight.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....52-56.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 degrees.
* Min Humidity........13-18 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Wind...20 Foot......Southwest 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 40 to 50 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 59 to 64. West winds 15 to 25 mph.
Minimum Humidity 11 to 16 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 62 to 67. Southwest winds 20 to
30 mph. Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Highs 60 to 65. West winds 25 to 35 mph.
Minimum Humidity 14 to 19 percent.

$$

NMZ109-251400-
West Central Highlands-
608 AM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....34-39.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-46.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....18-23 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 50 to 60 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........2 very low increasing to 3 very low in the
  afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly clear.
* Min Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....15-19.
*    Below 8000 ft....18-23.
*    24 hr Trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....39-59 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....41-61 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 12 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 25 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 30 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming
  partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature.....
*    Above 8000 ft....41-45.
*    Below 8000 ft....48-53.
*    24 hr Trend......Up 6 degrees.
* Min Humidity........
*    Above 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    Below 8000 ft....11-16 pct.
*    24 hr Trend......Down 3 pct.
* Wind...20 Foot......West 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind...West 35 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip....0 pct.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low increasing to 4 low in the
  afternoon.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
50 to 55. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 15 to
25 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow showers.
Highs 47 to 52. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 20 to
30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers. Highs
46 to 51. West winds 15 to 25 mph. Minimum Humidity 17 to
27 percent.

$$

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