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

Skip options and go directly to product.
Home | Oldest Version | Next Version | Current Version | All | Text Only | Save Text | Print | Product List | Glossary On

Skip product version selection by date and time.   
057
FNUS54 KEPZ 291314
FWFEPZ

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALOFT WILL MOVE EASTWARD
FROM UTAH INTO COLORADO TODAY. AN ASSOCIATED TROUGH TAILING
SOUTHWARD INTO NEW MEXICO AND A BAND OF MOISTURE WILL ALSO MOVE
EASTWARD ACROSS THE FIRE FORECAST ZONES TODAY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW
OF THE STORMS MAY BECOME STRONG TO SEVERE WITH LARGER HAIL AND
WIND GUSTS OVER 50 MPH POSSIBLE. DRY CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR TUESDAY
THROUGH NEXT WEEKEND AS PART OF A DRY WESTERLY FLOW PATTERN ALOFT.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE
WEEK. THE MIN RH FIELD WILL RUN FROM 35% TO 45% LOWLANDS AND 10%
HIGHER ABOVE 7500 FT SACRAMENTOS MONDAY DROPPING SOME 10% TO 20%
OVERALL ON TUESDAY.


&&

...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.



NMZ110-291845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN
                      SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....65-70.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....74-79.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (211600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....45-50.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....53-58 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-56 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......48 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....72-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....20-25 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....17-21 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (89600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 72 TO 77. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 72 TO 77. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 72 TO 77. EAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

NMZ111-291845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200.
                      SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                      1200.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-86.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (193100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........57-62 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......42 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (127100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 80S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO
22%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S.
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 21 TO 26%.

$$

NMZ112-291845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL
                      1200...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (154400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........59-64 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......28 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-20 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (142700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 54 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 85. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 16 TO 21%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS 78 TO 83. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER
80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

NMZ113-291845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....66-71.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....74-79.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....60-65 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....49-54 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (156400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-51.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-56.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....71-76 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....63-68 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....73-78.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....20-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (124800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 71 TO 76. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO 28%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 53. HIGHS 69 TO 74. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 67 TO 72. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

TXZ055-291845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN
                      SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-89.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (160300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SCATTERED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....63-67.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........59-64 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................4 UNTIL 2400...THEN 3.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY........21-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (129100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE
MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 60. HIGHS IN THE 80S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS NEAR 80.
EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

TXZ056-291845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
714 AM MDT MON SEP 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1200...THEN
                      SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1200...THEN 4.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (118700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SCATTERED
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      EVENING...THEN ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-63.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........73-78 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................4 UNTIL 2400...THEN 3.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (140300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS 83 TO 88. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 21 TO 26%.
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 60. HIGHS 81 TO 86. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 75 TO 80.
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 28 TO 33%.

$$

20

USA.gov is the U.S government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.