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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
An upper ridge will be building into the region over the next day
and bring some of the warmest temperatures of the year with some
lowland locations getting into the upper 90s. As ridge weakens and
shifts east, west-southwest flow aloft will become established and
increase the surface winds to 20 to 30 mph with higher gusts. With
relative humidities falling into the 5 to 10 percent range,
extremely critical fire conditions are expected Thursday and Friday.
Winds will be decreasing Saturday but remain breezy. As a weak
trough becomes established around the Baja region, some Gulf
moisture will get drawn up and increase humidities and thunderstorm
chances for the beginning of next week.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-241300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....49-54.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....74-79.
*    Below 7500 ft....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......9200 ft AGL increasing to 14300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (273800 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....50-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....73-78.
*    Below 7500 ft....82-87.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....6-8 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL increasing to 13600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (414300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-241300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......7500 ft AGL increasing to 14600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (285200 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....60-64.
* Max humidity........19-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
* Min humidity........5-7 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......9300 ft AGL increasing to 14600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (437900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-241300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....53-58.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-93.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 14900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (273900 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....63-67.
* Max humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....91-96.
* Min humidity........5-7 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......9900 ft AGL increasing to 15400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (463100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-241300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      west after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....69-74.
*    Below 7500 ft....79-84.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6400 ft AGL increasing to 12300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (247000 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....54-58.
*    Below 7500 ft....59-63.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....73-78.
*    Below 7500 ft....83-88.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....6-8 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL increasing to 16300 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (469200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. East winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-241300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 60.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....90-94.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      west around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (227900 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 70.
* Max humidity........16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....94-98.
* Min humidity........6-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL increasing to 14900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (456600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs around 90. West
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-241300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
203 PM MDT Tue May 23 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....54-58.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........54-59 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-92.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      west in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (233100 knot-ft).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....65-67.
* Max humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....93-98.
* Min humidity........5-7 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL increasing to 15900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (473400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the lower
90s. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.
North winds around 10 mph.

$$
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