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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.DISCUSSION...
BACKDOOR COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED TO NEAR THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE THIS
MORNING, WITH WINDS GUSTING 30 TO 40 MPH ALONG WEST FACING SLOPES
AND THROUGH MOUNTAIN GAPS. LOW CLOUDS HAVE MOVED INTO EASTERN
AREAS WITH SOME LIGHT PRECIP POSSIBLE IN HUDSPETH COUNTY. THE
STRONGER WINDS WILL DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THE COLDER
AIRMASS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE. THE LIGHTER WINDS WILL HELP SET UP A
VERY COLD NIGHT ACROSS THE REGION WITH HIGHER ELEVATION
LOCATIONS AND COLD DRAINAGES DROPPING INTO THE 10S BY FRIDAY
MORNING.

FOR THE WEEK AHEAD, EXPECT SLOW WARM-UP WITH LOW LEVEL WINDS
BECOMING WESTERLY BY SUNDAY BUT REMAINING FAIRLY LIGHT. THE MAIN
IMPACT FOR FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE LIMITED VENT RATES,
ESPECIALLY FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, WITH SOME IMPROVEMENT SUNDAY.
ANOTHER BACKDOOR FRONT, POSSIBLY A LITTLE STRONGER, WILL IMPACT
THE AREA TOWARDS THE MIDDLE 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.




NMZ110-081930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....41-46.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....44-49.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....49-54 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (42800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....16-20.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....19-24.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....98-100 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....95-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....48-53.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-56.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....31-36 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2600 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (23000 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

NMZ111-081930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (53300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-98 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 8 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (25300 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

NMZ112-081930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-3100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (40100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........86-91 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......28 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (20000 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

NMZ113-081930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
                      PATCHY FREEZING FOG UNTIL 1100. SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....27-32.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....27-32.
*    24 HR TREND......23 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....55-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......33 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (26200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....11-16.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....17-22.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....98-100 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....94-99 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....42-47.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....43-48 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....41-46 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-2200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (20900 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

TXZ055-081930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-46.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (48200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-29.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........88-93 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......38 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 8 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (12500 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

TXZ056-081930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
647 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW
                      SHOWERS UNTIL 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
*    24 HR TREND......21 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........47-52 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-2800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (49300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........94-99 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-44 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (24000 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

$$

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