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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL CONTINUE TO BRING WIDESPREAD
SHOWERS TO THE AREA...WITH SNOW LEVEL RUNNING ABOVE 9000 FEET.
RAIN COVERAGE WILL DIMINISH THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...WITH
ANOTHER ROUND OF WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY.
A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY...
ALLOWING SNOW LEVELS TO DROP...MAINLY OVER EASTERN AREAS.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THE WEEK...WITH
A WARM-UP EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-032100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                      SHOWERS UNTIL 1100...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                      RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-45.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....48-53.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....33-38 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....30-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (277900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....28-33.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....72-77 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....38-42.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....46-51.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....35-40 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....33-38 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (242900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 23 TO 28. HIGHS 44 TO 49. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 30 TO 35%.
.FRIDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 21 TO 26. HIGHS 50 TO 55. EAST WINDS AROUND
5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO 28%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 55 TO 60. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO 28%.

$$

NMZ111-032100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      UNTIL 1100...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-61.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-33 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (231800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-38.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........74-79 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (246300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS
NEAR 50. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S TO LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
31 TO 36%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.

$$

NMZ112-032100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      UNTIL 1100...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-36 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (269300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SNOW SHOWERS EARLY IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (262700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 27 TO 32. HIGHS 45 TO 50. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO
34%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS
60 TO 65. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

NMZ113-032100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      UNTIL 1100...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....42-47.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....50-55.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......61 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (195000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....AROUND 30.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....71-76 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......28 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
                      SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....38-42.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....41-46.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....38-43 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (265300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SHOWERS.
LOWS 17 TO 22. HIGHS 35 TO 40. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 49 TO 54%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS 45 TO
50. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS 50 TO 55.
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.

$$

TXZ055-032100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      UNTIL 1100...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-64.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (194000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-45.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-59.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-33 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (261600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. EAST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S TO
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
TO MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 27 TO 32%.

$$

TXZ056-032100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
712 AM MST TUE MAR 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      UNTIL 1100...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (231200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-43.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........73-78 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-58.
* MIN HUMIDITY........33-37 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (298100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 42 TO 47. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 20S. HIGHS IN THE
50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS NEAR 60. EAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 33 TO 38%.

$$

HARDIMAN

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