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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Red Flag warning continues through 5pm MST this evening for fire
weather zones 055, 056 and 112. Tomorrow all zones get a quick break
from critical fire weather conditions as winds lessen. A very dry
air mass will still be in place tomorrow keeping min RHs in the
low and mid to double digits. Critical Fire Weather conditions
return to portions of the region Sunday as the area is hit with
another day of very windy and dry weather. This will result in
both winds and min RH`s coming close to Red Flag conditions...a
Fire Weather Watch or even a Red Flag Warning might be needed but
will leave that to tomorrow mornings forecaster to make the final
call. The start of next week brings more winds with min RH`s
above critical thresholds.

&&

...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.


NMZ110-251215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....18-22.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 6500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (161400 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 7300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (216600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the
lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 50. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
30. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-251215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....26-31.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........44-49 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph becoming northwest
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph increasing to around
                      15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (186600 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
* Max humidity........36-41 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....60-65.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (333100 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-251215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....28-33.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph becoming northwest
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (171400 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-39.
* Max humidity........30-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....61-66.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (346200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-251215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....19-24.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-15 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4300 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (173300 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (225900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds
around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
30. Highs in the lower 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-251215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 6300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (111700 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
* Max humidity........26-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....65-69.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (425700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. North winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-251215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
143 PM MST Fri Feb 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....31-36.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (164000 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....37-42.
* Max humidity........26-31 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........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....66-71.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (448000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the mid 60s.
North winds around 10 mph.

$$