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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A low pressure system to the east will bring breezy to windy
conditions and cool below normal temperatures today along with
isolated showers in the lowlands and a few snow showers over the
higher mountains. Winds will gust from 30 to 40 mph this morning
before slowly diminishing in the afternoon. West to southwest
winds will result in warmer dry weather Thursday and Friday.
However a deep low pressure system with a cold front will move
slowly across the region generating windy conditions with blowing
dust on Friday followed by cooler below normal temperatures and a
few rain and mountain snows showers Saturday and Sunday. Winds on
Friday may gust around 50 mph resulting in critical conditions
most locations. Westerly winds will produce warmer dry weather
next Monday and 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.




NMZ110-292100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers and snow showers. Isolated thunderstorms
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....37-42 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (189400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      clear (5-15 percent). Isolated showers and
                      thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 10000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (226900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs around 60. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. West
winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds
around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-292100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6400 ft AGL increasing to 12300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (178800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) then becoming
                      clear (5-15 percent). Isolated showers and
                      thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                      20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 10700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (264300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds around
20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-292100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) until 1200,
                      then partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated
                      rain showers. isolated thunderstorms after
                      1200.
* Max temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 10600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (161600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
* Min temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........66-71 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 2400, then 1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
* Min humidity........9-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL increasing to 11200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (241700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds
around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-292100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers and snow showers. Scattered
                      thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....38-43.
*    Below 7500 ft....46-51.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (121400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....86-91 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....80-85 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....57-62.
*    Below 7500 ft....67-72.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....18-23 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (224300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-292100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........23-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 20 mph
                      becoming north around 15 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 9800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (135700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent) then becoming
                      mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....42-46.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........59-64 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      west around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4700 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211600 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80. Southwest winds around
20 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-292100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
714 AM MDT Wed Mar 29 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent).
* Max temperature.....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........25-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 15 mph
                      becoming north in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7200 ft AGL increasing to 9600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (157200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........66-71 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....75-80.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      west around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 9400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (201300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80. West winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$
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