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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
Critical fire weather days ahead as west to southwest winds
increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures will also be warming into the 90s for the lowlands
with relative humidities in the single digits. Winds will start to
decrease on Saturday but still create near critical conditions,
especially over southern zones. Winds will be shifting around to
the south to southeast on Sunday and remain that way into the
first half of next week. These southeast winds will draw up some
moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and bring higher humidities and a
daily chance for showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures early
next week will also be about 5 to 10 degrees cooler but vent rates
will be closer to good than very good and excellent.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-251330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 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....71-76.
*    Below 7500 ft....81-86.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....9-11 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......10200 ft AGL increasing to 13700 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (422400 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-81.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to southwest around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......7800 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (335400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
North winds around 5 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-251330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....57-61.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 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). Patchy blowing dust
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....89-93.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 15 mph increasing to
                      25 to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL increasing to 15400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (451400 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....55-59.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). Patchy blowing dust in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....85-89.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......7400 ft AGL increasing to 12700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (378000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
North winds around 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
East winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-251330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....59-63.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........23-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent drier.
* 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 (10-20 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1200.
* Max temperature.....90-95.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......10700 ft AGL increasing to 16100 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (484400 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....60-65.
* Max humidity........23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph becoming
                      southwest around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....86-91.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......8300 ft AGL increasing to 13100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (381200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.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.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-251330-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-55.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-59.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......40 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........6.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....72-77.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 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.......11100 ft AGL increasing to 16300 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-59.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......9500 ft AGL increasing to 12500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (334800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast
winds around 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-251330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........20-22 percent.
*    24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
* 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.........Sunny (5-15 percent). Patchy blowing dust
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....93-97.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL increasing to 15400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (446700 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....67-69.
* Max humidity........27-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....90-94.
* Min humidity........8-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......7000 ft AGL increasing to 13300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (376700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Patchy blowing dust in the evening. 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.
Northeast winds around 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. East
winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-251330-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
138 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-5 percent).
* Min temperature.....63-65.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......41 percent drier.
* 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 (0-10 percent). Patchy blowing dust
                      after 1200.
* Max temperature.....92-97.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 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.......7600 ft AGL increasing to 15100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (427800 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust early in the evening.
* Min temperature.....65-69.
* Max humidity........27-29 percent.
* 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........4.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....89-94.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......7600 ft AGL increasing to 14500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (377800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 60s. Highs around 90. West
winds around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 80s. North
winds around 10 mph.
.MEMORIAL DAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds
around 10 mph.

$$
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