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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...
UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. AN UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS TO THE REGION THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING...WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS
GENERALLY UNDER A HALF INCH IN THE MOUNTAINS TO AROUND A TENTH OF
AN INCH IN THE LOWLANDS. SNOW LEVELS WILL HOVER AROUND 8 TO 9K
FEET. A STRONG BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL FOLLOW ON WEDNESDAY WITH
GUSTY EAST WINDS ALONG WEST-FACING SLOPES AND COOLER TEMPERATURES.
TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY INCREASE TO NEAR NORMAL BY 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.



NMZ110-022100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....54-59.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....46-51 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-44 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 36 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 3.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4800-5800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (189300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). NUMEROUS RAIN
                      SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. NUMEROUS SNOW
                      SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....26-30.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....31-36.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....69-74 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....71-76 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 35 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....47-52.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (180900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 27 TO 32. HIGHS 45 TO 50. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 33 TO 38%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 21 TO 26. HIGHS 44 TO 49. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 36 TO 41%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 23 TO 28. HIGHS 50 TO 55. EAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 24 TO 29%.

$$

NMZ111-022100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-68.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-38 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5400-6900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (214300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-42.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........74-79 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-60.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (179700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS NEAR 50. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 37 TO 42%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S TO
LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 33 TO 38%.

$$

NMZ112-022100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-36 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (152500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........64-69 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (228900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS 54 TO 59. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS 45 TO 50. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 37 TO 42%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS 53 TO
58. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

NMZ113-022100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....48-53.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....54-58.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....42-47 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 36 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-5200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (178200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS
                      LIKELY THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....31-35.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....37-42.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....77-82 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....66-71 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......35 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 44 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....42-47.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....49-54.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-44 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (203800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 40 TO 45. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 37 TO 42%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND
SHOWERS. LOWS 17 TO 22. HIGHS 34 TO 39. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 51 TO 56%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS 44 TO
49. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 36 TO 41%.

$$

TXZ055-022100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-70.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-33 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (136000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........61-66 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-64.
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-38 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (96200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S.
EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 43 TO 48%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.

$$

TXZ056-022100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
648 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-67.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........32-37 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (144500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47-51.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-44 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (191900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.
.THURSDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS 41 TO 46.
NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 52 TO 57%.
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 20S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 44 TO 49%.

$$

25-HARDIMAN

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