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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Windy and dry weather returned to the region today. Red Flag warning
remains in effect until this evening for fire weather zones 055,
056 and 112. Monday the region sees a break from the winds as the
next Pacific storm system begins to appraoch the area from the
east. Tuesday the Pacific storm system moves across the area
bringing very windy conditions. Increased moisture will keep min
RHs just above critical thresholds. As a result all zones will
remain just outside Reg Flag warning criteria Tuesday but with the
environment very dry and conditions very windy fire danger will
be high, if not very high. Wednesday and into the latter part of
next week a period of calm, warm and dry weather settles in over
southern New Mexico and west Texas.


&&

...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.




NMZ110-271215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....21-25.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....81-86 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83 percent.
*    24 hr trend......35 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL increasing to 6200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (159900 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the evening, then chance
                      of rain showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....93-98 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....88-93 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 49 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Rain showers
                      likely.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39.
*    Below 7500 ft....44-49.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......80 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (384200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the mid 50s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-271215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......35 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211200 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Min temperature.....38-42.
* Max humidity........75-80 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day. Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....56-61.
* Min humidity........28-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (437000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. North winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-271215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........16-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (173400 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
* Max humidity........62-67 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 49 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers through the day. Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....58-63.
* Min humidity........23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds 25 to 30 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 47 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 10800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 50 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. East
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-271215-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....23-27.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....70-75 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....63-68 percent.
*    24 hr trend......37 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-58.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....30-35 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (126900 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-42.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....72-77 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 57 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 35 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 56 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 55 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (494800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 40s. Northwest winds
around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs around 50. West
winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the mid 50s.
South winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-271215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-69.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2800 ft AGL increasing to 8100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (192200 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....47-49.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 41 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....63-67.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 20 mph
                      increasing to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-271215-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
210 PM MST Sun Feb 26 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON...
...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......24 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 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.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 8900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211000 knot-ft).

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
* Max humidity........42-47 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....64-69.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 25 mph
                      increasing to around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 50 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. East winds around 10 mph.

$$

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