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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014


.DISCUSSION...
VERY LOW DEWPOINTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE TODAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH MOVES ACROSS THE CENTRAL ROCKIES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
OVERNIGHT. INCREASING PRESSURE GRADIENT FAVORS WEST WINDS
INCREASING TO THE 20-25 MPH RANGE...RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE WX
CONDITIONS BY MID-AFTERNOON. A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT WILL BRING
EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS TO THE AREA ON THURSDAY WHICH WILL RESULT
IN SOME GULF MOISTURE TRANSPORT TO THE AREA FRI-SAT. HOWEVER...AS
ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES...THE MARGINAL MOISTURE AND
WEAK INSTABILITY MAY RESULT IN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE
RISK OF DRY LIGHTNING. QUIET BUT DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL
SUN/MON.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-162100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....61-66.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....69-74.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....9-11 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....7-9 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 18000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (292600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....35-40.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-44.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....30-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....62-67.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....13-15 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....11-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (113900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 64 TO 69. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 67 TO 72. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.

$$

NMZ111-162100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-80.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-7 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST 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........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (317800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-49.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........24-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-81.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (70100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID
70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO
18%.

$$

NMZ112-162100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-7 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO
                      AROUND 20 MPH AROUND MID AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 17800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (295800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-78.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-15 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (85000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO 77. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 21 TO 26%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO 77. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 79. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.

$$

NMZ113-162100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....60-65.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....69-74.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....9-11 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....8-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 17800 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (296800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....35-39.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....40-45.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....50-55 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....54-59 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....56-61.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....62-67.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....22-27 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....22-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (85500 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 65 TO 70. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 62 TO 67. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 64 TO 69. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.

$$

TXZ055-162100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST AFTER 1400.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-83.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (251600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (51700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 52 TO 57. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 24 TO 29%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS NEAR 80. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.

$$

TXZ056-162100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
640 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST AFTER 1400.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-7 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (316100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46-50.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
                      10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY........14-18 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (66400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 74 TO 79. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 23 TO 28%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 73 TO 78. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 75 TO 80. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.

$$

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