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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.DISCUSSION...
All zones get a short, and minor, break today from critical fire
weather conditions today as winds lessen, but remain breezy.
A very dry air mass will still be in place, min RHs in the low
and mid single-digits will be common. Some locations may see brief
Red Flag conditions...but not of a duration or areal coverage to
warrant issuance of a warning. Thus somewhat "elevated" conditions
remain for today. Critical Fire Weather conditions return to the
region Sunday as the area is hit with another day of very windy
and continued dry weather. This will result in both winds and min
RH`s reaching Red Flag Warning thresholds. A Fire Weather Watch or
even a Red Flag Warning is expected. Next week brings more winds
with min RH`s above critical thresholds.

&&

...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.


NMZ110-251915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....46-51.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (137700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41 percent.
*    24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers through the day. Slight
                      chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (252700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. West winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50. Northwest winds
around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-251915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph increasing to around
                      15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (153100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........37-42 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-64.
* Min humidity........17-22 percent.
* 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.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (362900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-251915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....59-64.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 7300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (151200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-39.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....60-65.
* Min humidity........14-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (361800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs around 60.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-251915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-57.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (163500 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45.
*    Below 7500 ft....53-58.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (268900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest
winds around 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 50. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-251915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 6600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (102400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........26-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....64-68.
* Min humidity........13-15 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 10600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (370400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-251915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
649 AM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......2600 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (139600 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........26-31 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
* Min humidity........12-14 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........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 11400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (402000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

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