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FNUS54 KEPZ 241950
FWFEPZ

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

.DISCUSSION...
Breezy to windy with critical or near critical conditions almost
daily through the forecast period.  Temperatures will start to
rebound on Saturday with winds starting out light but increasing out
of the west to southwest during the afternoon to around 20 mph with
strongest winds west.  At this time it looks like the 3 hour
criteria will not be met but an hour or two of critical conditions
are possible west of divide late in the afternoon.  West-northwest
winds will increase Sunday, especially southern half of area and
this day may have better chance of reaching 3 hours of critical
conditions.  Another strong trough is expected Tuesday which could
result in greatest chance for widespread critical conditions
developing.  Small chance for moisture over area mountains and far
eastern zones remains in place for later half of next week with
temperatures fluctuating from 5 degrees above to 5 degrees below
normal.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-251300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......37 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph decreasing to
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL increasing to 12500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (329000 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....34-38.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....54-59.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....16-21 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....13-17 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL increasing to 8500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (152200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
50s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-251300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........48-53 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 13900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (319300 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-47.
* Max humidity........43-48 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-74.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5400 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (160200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the upper
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.

$$

NMZ112-251300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........42-47 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming north
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........8-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (220200 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....46-50.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-75.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6200 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (198900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs around 70.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-251300-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming west
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-16 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (236400 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40.
*    Below 7500 ft....42-47.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....53-58.
*    Below 7500 ft....62-67.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (252400 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...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-251300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-48.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........37-42 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      north after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....79-83.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184200 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....50-54.
* Max humidity........27-32 percent.
* 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........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....73-77.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 8700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (190700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-251300-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
150 PM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........40-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 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........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3600 ft AGL increasing to 11000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (184600 knot-ft).

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....48-52.
* Max humidity........25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....73-78.
* Min humidity........9-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5900 ft AGL increasing to 9100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (227000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$
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