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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER TROUGH WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
MORNING. EMBEDDED DISTURBANCES WILL INITIALLY PRODUCE MOSTLY LIGHT
PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS OVER THE NORTHERN AND WESTERN ZONES...
INCLUDING THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF THE GILA AND SACRAMENTOS. ADDITIONAL
PRECIPITATION WILL THEN OVERSPREAD THE REST OF THE REGION LATE
THURSDAY AND INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS WILL GENERALLY
RUN BETWEEN 6000 AND 6500 FEET BUT COULD LOWER BRIEFLY WITH HEAVIER
SHOWERS. DRY CONDITIONS WILL TAKE OVER FOR THE REST OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD.

WITH THE TROUGH IN PLACE MIN RH VALUES WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 40 AND
50 PERCENT OVER THE LOWLANDS AND AROUND 60 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS
TODAY. VALUES WILL THEN DROP BACK TO BETWEEN 30 AND 40
PERCENT FOR MOST ELEVATIONS FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. MEANWHILE VENT
RATES WILL BE DROPPING AGAIN INTO THE POOR TO SOMETIMES FAIR
CATEGORIES AS TRANSPORT WINDS WILL BE DIMINISHING ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH FRIDAY.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-182200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....33-37.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....40-45.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....57-62 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 6 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (24300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-26.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....26-31.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....89-94 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....84-89 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-38.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....42-47.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....54-59 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (18400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 20 TO 25. HIGHS 43 TO 48.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 40 TO 45%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 23 TO 28. HIGHS 45 TO 50. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 44 TO 49%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 51 TO 56. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 44 TO 49%.

$$

NMZ111-182200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                      1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-53.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (32500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30-34.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-54.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-50 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 8 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 0 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (22500 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 20S. HIGHS IN THE 50S. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 38 TO 43%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
34 TO 39%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 33 TO 38%.

$$

NMZ112-182200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED RAIN
                      SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                      1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PCT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 3.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......0 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (16000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-35.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-85 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (36300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS
51 TO 56. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 31 TO 36%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 25 TO 30. HIGHS 53 TO 58. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS NEAR 60. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

NMZ113-182200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....42-47.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....54-59 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (46000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....25-29.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....28-32.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....85-90 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....80-85 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....41-46.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....46-51 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....40-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (65200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 20S. HIGHS 44 TO 49. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 31 TO 36%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. HIGHS
45 TO 50. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 52 TO 57. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.

$$

TXZ055-182200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                      THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-58.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (19200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-38.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-85 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........38-42 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (30800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID
50S TO LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 31 TO
36%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO
MID 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

TXZ056-182200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
643 AM MST THU DEC 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT).
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AND ISOLATED
                      RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........37-42 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1100...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (21000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED RAIN
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-38.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (30200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 54 TO 59. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 31 TO 36%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO
34%.

$$

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