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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014


.DISCUSSION...
AN APPROACHING UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS TODAY MAINLY EAST OF THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. THESE STORMS WILL NOT PRODUCE MUCH RAIN BUT
HAVE STRONG GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS OF 40 TO 50 MPH. A MUCH STRONGER
SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE ROCKIES ON WEDNESDAY BRINGING MUCH
DRYING AND WINDY WEATHER. THERE SHOULD BE ENOUGH DRYING OF FUELS
TO PRODUCE RED FLAG CONDITIONS. AN EVEN STRONGER LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM WILL ALSO GENERATE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY
FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES EARLY NEXT WEEK.




&&

...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.



NMZ110-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....70-75.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....77-82.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....16-18 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....12-16 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13900 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (347800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....43-48.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....46-51 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....62-67.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....72-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....10-15 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....10-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 MPH.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (200000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40. HIGHS 67 TO 72. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 72 TO 77. WEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 49. HIGHS 71 TO 76.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.

$$

NMZ111-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84-88.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (300900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........32-37 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-12 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 23 MPH.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (1794000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 7 TO 12%.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 10 TO 15%.

$$

NMZ112-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (327500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........33-38 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......MISSING.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....
* VENT CATEGORY.......MISSING.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS 76 TO 81. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 53. HIGHS 81 TO 86. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 30 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO
14%.

$$

NMZ113-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                      AFTER 1200.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....65-70.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....74-79.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....20-24 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (249100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....41-46.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....48-53.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-45 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....75-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....11-15 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....9-11 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 26 MPH
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (215800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 68 TO 73.
WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 72 TO 77. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.SATURDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 73 TO 78.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 35 MPH. MINIMUM RH 10 TO 15%.

$$

TXZ055-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-89.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........13-15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (285300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-62.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........22-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-9 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 MPH.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (202500 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 60. HIGHS NEAR 80. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO
13%.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 60. HIGHS IN THE MID
TO UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.

$$

TXZ056-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
745 AM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........14-18 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (255900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                      NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-9 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 26 MPH
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (218400 KNOT-FT). .

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS
79 TO 84. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 83 TO 88. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S.
HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 8 TO 13%.

$$

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