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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LOW OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...BRINGING A SLOW INCREASE IN WEST TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS ACROSS THE AREA...WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES.
TODAY LOWLAND RH WILL BE IN THE 7-15% RANGE AND AFTERNOON WINDS
WILL APPROACH BREEZY. THIS MEANS CONDITIONS WILL FALL JUST SHORT
OF RED FLAG CRITERIA. MAY SEE SHORT-LIVED RFW CONDITIONS OVER
OTERO CO. BELOW 7500 FT. WINDS MAY REACH CRITICAL THRESHOLDS
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...BUT A MODEST INCREASE IN MOISTURE ON
THURSDAY FOLLOWED BY COOLER TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY WILL KEEP
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES MARGINAL FOR RED FLAG CONDITIONS. A FEW
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN SW NEW MEXICO AND
THE HIGHER TERRAIN THURSDAY. BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL RETURN ON
SUNDAY AS ANOTHER WEAKER TROUGH DROPS INTO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-222100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....59-64.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....67-72.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....10-13 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....9-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (198700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-38.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....38-43.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-44 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....55-60.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....63-68.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-26 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....17-21 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH
                      INCREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (444000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 60 TO 65. WEST WINDS AROUND
25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 63 TO 68. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 60 TO 65. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

NMZ111-222100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (220400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....44-48.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-75.
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-20 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH
                      INCREASING TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (457400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 18 TO 23%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE
70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO
22%.

$$

NMZ112-222100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-79.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-9 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (204800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH BECOMING WEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-17 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (412100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 70 TO 75. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 49. HIGHS 73 TO 78. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 70 TO 75. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 16 TO 21%.

$$

NMZ113-222100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....59-64.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....68-73.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....11-13 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....9-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (177700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-43.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....44-48.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....29-33 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....28-33 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH BECOMING WEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....57-62.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....66-71.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....20-25 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....15-19 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (331900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 60 TO 65. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 64 TO 69.
WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 62 TO 67. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.

$$

TXZ055-222100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-81.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO
                      20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (187700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....54-56.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........26-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
                      5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY........14-16 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (238300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 16 TO
21%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.

$$

TXZ056-222100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
639 AM MDT WED APR 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (194400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....53-55.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........27-31 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (240200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS 71 TO 76. WEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 75 TO 80. WEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS 72 TO 77. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.

$$

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