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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Today the main fire weather concern will be strong winds brought
on by the development of a surface trough in the southern plains
and an approaching upper level storm system. Today wind speeds
will increase between 15 to 25 mph with gusts around 30 mph,
especially for the southern and mountainous fire weather zones. As
a result over the next few days max vent rates will improve due
to the upper low and increased wind speeds. Saturday night the
upper trough will introduce precipitation chances area wide with
rain showers and a few isolated thunderstorms in the lowlands, and
snow showers above 8000ft in the mountains. Thus, min RH values
will also increase over the weekend. Dry and calm weather is
expected next week as a ridge settles in over the region. Another
wind event is possible towards the end of 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.




NMZ110-171915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent) until 1100,
                      then mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54.
*    Below 7500 ft....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 6000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (110900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....32-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....82-87 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....85-90 percent.
*    24 hr trend......22 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the morning, then chance
                      of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....48-53.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....41-46 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (145000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with showers and snow showers likely. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds around
10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers
and snow showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 50.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs around 60.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-171915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........26-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 7300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (148900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent).
* Min temperature.....40-44.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........82-87 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers in the morning. Chance of
                      rain showers in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........36-41 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4600 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (206900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers.
Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-171915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........23-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2700 ft AGL increasing to 6700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (143100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-46.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........73-78 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph becoming southwest
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-68.
* Min humidity........30-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (118700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-171915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....50-55.
*    Below 7500 ft....59-64.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....22-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2000 ft AGL increasing to 5300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (143000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....32-37.
*    Below 7500 ft....38-43.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-62.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-33 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (103000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
around 10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers
and snow showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-171915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....64-66.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........25-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 28 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (173900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....46-50.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........67-72 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around
                      10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-69.
* Min humidity........26-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                      southeast in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 20 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 10 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (81700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-171915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
657 AM MST Fri Feb 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent) until 1100, then
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....63-67.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........23-27 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 6100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (200400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....43-47.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........70-75 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
* Min humidity........23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (162200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in
the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 60s.
Northwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

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