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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER CHILLY DAY IS IN STORE...AS THE COLD FRONT THAT MOVED
THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT WILL BE SLOW TO MOVE OFF TO THE EAST. MORNING
LOW STRATUS AND FOG GENERALLY EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE WILL SLOWLY BURN
OFF FROM WEST TO EAST OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. WINDS SWITCH AROUND
TO THE SOUTHWEST STARTING SATURDAY...AHEAD OF A STRONGER WINTER
SYSTEM EXPECTED THROUGH THE ROCKIES EARLY NEXT WEEK. APPROACH
OF THIS FEATURE WILL BRING BACK CHANCES FOR MOUNTAIN SHOWERS AS
EARLY AS SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-272000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....41-46.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....48-53.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....31-36 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (175000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
                      MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....29-33.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....32-37.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....78-83 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....79-84 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....43-48.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....53-58.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....57-62 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....43-48 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (193500 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS
50 TO 55. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 55 TO 60%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 40. HIGHS
50 TO 55. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 54 TO 59%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS 29 TO 34. HIGHS 44 TO 49. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 59 TO 64%.

$$

NMZ111-272000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........23-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (214000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........64-69 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-68.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 37 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (195300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 27 TO 32%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 42 TO 47%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.

$$

NMZ112-272000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-44 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2900-4400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (64100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-36 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (194000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO 47.
HIGHS 61 TO 66. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO
43. HIGHS 56 TO 61. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH
25 TO 30%.

$$

NMZ113-272000-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....33-38.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....30-35.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....54-59 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....64-69 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3600 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (42600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE
                      NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....22-27.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....93-98 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....91-96 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....45-50.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....48-53.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....43-48 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (71800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 40. HIGHS 52 TO 57. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38.
HIGHS 51 TO 56. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 54 TO 59%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS 32 TO 37. HIGHS 47 TO 52. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 33 TO 38%.

$$

TXZ055-272000-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-4100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (67700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-39.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........62-67 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-70.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-24 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (161600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS NEAR
70. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR
50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.

$$

TXZ056-272000-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
749 AM MST FRI FEB 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1100.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (61100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........86-91 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (127400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS
67 TO 72. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE 40S. HIGHS 66 TO 71. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
35 TO 40%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 61 TO 66. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.

$$

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