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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014


.DISCUSSION...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FOR ALL AREAS WEDNESDAY 2 PM TO
9 PM MDT...

WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES SLIGHTLY
WARMER. THEN MUCH WARMER AND WINDY WEDNESDAY WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS. WEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WILL
LIKELY CREATE EXTREME FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. AREAS THAT LOOK
LIKE THEY MAY MISS OUT ON CRITICAL CONDITIONS ARE OTERO AND
HUDSPETH COUNTIES. AN UPPER TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS NORTHERN
MEXICO PASSING OUR REGION FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY NIGHT
WITH MAINLY ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

GOOD VENTILATION THIS AFTERNOON AND EXCELLENT WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX OF 3 TO 5 TODAY AND 5 TO 6 TOMORROW.
&&

...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.



NMZ110-152130-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....57-62.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....64-69.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....7-9 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....7-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (167900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....32-37.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....36-41.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....22-27 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....23-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH DECREASING TO
                      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....61-66.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....69-74.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....8-10 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....6-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (371700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 67 TO 72. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 64 TO 69. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 64 TO 69. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.

$$

NMZ111-152130-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (90800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........19-24 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-81.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-7 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING
                      TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (382400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...BREEZY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS
IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH
10 TO 15%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE 70S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.

$$

NMZ112-152130-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (104100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH DECREASING TO
                      AROUND 5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-7 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 18300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (383900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 79. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 71 TO 76. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO 77. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.

$$

NMZ113-152130-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....51-56.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....60-65.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....9-13 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....8-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (150500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-39.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-44.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....24-29 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....59-64.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....68-73.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....9-13 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....7-9 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 18000 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (383600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 63 TO 68. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 64 TO 69. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.

$$

TXZ055-152130-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-73.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (97800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY........6-8 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (375400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS NEAR 80.
WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 70S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH
16 TO 21%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S
TO LOWER 80S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.

$$

TXZ056-152130-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
647 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-14 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 14 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (103600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT). AREAS OF
                      BLOWING DUST EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-9 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (404000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER
50S. HIGHS 76 TO 81. WEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO
17%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 70 TO 75. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 74 TO 79. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 22 TO 27%.

$$

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