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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A SOMEWHAT ACTIVE PATTERN WILL CONTINUE THIS WEEK WITH A COUPLE OF
STORMS PASSING THROUGH. TODAY/TUESDAY VERY FEW CLOUDS WITH NORMAL TO
SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES. STORM NUMBER ONE WILL MOVE IN
LATE WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. SHOWERS COULD START AS EARLY AS
WEDNESDAY EVENING OVER THE GILA ZONE AND SPREAD TO THE REST OF THE
AREA THROUGHOUT THURSDAY. SNOW LEVELS START OUT AROUND 7500 FT BUT
FALL TO 6500 FT THURSDAY AND THEN TO AROUND 5000 FT THURSDAY NIGHT
AS THE PRECIPITATION ENDS. THE MOUNTAIN ZONES COULD SEE MODERATE TO
HEAVY SNOW.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WILL BE IN BETWEEN DAYS WITH JUST A FEW CLOUDS
AND TEMPERATURES REMAINING ON THE COOL SIDE. STORM NUMBER TWO ROLLS
IN SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THIS STORM COMES IN FROM THE NORTHWEST SO WILL
CONTAIN COOLER AIR...BUT PRECIPITATION PATTERN WILL BE MORE
AMBIGUOUS. SHOWERS COULD BEGIN BOTH MOUNTAIN ZONES SUNDAY AFTERNOON
AND THEN THE REST OF THE AREA SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY. SNOW LEVELS
SUNDAY NIGHT WILL BEGIN FALLING TO AROUND 4500-5000 FT SO SOME OF
THE HIGHER DESERT ZONES COULD SEE A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW. AGAIN
SOME MODERATE/HEAVY SNOW COULD FALL BUT MOSTLY OVER ZONE 113. THE
PRECIPITATION SHOULD END MONDAY NIGHT OR TUESDAY MORNING.

MIN RH`S FOR THE LOWLANDS WILL RANGE FROM 25-30% TODAY THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AND THEN INCREASE ON THURSDAY. MIN RH`S FOR THE MOUNTAINS
WILL RANGE FROM 30-40% THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND THEN INCREASE ON
THURSDAY. WINDS FOR THE MOST PART WILL NOT IMPACT THE FORECAST
AREA...EXCEPT FOR ON THURSDAY WHERE WINDS SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH ARE
EXPECTED.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-151915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....38-42.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....46-51.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....32-37 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (11000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....26-30.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....55-60 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-48.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-56.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....30-34 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....27-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (64200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 28 TO 33. HIGHS 49 TO 54. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 43 TO 48%.
.THURSDAY...COLDER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 30 TO 35. HIGHS 39 TO 44. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 59 TO 64%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SHOWERS. LOWS
24 TO 29. HIGHS 37 TO 42. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 53 TO 58%.

$$

NMZ111-151915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-58.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........26-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (18400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-35.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........57-62 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-62.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (80900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS NEAR 60. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID
TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS NEAR 50. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH
52 TO 57%.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS
NEAR 50. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 46 TO 51%.

$$

NMZ112-151915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....31-35.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........48-53 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-60.
* MIN HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (54900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 58 TO 63.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 30S. HIGHS 50 TO 55. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 43 TO 48%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS
47 TO 52. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 37 TO 42%.

$$

NMZ113-151915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-45.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....45-49.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....18-23 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....22-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 35 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (47000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....28-32.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....31-35.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....50-55 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....46-51.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....28-33 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....24-28 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-3900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (51300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS
51 TO 56. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS 42 TO 47. WEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 43 TO 48%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SHOWERS. LOWS
IN THE MID 20S TO LOWER 30S. HIGHS 38 TO 43. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 41 TO 46%.

$$

TXZ055-151915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........24-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-2700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (22500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-39.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-62.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (50400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO
MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 30 TO 35%.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS
IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH
35 TO 40%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.

$$

TXZ056-151915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
623 AM MST MON DEC 15 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........23-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (28100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-37.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-62.
* MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (52400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 32 TO 37%.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS
NEAR 40. HIGHS 54 TO 59. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH
34 TO 39%.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO
MID 30S. HIGHS 50 TO 55. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
41 TO 46%.

$$

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