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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MST SUNDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
Windy and dry weather returns to the region Sunday. As a result
critical fire weather conditions will also return to the eastern
fire weather zones. Both winds and min RH`s will reach Red Flag
conditions. Thus, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for zones
055, 056 and 112 and will be upgraded to a Red Flag warning tomorrow
morning for Sunday afternoon/evening for these same zones (unless
something dramatically changes in the models). Tomorrow all other
fire weather zones will reach near Red Flag Warning conditions but
not cross the thresholds that would warrant a full blown warning.
Next Tuesday into Wednesday brings more winds with min RH`s above
critical thresholds followed by a period of calm, warm and dry
weather.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-261230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....26-30.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-36.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37 percent.
*    24 hr trend......17 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Slight chance
                      of snow showers. slight chance of rain
                      showers after 1100.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....36-41.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 15 mph increasing
                      to around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4400 ft AGL increasing to 7100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (252700 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....23-27.
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....69-74 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Slight chance
                      of rain showers.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 6300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (178400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-261230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MST SUNDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....33-37.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 15 mph increasing to
                      around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (362900 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....34-36.
* Max humidity........69-74 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....61-65.
* Min humidity........19-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (234900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows
around 40. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs around 60. North winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
East winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-261230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MST SUNDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-39.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........28-33 percent.
*    24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....61-66.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 25 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (361800 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....35-40.
* Max humidity........57-62 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....62-67.
* Min humidity........17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 7800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (225700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 60s.
North winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-261230-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....35-40.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....54-59.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....14-18 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (268900 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....25-29.
*    Below 7500 ft....31-35.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....64-69 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....58-63 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....44-49.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....19-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 5000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (136800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Southwest
winds around 20 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the upper 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs in the lower 50s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-261230-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MST SUNDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........24-28 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....65-69.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........12-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. Southwest winds around 15 mph
                      increasing to west around 30 mph in the
                      afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 10600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (370400 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-69.
* Min humidity........16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (232800 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. Northeast winds around 5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-261230-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
157 PM MST Sat Feb 25 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MST SUNDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SUNDAY AFTERNOON...

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....37-42.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent). Patchy blowing
                      dust after 1100.
* Max temperature.....66-71.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 20 mph increasing to
                      around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 11400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 40 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (402000 knot-ft).

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
* Min temperature.....38-42.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph decreasing to
                      around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 36 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-71.
* Min humidity........16-18 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3300 ft AGL increasing to 9500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (248700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs around 70.
West winds around 15 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. East winds around 5 mph.

$$