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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A DRY AND WARM DAY SHOULD PREVAIL TODAY WITH MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES
AND GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS. HIGH PRESSURE TO THE EAST AND LOW
PRESSURE TO THE WEST WILL SET UP A SURGE OF MOISTURE FROM THE EAST
RESULTING IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FOR AREAS EAST OF THE RIO
GRANDE ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. A FEW OF THE STORMS MAY
BE STRONG WITH LARGER HAIL AND WIND GUSTS POSSIBLE. DRY AND WINDY
WEATHER WILL RETURN ON FRIDAY AS YET ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM
APPROACHES THE AREA. THEN DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ON
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WITH BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED IN THE
AFTERNOON. MEMORIAL DAY WILL BE SUNNY AND WARM WITH LIGHT
SOUTHWEST BREEZES. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES
THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. MIN RH WILL RUN FROM 7% TO 15% ALL AREAS
WEDNESDAY INCREASING ABOUT 10% OVERALL THURSDAY EXCEPT AROUND 30%
ABOVE 7500 FEET SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS.


&&

...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.



NMZ110-201915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....65-70.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....74-79.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....10-12 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....8-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (218700 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-43.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....43-48.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....37-42 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....36-41 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....73-78.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....12-16 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....11-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (381100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 68 TO 73. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 65 TO 70. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 67 TO 72. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 16 TO 21%.

$$

NMZ111-201915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-86.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........6-8 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO
                      AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (180200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-53.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........32-37 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 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........5.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-12 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (398400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS NEAR 80. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH
11 TO 16%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS NEAR
80. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.

$$

NMZ112-201915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........6-8 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (145400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....52-56.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82.
* MIN HUMIDITY........21-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (342200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS 81 TO 86.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS 77 TO 82.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 77 TO 82. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

NMZ113-201915-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....65-70.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....71-76.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....13-18 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....18-23 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (181300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE
                      NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....43-45.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....47-51.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....78-83 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....83-88 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......56 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....58-63.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....61-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
* LAL.................4.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (153800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 68 TO 73. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM
RH 25 TO 30%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 67 TO 72.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 66 TO 71. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.

$$

TXZ055-201915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....85-89.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........7-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (115300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84.
* MIN HUMIDITY........18-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................3.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (233900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER TO MID 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS NEAR
80. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

TXZ056-201915-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
722 AM MDT WED MAY 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84-89.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (132200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-59.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......43 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
* LAL.................4.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13200 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (195600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS 85 TO 90. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 14 TO 19%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS 79 TO 84. WEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 18 TO 23%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS 78 TO 83. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.

$$

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