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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

.DISCUSSION...
West to southwest winds will bring seasonably warm dry weather
across New Mexico and west Texas today through Monday with
temperatures near or above normal. Upper level disturbances will
also result in occasionally breezy to windy conditions through
the weekend. Near red flag conditions are possible through
Sunday. The strongest winds today will occur into the early
afternoon but start to decrease, so a couple of hours of
red flag conditions are possible over the lowlands as relative
humidities fall into the teens before winds decrease. Saturday,
winds will increase to around 20 mph west of the divide
and result in a couple more hours of critical/near critical
conditions developing. A slow moving low pressure system may cause
increasing winds along with a few rain showers and even high
mountain snows Tuesday through Wednesday.


&&

...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.




NMZ110-242100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 46 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 8500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (190900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....30-34.
*    Below 7500 ft....33-38.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....43-48 percent.
*    24 hr trend......33 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph decreasing to
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....60-65.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-14 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4200 ft AGL increasing to 11800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (328300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the lower
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-242100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-14 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 44 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 8200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (148300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....36-40.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (25-35 percent).
* Max temperature.....76-80.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3800 ft AGL increasing to 13300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (357500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-242100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....68-73.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph
                      in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 43 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL increasing to 9900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (212000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....39-43.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........37-42 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming north
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 21 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....74-79.
* Min humidity........7-9 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......3700 ft AGL increasing to 11700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (223300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around
10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-242100-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....50-55.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....21-26 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....16-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northwest winds around 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 53 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5700 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (259300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....31-36.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50 percent.
*    24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph becoming west
                      around 5 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....59-64.
*    Below 7500 ft....68-73.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....11-13 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....10-12 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL increasing to 11600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (253000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s. Southwest winds around
10 mph.

$$

TXZ055-242100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....70-74.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........10-12 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 30 mph becoming
                      northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4500 ft AGL increasing to 7900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (139200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........31-36 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      north after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....79-83.
* Min humidity........6-11 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      southwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (258700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$

TXZ056-242100-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
702 AM MDT Fri Mar 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON MDT TODAY...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....69-74.
*    24 hr trend......18 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........11-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Windy. West winds around 20 to 30 mph becoming
                      northwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 40 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5500 ft AGL increasing to 7600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (198400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........33-38 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph shifting to the
                      northeast after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....77-81.
* Min humidity........6-8 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph increasing to
                      southwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 17 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL increasing to 11900 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (235500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper
70s. West winds around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph.

$$
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