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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...

This morning a backdoor front has crested the Sacramento
Mountains and Otero Mesa, bringing a boost in low level moisture.
This front will push to the Arizona border by mid- morning. Low
level moisture will mostly mix out across areas east of the Rio
Grande, leaving min RH values still in the single digits in far
SW New Mexico. A stray dry thunderstorm could affect eastern
parts of the Gila this afternoon, possibly extending east of the
Black Range into northern Sierra County as well. A stray
thunderstorm is also possible late in the afternoon over the
Sacramento Mountains. Late tonight expect a stronger push of
moisture, setting the stage for scattered thunderstorms area-wide
Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday drier air will begin to
sneak back into SW New Mexico, this could bring the risk of dry
lightning to the Gila and Bootheel regions. But decent wetting
rain chances will be the main story this week for most fire
weather zones.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-281900-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....71-76.
*    Below 7500 ft....80-85.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....12-17 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....9-13 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                      south in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......9700 ft AGL increasing to 16300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (158000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....47-52.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......36 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 23 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....68-73.
*    Below 7500 ft....78-83.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....20-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL increasing to 16000 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (190700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the upper 70s. Southeast
winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. South
winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ111-281900-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....88-92.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min humidity........6-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......8700 ft AGL increasing to 15000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (136700 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....57-62.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......26 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent) then becoming
                      partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Scattered
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....86-90.
* Min humidity........17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......40 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6900 ft AGL increasing to 14200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (159000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. Southeast winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around
5 mph.

$$

NMZ112-281900-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) until 0900,
                      then mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
* Max temperature.....83-88.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........12-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds around 20 mph becoming
                      southeast around 10 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........4.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 13700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (72200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent).
* Min temperature.....56-61.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........58-63 percent.
*    24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms through the day.
* Max temperature.....84-89.
* Min humidity........18-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 18 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......6700 ft AGL increasing to 14100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (135200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs around 80. Southeast
winds around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
South winds around 5 mph.

$$

NMZ113-281900-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) until 0900,
                      then mostly sunny (30-40 percent) until 1200,
                      then partly cloudy (35-45 percent). Slight
                      chance of showers and thunderstorms after
                      1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....63-68.
*    Below 7500 ft....70-75.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....24-29 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..East 9 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL increasing to 11300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Fair (55100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....48-53.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....85-90 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....76-81 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 15 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....65-70.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....33-38 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....25-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................3 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......9400 ft AGL increasing to 13500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....South around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (158900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s.
Southeast winds around 5 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely.
Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Lows
in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around
5 mph.

$$

TXZ055-281900-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent).
* Max temperature.....85-89.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........13-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......4000 ft AGL increasing to 8600 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....East around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (72300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
* Min temperature.....61-65.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........65-70 percent.
*    24 hr trend......42 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 10 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....86-90.
* Min humidity........21-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 14 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......4800 ft AGL increasing to 12800 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (108000 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. East winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around
5 mph.

$$

TXZ056-281900-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
721 AM MDT Sun May 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent) until 0900,
                      then mostly sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....79-84.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-24 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 7 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........5.
* Mixing height.......3500-4700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Good (70900 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent). Slight chance
                      of showers and thunderstorms after midnight.
* Min temperature.....58-63.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max humidity........74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..East 12 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines index........3.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated
                      showers and thunderstorms in the morning,
                      then scattered showers and thunderstorms in
                      the afternoon.
* Max temperature.....83-88.
* Min humidity........26-31 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......East winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southeast 13 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 4.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......5200 ft AGL increasing to 12100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 knots.
* Vent category.......Very good (103400 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Lows in the lower 60s. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds
around 5 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 60. Highs in the lower 80s. Southeast
winds around 5 mph.

$$

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