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

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
An upper level storm system will bring scattered showers,
isolated thunderstorms along with strong, gusty west winds across
most of the lowlands. Rain may briefly mix with snow above 7500
feet. Rainfall in the lowlands will be very light. Areas of
blowing dust will also develop by the afternoon. Temperatures will
cool off to about 5 to 6 degrees below normal through Wednesday,
with some showers lingering in the mountains. An even stronger
storm system is likely to bring stronger winds and more dust
and RED FLAG CONDITIONS (especially below 7000 ft) Friday.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-281930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Numerous rain
                      showers until 1200. widespread snow showers
                      and isolated thunderstorms. widespread rain
                      showers after 1200.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....41-46.
*    Below 7500 ft....52-57.
*    24 hr trend......19 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....49-54 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39 percent.
*    24 hr trend......27 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 22 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......100 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......12900 ft AGL increasing to 16400 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (364200 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Scattered rain
                      showers in the evening. Scattered snow
                      showers early in the evening, then isolated
                      rain showers and snow showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....29-33.
*    Below 7500 ft....34-39.
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....79-84 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76 percent.
*    24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 38 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Isolated snow
                      showers in the morning. Isolated rain showers
                      through the day.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....51-56.
*    Below 7500 ft....60-65.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....29-34 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL increasing to 12000 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (211300 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
mid 30s. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows around 40.
Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ111-281930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (70-80 percent) until 1200,
                      then partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Patchy
                      blowing dust until 1200. areas of blowing
                      dust after 1200. Scattered rain showers until
                      1200. isolated thunderstorms. isolated rain
                      showers after 1200.
* Max temperature.....62-66.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........16-20 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 24 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......12600 ft AGL increasing to 17200 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (499800 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening. Isolated
                      rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....41-45.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max humidity........51-56 percent.
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (30-40 percent).
* Max temperature.....66-70.
* Min humidity........17-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 33 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6000 ft AGL increasing to 12700 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (255500 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper 60s.
West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ112-281930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Patchy
                      blowing dust until 1200. areas of blowing
                      dust after 1200. Isolated rain showers until
                      1200. isolated thunderstorms. scattered rain
                      showers after 1200.
* Max temperature.....62-67.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........20-25 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 26 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......13400 ft AGL increasing to 17500 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (482300 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent) then becoming
                      mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening. Isolated
                      rain showers through the night.
* Min temperature.....42-47.
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........56-61 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers.
* Max temperature.....63-68.
* Min humidity........23-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......30 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 12400 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (239700 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds around 5 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon.
Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. Southwest winds
around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

NMZ113-281930-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers until 1200, then scattered rain
                      showers and isolated thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....42-47.
*    Below 7500 ft....55-60.
*    24 hr trend......11 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....27-32 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......60 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......10400 ft AGL increasing to 15600 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (370400 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers in the evening. Scattered rain
                      showers through the night. Isolated snow
                      showers after midnight.
* Min temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....28-32.
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41.
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....89-94 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....74-79 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 37 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Scattered snow
                      showers early in the morning. Scattered rain
                      showers through the day.
* Max temperature.....
*    Above 7500 ft....43-48.
*    Below 7500 ft....51-56.
* Min humidity........
*    Above 7500 ft....50-55 percent.
*    Below 7500 ft....39-44 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..North 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......50 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......5600 ft AGL increasing to 9200 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....North around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (189200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid
60s. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ055-281930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) until 1200,
                      then mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Patchy
                      blowing dust until 1200. areas of blowing
                      dust after 1200. Isolated showers and
                      thunderstorms.
* Max temperature.....66-70.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-17 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................2 until 1200, then 3.
* Haines index........3.
* Mixing height.......10800 ft AGL increasing to 16100 ft AGL in
                      the afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (458100 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent). Areas of
                      blowing dust early in the evening. Isolated
                      rain showers in the evening.
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........41-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......9 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds around 25 mph decreasing
                      to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
* Max temperature.....67-71.
* Min humidity........20-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6100 ft AGL increasing to 11500 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (219900 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Lows in
the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds around
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 50. Highs in the lower 70s.
West winds around 15 mph.

$$

TXZ056-281930-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
757 AM MDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.Today...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Isolated rain
                      showers. isolated thunderstorms after 1200.
* Max temperature.....67-72.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
* Min humidity........15-19 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 31 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......20 percent.
* LAL.................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......8300 ft AGL increasing to 15300 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (500000 knot-ft).

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
* Min temperature.....44-48.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
* Max humidity........46-51 percent.
*    24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Breezy. West winds 20 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 32 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
* Max temperature.....65-70.
* Min humidity........21-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Northwest 35 MPH.
* Chc of precip.......10 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines index........2.
* Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the
                      afternoon.
* Transport winds.....Northwest around 35 knots.
* Vent category.......Excellent (239200 knot-ft).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower
70s. West winds around 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Clear. Areas of blowing dust in the afternoon. Lows
around 50. Highs around 80. Southwest winds around 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 15 mph.

$$

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