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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015


...RED FLAG WARNING FIRE ZONE 111 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...

YESTERDAY`S DISTURBANCE HAS MOVED EAST OUT OF THE AREA HOWEVER A SLIGHT
RISK OF A THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN OVER THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS.
A MINOR DISTURBANCE IN THE WESTERLIES WILL BRING ENOUGH DRYING
WESTERLY SURFACE WINDS TO ENHANCE THE DRYING AND BRING ZONE 111
RED FLAG CONDITIONS FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE SPOTTY AND MOSTLY LIKELY
NOT MEET TIME CRITERION FOR THE GILA WILDERNESS TODAY. SOME
MOISTURE WILL RETURN SUNDAY TO MAINLY HUDSPETH COUNTY BRINGING A
SLIGHT RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS. SUNNY WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES
SHOULD PREVAIL THOUGH THE FIRST PART OF NEXT WEEK. SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE TO THE EAST AND AN UPPER TROUGH TO THE WEST SHOULD BRING
MORE MOISTURE WEDNESDAY EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY. THIS WILL
BRING YET ANOTHER CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FOR AREA THROUGH
THURSDAY.


&&

...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.



NMZ110-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....73-78.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....13-17 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....11-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH ISOLD GUST 30-35 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (313900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....33-37.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-44.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....60-65 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 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....69-74.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....19-24 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....14-19 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (222000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 68 TO 73. WEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 72 TO 77. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 75 TO 80. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.

$$

NMZ111-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........9-11 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (302000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....44-48.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 32 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (259000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS NEAR
80. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO
MID 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

NMZ112-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-17 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (297900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......45 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY........9-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (282300 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS 78 TO 83. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS
82 TO 87. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS
84 TO 89. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

NMZ113-221845-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....72-77.
*    24 HR TREND......26 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....28-33 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....25-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......65 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (242000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....39-43.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....45-50.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....51-56 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......45 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....61-66.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....16-20 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....13-17 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 10600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (253700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 68 TO 73. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 49. HIGHS 72 TO 77. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 79. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 20 TO 25%.

$$

TXZ055-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84-88.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (282600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-62.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......49 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-84.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (307000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS
IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
11 TO 16%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 60. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

TXZ056-221845-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
757 AM MDT FRI MAY 22 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84-89.
*    24 HR TREND......19 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-21 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......42 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (330600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-61.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......56 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (333100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS NEAR 80. WEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS
IN THE MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH
12 TO 17%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO
17%.

$$

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