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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE IN FROM THE EAST THIS MORNING AND
AFTERNOON...SPREADING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND BRISK EAST WINDS TO
MUCH OF THE FIRE ZONES EAST OF DEMING. SOME LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE
OVER THE SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS THROUGH TONIGHT. A LARGE LOW MOVES
DOWN OVER NEVADA SATURDAY AND BRINGS BACK STRONG SOUTHWEST FLOW WITH
MOISTURE. THIS WILL CREATE BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS FROM SATURDAY
INTO THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK. THE SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL ALSO BRING
MOISTURE UP...WITH SHOWERS DEVELOPING OVER WESTERN ZONES SATURDAY
AND SPREADING TO REMAINDER OF ZONES SUNDAY AND MONDAY. AS THE SNOW
LEVELS DROP SUNDAY AND MONDAY THE MOUNTAINS WILL BEGIN RECEIVING
SNOW...WHICH COULD BECOME HEAVY.

&&

...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.



NMZ110-262200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-48.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....28-33 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....23-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (131400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN AND SNOW.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....20-24.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....24-29.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....74-79 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....68-73 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....40-44.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....48-53.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-39 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (155200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 30. HIGHS 50 TO 55. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 45 TO 50%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS 35 TO 40. HIGHS 50 TO 55. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 46 TO 51%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 48 TO 53. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 55 TO 60%.

$$

NMZ111-262200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7500 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (77300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-33.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........62-67 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-64.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (76600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS IN THE 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.
.SUNDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
25 MPH. MINIMUM RH 28 TO 33%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 40.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 39 TO 44%.

$$

NMZ112-262200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........33-38 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4400 FT AGL IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (44400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-31.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........67-72 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 28 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
* MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (44100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 27 TO 32. HIGHS 59 TO 64. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO
45. HIGHS 60 TO 65. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 36 TO
41%.

$$

NMZ113-262200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....30-34.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....31-36.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....56-61 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....57-62 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-2400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (31900 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SNOW
                      AND RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....15-19.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....17-22.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....80-85 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....79-84 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SNOW SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....30-34.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....50-55 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1400-2200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (30200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AND SHOWERS. LOWS 19 TO 24. HIGHS 47 TO 52. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 55 TO 60%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 51 TO 56. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 38 TO 43%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 32 TO 37. HIGHS 51 TO 56. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 54 TO 59%.

$$

TXZ055-262200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1100...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....29-33.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........59-64 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
* MIN HUMIDITY........26-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200-4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (66800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 25 TO 30%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS NEAR
70. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.

$$

TXZ056-262200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
642 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2800 FT AGL IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (28100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....24-29.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
* MIN HUMIDITY........31-36 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (42100 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 24 TO 29. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 27 TO 32%.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS 68 TO 73. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS 66 TO 71. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.

$$

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