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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014


.DISCUSSION...
UPPER TROUGH EXITS AS UPPER RIDGE MOVES IN TODAY. DESPITE WINDS
SHIFTING FROM NORTH TO SOUTH...COOL TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE
TODAY. COOL SURFACE TEMPS...LIGHTER WINDS...AND HIGH PRESSURE
ALOFT WILL KEEP VENT RATES MINIMIZED ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST. THE
NEXT PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES THURSDAY...INCREASINGLY
BREEZY TO WINDY SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL IMPROVE VENTILATION AND BRING
TEMPERATURES BACK TO AROUND 5 TO 8 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR
CHRISTMAS DAY...WITH 60S EXPECTED IN THE LOWLANDS. THURSDAY
EVENING ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE IN OVER
THE WESTERN ZONES FROM THE NORTHWEST AS THE STORM SYSTEM ARRIVES.
SNOW LEVELS LOOK TO DROP TO AROUND 5000 FT OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY
MORNING WITH ONLY 1-3 INCHES OF SNOW EXPECTED ABOVE 6500 FT. RAIN
AND SNOW CHANCES WILL SPREAD EAST AND SOUTH ACROSS THE REST OF THE
FORECAST AREA OVERNIGHT INTO 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.



NMZ110-242200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST THURSDAY...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....37-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....43-48.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....26-31 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....22-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PCT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (11200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....20-25.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....23-28.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....47-52 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-48.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....51-56.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....24-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 40 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (220200 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
21 TO 26. HIGHS 36 TO 41. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH
38 TO 43%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 15 TO 20. HIGHS 34 TO 39. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 34 TO 39%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 15 TO 20. HIGHS 39 TO 44. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 26 TO 31%.

$$

NMZ111-242200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST THURSDAY...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-52.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........22-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PCT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (17500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....24-28.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........54-59 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 30 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59-63.
* MIN HUMIDITY........17-21 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 46 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (248000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 32 TO 37. HIGHS 48 TO 53. WEST
WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 31 TO 36%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH
31 TO 36%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S. HIGHS NEAR
50. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.

$$

NMZ112-242200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST THURSDAY...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-50.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (26100 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-29.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
* MIN HUMIDITY........17-21 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 38 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (179900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 49 TO 54. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 30 TO 35%.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 24 TO 29. HIGHS 43 TO 48. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 30 TO 35%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 21 TO 26. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO
LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

NMZ113-242200-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT MST
THURSDAY NIGHT...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....32-37.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-43.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....32-37 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....29-34 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (34600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-26.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....26-28.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....42-47 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....45-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 35 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....46-51.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....52-57.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....22-26 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....20-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 43 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......400-1800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (92900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS AND SHOWERS. LOWS 27 TO 32. HIGHS 39 TO 44. WEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 35 TO 40%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 18 TO 23. HIGHS 33 TO 38. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 42 TO 47%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 17 TO 21. HIGHS 38 TO 43. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 29 TO 34%.

$$

TXZ055-242200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-51.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (35000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....28-32.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 26 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-64.
* MIN HUMIDITY........18-20 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200-2100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (76600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM RH 37 TO 42%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 36 TO 41%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS NEAR 50.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH. MINIMUM RH 32 TO 37%.

$$

TXZ056-242200-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
636 AM MST WED DEC 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........24-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 13 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (51600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....26-28.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........57-62 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 29 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-20 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (75800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS NEAR 40. HIGHS 54 TO 59. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RH 40 TO 45%.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 40 TO 45%.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. HIGHS NEAR 50. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 36 TO 41%.

$$

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