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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.DISCUSSION...
UPPER RIDGE BUILDING INTO THE REGION OVER THE COMING DAYS WILL BRING
A WARMING TREND WITH HIGHS RETURNING TO NEAR NORMAL TODAY AND
ABOVE NORMAL FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL HELP TO
KEEP RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FROM FALLING INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS...BUT
TEENS OVER THE LOWLANDS WILL BE COMMON FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. A
SLIGHT INCREASE IN LOW LEVEL MOISTURE ON THURSDAY MAY LEAD TO SOME
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND ASSOCIATED DRY LIGHTNING RISK THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SOMEWHAT FAVORING AREAS WEST OF THE RIO
GRANDE.

CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY ON FRIDAY AS A STRONG STORM
SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE DESERT SOUTHWEST. THE BEST CHANCES FOR THESE
CRITICAL CONDITIONS TO DEVELOP IS WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE. TEMPERATURES
WILL COOL SOMEWHAT FOR THE WEEKEND BUT BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE
AS THE STORM SYSTEM PASSES TO THE NORTH. BESIDES SOME ISOLATED
MOUNTAIN SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS...DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
THE NEXT WEEK.

&&

...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.




NMZ110-032115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                      1200.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....62-67.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....71-76.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-26 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....16-21 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (62400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....36-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....40-45.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....59-64 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 15 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....67-72.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....76-81.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....17-22 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....13-17 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (125500 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

NMZ111-032115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-82.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-16 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 6 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (61300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..EAST 16 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12800 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......VERY GOOD (145100 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

NMZ112-032115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........13-17 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 14000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (71400 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHEAST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..EAST 10 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (89700 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

NMZ113-032115-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
                      ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                      1200.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....58-63.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....65-70.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....25-30 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....21-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (74800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....37-41.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....41-46.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....64-69 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....58-63 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHEAST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....62-67.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....70-75.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....20-24 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....15-19 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..EAST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 11700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (62800 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.

$$

TXZ055-032115-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-82.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........13-15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
                      IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (67500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....54-58.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHEAST 6 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..EAST 7 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (84800 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS AROUND 60. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

TXZ056-032115-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
651 AM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-17 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 9 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13900 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (76500 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........54-59 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79-84.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..EAST 12 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12300 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (80900 KNOT-FT).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
80S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$
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