Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
315 PM CST WED FEB 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE ARE TONIGHT BRINGING WELL BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF SNOW
THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. MINIMUM RH VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE
15 PERCENT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. LOWER RH VALUES WILL
RETURN ON SUNDAY ALONG THE RIO GRANDE BUT 20 FOOT WINDS WILL BE
BELOW 20 MPH IN THIS AREA. RECOVERIES TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

&&

FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

NMZ114-TXZ258-261615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
215 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....41 BELOW TO 46 BELOW ZERO ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...28 BELOW TO 33 BELOW ZERO BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 20 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....37 BELOW TO 42 BELOW ZERO ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...23 BELOW TO 28 BELOW ZERO BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...20-30 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/36000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42 BELOW TO 47 BELOW ZERO ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...30 BELOW TO 35 BELOW ZERO BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 14 PCT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....37 BELOW TO 42 BELOW ZERO ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...24 BELOW TO 29 BELOW ZERO BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/21000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 44 BELOW ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
19 BELOW BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY. HIGHS AROUND
41 BELOW ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 15 BELOW BELOW 6000 FEET.
NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. TEMPERATURES FALLING
INTO THE UPPER TEENS BELOW ZERO IN THE AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-261615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
215 PM MST WED FEB 25 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....17 BELOW TO 22 BELOW ZERO.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 28 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....12 BELOW TO 17 BELOW ZERO.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 13 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/50000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20 BELOW TO 25 BELOW ZERO.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....14 BELOW TO 19 BELOW ZERO.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/56000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COLD. HIGHS NEAR ZERO. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY. HIGHS AROUND
7. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT AS
COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE MID SINGLE DIGITS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-261615-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VAN HORN...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...
PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...MARATHON
315 PM CST WED FEB 25 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....26 TO 31 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...33 TO 38
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 50 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...60-80 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 5
                      TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....43 TO 48 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 14 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 20 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON. BELOW
                      5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING
                      TO THE EAST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/28000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 6 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-75 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 14 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40 TO 45 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...47 TO 52
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/20000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY...WARMER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
AROUND 80 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-261615-
GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-PECOS-TERRELL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...
ANDREWS...STANTON...BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...FORT STOCKTON...
SANDERSON
315 PM CST WED FEB 25 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 50 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....40 TO 45.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 21 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 21 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/67000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20 TO 25.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 9 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....31 TO 36.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/45000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE MORNING...
THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

NOTE TO USERS - MAXIMUM VENTILATION RATE...MAXIMUM MIXING HEIGHT...
AND MAXIMUM TRANSPORT WINDS FOR THIS FIRE WEATHER ZONE ARE BASED ON
THE FOLLOWING POINT...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$

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