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
1035 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH EARLY THURSDAY BRINGING SLIGHTLY
COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THE REGION.  NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE FRIDAY ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...
BUT THE NEXT SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER DAY WILL BE SATURDAY...WHEN A
STRONG SURFACE TROUGH BRINGS UNSEASONABLY WARM TEMPERATURES AND VERY
DRY AIR TO THE REGION.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-241615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
935 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46 TO 51 ABOVE 6000 FEET...48 TO 53 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 31 PCT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...73 TO 78 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.  BELOW 6000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 10
                      TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/94000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...79 TO 84
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
                      MPH INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.  BELOW 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS
                      15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 30 MPH IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  WINDY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE
6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  VERY WINDY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE
6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET.  WEST WINDS 35 TO
45 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY...WINDY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE LOWER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET.  WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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

$$

NMZ115-241615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
935 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 27 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77 TO 82.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
                      5 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/100000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  SOUTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY...WINDY...COOLER.  HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  WEST WINDS
20 TO 30 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY...BREEZY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  WEST WINDS 20 TO
25 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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>081-241615-
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
1035 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48 TO 53 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-55 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 30 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74 TO 79 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH
                      BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.  BELOW 5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 10
                      TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST 5 TO 10
                      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/95000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....81 TO 86 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  SOUTHWEST WINDS
15 TO 20 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY...BREEZY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  WEST WINDS 25 TO
35 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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>070-075-082-241615-
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
1035 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

.REST OF TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82 TO 87.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH 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.......7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 23 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/102000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO
                      20 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.......14000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 22 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  SOUTH WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY...BREEZY.  NOT AS WARM.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  WEST
WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW
15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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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