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
246 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR 20 FOOT WINDS UP TO 30 MPH SUSTAINED...RELATIVE
HUMIDITY OF 8 TO 10 PERCENT...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

.DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES WILL WARM UP TO ABOVE NORMAL BEGINNING TOMORROW AND
CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. DRY AIR WITH RH VALUES OF 15
PERCENT OR LESS WILL BE PRESENT ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE
UPPER TRANS PECOS ON TUESDAY. 20 FOOT WINDS WILL BE NEAR 20 MPH IN
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ON TUESDAY SO FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL
BE ELEVATED ACROSS THIS AREA. THIS DRY AIR WILL SPREAD FURTHER
EASTWARD ON WEDNESDAY WITH 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER
ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT
FOR THIS AREA AND MAY NEED TO BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO AND VAN HORN AND THE HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR. FRIDAY APPEARS TO
HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR FIRE WEATHER WITH WINDS AT OR ABOVE 20
MPH AND RH VALUES NEAR 15 PERCENT ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE
AREA.  THE DRY AIR IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-211645-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
146 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-50 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 35 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...76 TO 81
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 14 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...75 TO 80
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...
IN THE MID 70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY...BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE UPPER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. 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...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-211645-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
146 PM MDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 7 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 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 30 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 12 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...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....80 TO 85.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      WEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. 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...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-211645-
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
246 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46 TO 51 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...87 TO
                      92 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-30 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH. BELOW 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...70-90 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 29 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 19 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/145000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. 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...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-211645-
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
246 PM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 7 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST 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.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....59 TO 64.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...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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