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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
220 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO
HOT...WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS...AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO PLAINS DUE TO HOT...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS...AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.DISCUSSION...

CRITICAL CONDITIONS ONGOING IN THE GUADALUPES AND SE NM PLAINS WILL
PERSIST UNTIL THIS EVENING WHEN WIND SPEEDS DECREASE.  RECOVERY WILL
BE POOR, FOLLOWED BY MORE CRITICAL CONDITIONS FROM THURSDAY MORNING
UNTIL THURSDAY EVENING.  IN ADDITION, PORTIONS OF THE NORTHWEST
PERMIAN BASIN, VAN HORN AREA, MARFA PLATEAU AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS
COULD BE ADDED TO THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY SINCE 20 FOOT WIND
SPEEDS COULD BE ABOVE 20 MPH SUSTAINED FOR SEVERAL HOURS.  AFTER
POOR RECOVERY OVER ALL BUT THE PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER TRANS PECOS
THURSDAY NIGHT, CRITICAL CONDITIONS DO NOT LOOK AS WIDESPREAD FRIDAY
AFTERNOON DUE TO LESSER WINDS AREAWIDE.  RAIN CHANCES WILL INCREASE
THIS WEEKEND OVER ALL OF THE FORECAST AREA.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-261630-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
220 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016 /120 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING...

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

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...54 TO 59
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
                      WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 40 TO 50 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...77 TO 82
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. BELOW 6000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. GUSTS UP
                      TO 50 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 55 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 40 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
                      BELOW 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH
                      DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...77 TO 82
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 23 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE LOWER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-261630-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
120 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

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

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84 TO 89.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO 20
                      TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 41 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-261630-
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
220 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016 /120 PM MDT WED MAY 25 2016/

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-45 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...50-70
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...97 TO 102
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...15-20
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. BELOW 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS
                      15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......19700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 36 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48 TO 53 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-60
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78 TO 83 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13600 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 22 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
IN THE MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-261630-
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...
KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...
MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...FORT STOCKTON...DRYDEN...SANDERSON
220 PM CDT WED MAY 25 2016

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....66 TO 71.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....91 TO 96.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......18400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 34 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....58 TO 63.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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