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
254 PM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
DESPITE VERY WARM CONDITIONS FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL REMAIN
LOW FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. EXPECT MIN RH/S OF GENERALLY 15-25
PERCENT THROUGH MID WEEK AS WINDS STAY BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS.
INCREASING THUNDERSTORM CHANCES ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND
THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN WILL BEGIN MONDAY. OVERNIGHT RH
RECOVERIES WILL GENERALLY BE FAIR TO GOOD.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-281630-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
154 PM MDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....64 TO 69.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 19 PCT.
*  20 FOOT WIND.......NORTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 0100...THEN 1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88 ABOVE 6000 FEET...87 TO 92 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...25-35 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
                      60S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...87 TO 92
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...20-30 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 9 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/117000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
90 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST
5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 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...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-281630-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
154 PM MDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....68 TO 73.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 20 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....91 TO 96.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/143000 KNOT-FT.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/125000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN
THE MID 80S. SOUTHEAST 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...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-281630-
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
254 PM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....64 TO 69 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-75 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 16 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 0100...THEN 1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....85 TO 90 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 10 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-30 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                      INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/120000 KNOT-FT.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....57 TO 62 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-60 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84 TO 89 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 8 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/80000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH THE DAY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
AROUND 104 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 106 ALONG THE
RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST
10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 102 ALONG THE RIO
GRANDE. EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH
BELOW 5000 FEET. 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>070-075-082-281630-
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
254 PM CDT SUN JUL 27 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....94 TO 99.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....94 TO 99.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15
                      TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/138000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS AROUND 101. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS
AROUND 90. EAST 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...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$

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