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/Southeast New Mexico
Nantional Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
326 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING
FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN
20 MPH, AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO, THE NORTHWESTERN PERMIAN
BASIN, UPPER TRANS PECOS, GUADALUPE AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS, AND
MARFA PLATEAU FOR LOW HUMIDITY, WINDS GREATER THAN 20 MPH, AND
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

.DISCUSSION...
Another upper level low will approach the area over the couple of
days increasing the fire danger threat. Critical fire weather
conditions are first expected in the Guadalupe Mountains and will
spread east Friday as the low nears and wind speeds increase. The
passage of the low Saturday will ease winds and decrease the fire
weather threat.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

NMZ114-TXZ258-310830-
Guadalupe Mountains-
Including the cities of Guadalupe Mountains NP and Pine Springs
226 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...71 to 76
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......21 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......31 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to
                      25 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......10800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 30 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...in the
                      lower 50s below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........20-30 percent.
*    24 hr trend......39 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...southwest winds 20 to 25
                      mph increasing to 25 to 35 mph after
                      midnight. Below 6000 feet...southwest winds
                      20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 40 to 50 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 60s above 6000 feet...70 to 75
                      below 6000 feet.
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet...southwest winds 35 to 45
                      mph. Gusts up to 60 mph increasing to 70 mph
                      in the afternoon. Below 6000 feet...southwest
                      winds 25 to 35 mph increasing to 35 to 45 mph
                      in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 65 mph.
* Mixing height.......16200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 53 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the upper 50s above
6000 feet...in the lower 60s below 6000 feet. West winds 10 to
15 mph above 6000 feet...west 15 to 20 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60 above 6000 feet...in the mid
60s below 6000 feet. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s above 6000 feet...in the
lower 70s below 6000 feet. West winds 15 to 20 mph. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

NMZ115-310830-
Southeast Plains-
226 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....77 to 82.
*    24 hr trend......24 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......29 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......13000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........30-40 percent.
*    24 hr trend......43 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 35 to 45 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....77 to 82.
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20
                      to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 60 mph.
* Mixing height.......19100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 49 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Cooler. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. North winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ079-081-310830-
Presidio Valley-Big Bend Area-
Including the cities of Presidio, Big Bend NP, and Marathon
326 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 70s across the mountains...in
                      the upper 80s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest around 25 mph.
* Mixing height.......11900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 21 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....47 to 52 across the mountains...in the mid
                      50s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent across the mountains...30-40
                      percent along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......34 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph. Below 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to
                      15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 25 to 35 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....Around 80 across the mountains...in the mid
                      90s along the Rio Grande.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet...southwest winds 10 to 15
                      mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the
                      afternoon. Below 5000 feet...southwest winds
                      15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......20000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 40 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s across the
mountains...in the upper 80s along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to
20 mph above 5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s across the mountains...in the
lower 80s along the Rio Grande. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s across the mountains...around
90 along the Rio Grande. West winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 feet...
west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or
below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ057-074-080-310830-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Marfa Plateau-
Including the cities of Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Davis, and Marfa
326 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /226 AM MDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....76 to 81.
*    24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......12 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph.
* Mixing height.......11400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 28 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....46 to 51.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........25-35 percent.
*    24 hr trend......38 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....81 to 86.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20
                      to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......19600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny, cooler. Highs in the lower 70s. West winds 15 to
20 mph above 5000 feet...west 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum
relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. Northwest winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds 15 to 20 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ047-048-051>053-060>063-067>070-075-082-310830-
Borden-Scurry-Martin-Howard-Mitchell-Winkler-Ector-Midland-Glasscock-
Ward-Crane-Upton-Reagan-Pecos-Terrell-
Including the cities of Gail, Snyder, Stanton, Big Spring,
Colorado City, Kermit, Odessa, Midland, Garden City, Monahans,
Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Fort Stockton, Dryden,
and Sanderson
326 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......13 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10-15 percent.
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph.
* Mixing height.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....In the lower 50s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........40-60 percent.
*    24 hr trend......25 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 80s.
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5-10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 45 mph.
* Mixing height.......20000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 41 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Not as warm. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$

TXZ045-046-050-058-059-310830-
Gaines-Dawson-Andrews-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Loving-
Including the cities of Seminole, Lamesa, Andrews, Pecos,
and Mentone
326 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s.
*    24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........10 percent.
*    24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........4 low.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 35 mph.
* Mixing height.......11200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....West around 27 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
* Min temperature.....Around 50.
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
* Max humidity........35-45 percent.
*    24 hr trend......39 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........5 moderate.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent).
* Max temperature.....In the upper 80s.
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min humidity........5 percent.
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........6 high.
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 50 mph.
* Mixing height.......20000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 45 knots.
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Not as warm. Highs in the mid 70s. West winds
10 to 15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent.
.MONDAY...Sunny, warmer. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 10 to
15 mph. Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent.

$$