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
229 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.DISCUSSION...
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE LIMITED THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF NEXT
WEEK AS MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES GENERALLY ABOVE 25 ARE EXPECTED
THROUGH MONDAY WITH GOOD RECOVERY AND GENERALLY LIGHT SOUTH TO
SOUTHEAST WINDS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO LIKELY TONIGHT
AND SATURDAY MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE ELSEWHERE ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO AND WEST OF THE PECOS RIVER IN SOUTHWEST TEXAS. PRECIPITATION
CHANCES WILL DECREASE SUNDAY WITH NO SIGNIFICANT CHANCE OF
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE AREA BY MONDAY.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-021615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
129 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
                      LOWER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....90 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                      LIKELY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
                      70S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...40-50 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 12 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/120000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...59 TO 64
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...65-85 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 35 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...77 TO 82
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...35-45 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/90000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 80S BELOW
6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 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

$$

NMZ115-021615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
129 PM MDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/124000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....84 TO 89.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/63000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH 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>081-021615-
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
229 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                      LIKELY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...60-80 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....60 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                      LIKELY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/83000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...50-70 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....78 TO 83 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-30 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/114000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH
THE DAY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
IN THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
103 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 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...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-021615-
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
229 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/133000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/121000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH 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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