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
237 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR
RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH
OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20
FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

.DISCUSSION...

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING
ACROSS THE GUADALUPE MTNS WHERE RH/S WILL DROP TO 6 TO 10 PERCENT
AND 20 FT WINDS REMAIN AROUND 20 TO 30 MPH. CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE
THIS EVENING...THOUGH RECOVERY WILL BE POOR AS THE DRYLINE REMAINS TO
THE EAST. ON TUESDAY...HIGHER WIND SPEEDS WILL SPREAD FROM THE GUADALUPE
MTNS TO THE SE NEW MEXICO PLAINS...AND GIVEN RH/S OF 5 TO 8 PERCENT...
HAVE UPGRADED THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING. SIMILAR
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY...AS TEMPERATURES REMAIN ABOVE NORMAL
AND STORM CHANCES ARE CONFINED TO THE EASTERN PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER
TRANS PECOS.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-241630-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
237 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016 /137 PM MDT MON MAY 23 2016/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ THIS
EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM CDT /NOON MDT/ TO 10 PM CDT
/9 PM MDT/ TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79 TO 84 ABOVE 6000 FEET...85 TO 90 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12600 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
                      GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH IN THE EVENING. BELOW 6000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH BECOMING
                      WEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...83 TO 88
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 41 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY...BREEZY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...
IN THE UPPER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE
6000 FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
80 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.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.

$$

NMZ115-241630-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
137 PM MDT MON MAY 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT TUESDAY...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 32 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO 5
                      TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....91 TO 96.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........5 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH INCREASING TO
                      SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......18100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 39 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

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

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-241630-
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
237 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016 /137 PM MDT MON MAY 23 2016/

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....54 TO 59 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-55 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...15-20
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20
                      MPH. BELOW 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
                      10 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-75
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-25
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-241630-
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
237 PM CDT MON MAY 23 2016

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....67 TO 72.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....66 TO 71.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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