Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
213 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TONIGHT BRINGING MUCH
COLDER TEMPERATURES AND MORE MOISTURE WITH SOME LIGHT WINTRY
PRECIPITATION POSSIBLE MAINLY ALONG THE I-20 CORRIDOR. A HARD
FREEZE WILL AFFECT MANY AREAS FRIDAY MORNING EXPANDING THE AREA OF
CURING FUELS TO SOUTH OF I-10. WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED
BEGINNING SATURDAY BUT EVEN THEN MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES WILL
STRUGGLE TO DROP BELOW 30 PERCENT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE
EXCELLENT.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-081615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
113 PM MST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....20 TO 25.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH
                      BECOMING EAST 15 TO 25 AFTER MIDNIGHT. BELOW
                      6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING
                      EAST 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
*    24 HR TREND......25 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......37 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
                      BELOW 6000 FEET...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/32900 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......23 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/34700 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S ABOVE
6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
60 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
60 BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-081615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
113 PM MST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....21 TO 26.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (65-75 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......27 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 23 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/54100 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/32000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-081615-
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
213 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016 /113 PM MST WED DEC 7 2016/

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SNOW...LIGHT SLEET AND
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....31 TO 36 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...80-100
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO
                      NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN...LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....33 TO 38 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...41 TO 46
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......25 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...60-70
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......32 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/61200 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...48 TO
                      53 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/29500 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS AROUND 60 ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW
5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-081615-
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
213 PM CST WED DEC 7 2016

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SNOW AND LIGHT SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....27 TO 32.
*    24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE AND SNOW.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......29 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/62000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                      PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/54000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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