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
226 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...

AN UPPER-LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH WEST TEXAS AND
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO THURSDAY NIGHT...RESULTING IN A CHANCE OF RAIN
THURSDAY NIGHT AND BELOW-TO-NEAR-NORMAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.   RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERIES OVERNIGHT AND THURSDAY NIGHT
WILL BE MODERATE TO EXCELLENT.   RH/S WILL BOTTOM OUT THURSDAY
AFTERNOON AT 25-45 PERCENT...AND 30-55 PERCENT FRIDAY.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-181615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
126 PM MST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33 TO 38.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...51 TO 56
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...30-40 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 24 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/41000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR SNOW
                      SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....29 TO 34.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...75-95 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
                      LOWER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...30-40 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 9 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/50000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE MID 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.  WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
UPPER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.  WEST 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...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-181615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
126 PM MST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34 TO 39.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 4 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/22000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32 TO 37.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/112000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  WEST 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>081-181615-
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
226 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34 TO 39 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 70
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/50000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....32 TO 37 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...30-40 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/61000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  WEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  WEST 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...
   MARFA TX.....4700 FT MSL

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-181615-
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
226 PM CST WED DEC 17 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/61000 KNOT-FT.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....38 TO 43.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 16 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/14000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  WEST 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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