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
420 AM CDT WED APR 15 2015

.DISCUSSION...

THE DRYING TREND WILL CONTINUE TODAY...AS TEMPERATURES WARM TO THE
UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S ACROSS THE AREA. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE WEST TODAY...AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
ACROSS THE PERMIAN BASIN AND TRANS PECOS TONIGHT...WITH GUSTY WIND
AND LIGHTNING EXPECTED WITH STORMS THAT DEVELOP. AS THE DRYLINE SETS
UP ACROSS THE PERMIAN BASIN AND LOWER TRANS PECOS THURSDAY...POINTS
WEST WILL SEE FURTHER DRYING WITH STORM CHANCES PUSHED EAST...WHICH
MAY RESULT IN LOCALIZED CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS BY FRIDAY.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-160930-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
320 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...69 TO 74
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 19 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....44 TO 49.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
                      MPH. BELOW 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO
                      25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER
                      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...66 TO 71
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
                      MPH. BELOW 6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
                      15 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER
60S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
60S BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND
70 BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHWEST 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

$$

NMZ115-160930-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
320 AM MDT WED APR 15 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74 TO 79.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 10 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......18500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 19 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 20 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72 TO 77.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 70. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTHWEST 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...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-160930-
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
420 AM CDT WED APR 15 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 9 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...75-95 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 19 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      UPPER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-25 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH. BELOW 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO
                      15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...
WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR
BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
5000 FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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>070-075-082-160930-
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
420 AM CDT WED APR 15 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 14 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 10 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST 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...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$

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