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
358 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL INCREASE RAIN CHANCES ACROSS THE AREA
BEGINNING THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUING INTO FRIDAY. SLOW STORM
MOVEMENT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR WETTING RAIN AND LOCALIZED
FLOODING. MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITIES WILL REMAIN ABOVE 20
PERCENT AND OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-280900-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
258 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76 TO 81 ABOVE 6000 FEET...81 TO 86 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...40-50 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 8 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/56000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                      SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60 ABOVE 6000 FEET...62 TO 67 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80 ABOVE 6000 FEET...83 TO 88 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...20-30 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 9 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/32000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 80S
BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...
IN THE MID 80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
UPPER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE
6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. 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

$$

NMZ115-280900-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
258 AM MDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....88 TO 93.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 9 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/81000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN
                      THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....65 TO 70.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....90 TO 95.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 4 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/46000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 90. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 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>081-280900-
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
358 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 102
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20 PCT ALONG
                      THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/32000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....83 TO 88 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 102
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-25 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 6 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/66000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
102 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
101 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
103 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST 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>070-075-082-280900-
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
358 AM CDT WED AUG 27 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/66000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/77000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...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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