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/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
NANTIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
212 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING
FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...20 FOOT WINDS OF 20
MPH OR MORE...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE MARFA PLATEAU...PRESIDIO
VALLEY...AND BIG BEND AREA...

.DISCUSSION...

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...ALONG WITH CONSEQUENTLY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...BREEZY WINDS...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER ARE RESULTING IN
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON FOR PARTS OF WEST
TEXAS.  RH RECOVERY OVERNIGHT WILL BE MODERATE TO EXCELLENT.
RECOVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT WILL BE POOR IN SOME PARTS OF THE
GUADALUPES AND ALONG THE RIO GRANDE...BUT MODERATE ELSEWHERE.  RH
WILL BOTTOM OUT AT 15-25 PERCENT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...AND 15-20
PERCENT THURSDAY.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-251630-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS
112 PM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......18 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...45-65 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...15 TO 20 MPH AFTER
                      MIDNIGHT.  BELOW 6000 FEET...10 TO 15 MPH
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 60 TO 70 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40 ABOVE 6000 FEET...43 TO 48 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 65 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 32 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-50 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...35-55 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...44 TO 49
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/82800 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 40S BELOW 6000 FEET.  NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 40S BELOW 6000 FEET.  NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
40S BELOW 6000 FEET.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-251630-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
112 PM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 55 TO 65 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49 TO 54.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 60 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 29 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 21 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/142200 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ079>081-251630-
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PRESIDIO, MARFA, BIG BEND NP, AND MARATHON
212 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-60
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 55 TO 65 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......20 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 70 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 34 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....23 TO 28 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...30-50
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...15 PERCENT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/63700 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS AROUND 50 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  HIGHS
IN THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 50S ALONG THE RIO
GRANDE.  NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-251630-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VAN HORN, ALPINE, AND FORT DAVIS
212 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017 /112 PM MST TUE JAN 24 2017/

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....30 TO 35.
*    24 HR TREND......20 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 65 TO 75 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.
*    24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 75 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 35 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/84100 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.  NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S.  NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-251630-
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, AND SANDERSON
212 PM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34 TO 39.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 65 TO 75 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....55 TO 60.
*    24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 80 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 40 TO 50 MPH.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/95100 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.  NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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