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
349 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...

MORE SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS THE REGION.
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS POSSIBLE ALONG WITH FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
GUSTY WINDS. THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE WEEK WITH BELOW
NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-240900-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
249 AM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
                      LOWER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/142000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...60 TO 65
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 80
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
MORNING...THEN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 70S BELOW
6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

NMZ115-240900-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
249 AM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13300 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300...THEN 3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12600 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 21 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-240900-
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
349 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016 /249 AM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016/

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...93 TO 98
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/143100 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76 TO 81 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...30-40
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/96700 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND
90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-240900-
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
349 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                      MORNING...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 1300...THEN 4.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 28 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................3.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 24 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 90. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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