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
450 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY WARM THROUGH TUESDAY...BEFORE A STRONG COLD
FRONT BRINGS MUCH COLDER TEMPERATURES AND MORE WINTER PRECIPITATION
TO WEST TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO.  RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BOTTOM OUT THIS
AFTERNOON AT 20-75 PERCENT...AND 30-80 PERCENT MONDAY.  RH RECOVERY
OVERNIGHT WILL BE MODERATE TO EXCELLENT.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-021100-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
350 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...57 TO 62
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 16 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 33 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/66000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...65-85 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 17 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...EAST
                      10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
                      50S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 14 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/30000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  BREEZY.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 50S BELOW
6000 FEET.  WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE
15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
COOLER.  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.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.  HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 30S BELOW 6000 FEET.
EAST 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

$$

NMZ115-021100-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
350 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  AREAS OF FREEZING FOG AND
                      LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 23 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 28 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/8000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
                      LIGHT FREEZING RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
                      AND LIGHT SLEET IN THE MORNING.  SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....50 TO 55.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 40 TO 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/24000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  NOT AS
COOL.  HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  MUCH
COLDER.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  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...
   ARTESIA NM...3400 FT MSL

$$

TXZ057-074-079>081-021100-
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
450 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....62 TO 67 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...70 TO 75
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 12 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 21 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/91000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...80-100 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60 TO 65 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65 TO 70
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-50 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 22 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/143000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  HIGHS
IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 80S ALONG THE RIO
GRANDE.  SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.  COOLER.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
IN THE LOWER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.  COLDER.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 40S ALONG
THE RIO GRANDE.  NORTHEAST 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>070-075-082-021100-
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
450 AM CST SUN MAR 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  AREAS OF FREEZING FOG AND
                      LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE EARLY IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....46 TO 51.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 14 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 19 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 7 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/14000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN
                      AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34 TO 39.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY.  CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN AND
                      LIGHT SLEET IN THE MORNING.  SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                      RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48 TO 53.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........70-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/23000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY.  WARMER.  HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS...
THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW.  MUCH COOLER.  HIGHS IN THE MID 40S.  NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SNOW.  HIGHS
AROUND 40.  NORTHEAST 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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