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
440 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.DISCUSSION...
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE LOW THIS WEEK. WARMING AND DRYING
IS EXPECTED TODAY BUT BY TONIGHT AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL PLUNGE
THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA RESULTING IN MUCH COLDER AND MOIST CONDITIONS
TUESDAY AND NEW YEARS EVE. THERE WILL ALSO BE A CHANCE OF LIGHT
FREEZING OR FROZEN PRECIPITATION. TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY MODERATE
BY NEW YEARS DAY THROUGH SATURDAY...THOUGH THE CHANCE OF RAIN WILL
REMAIN THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERY WILL BE EXCELLENT
THIS WEEK.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-301045-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
340 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 50S
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 24 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/22000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 29 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
                      AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...LIGHT
                      FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SLEET IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 24 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 43 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH BELOW 6000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/21000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN...LIGHT SLEET AND SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT
AS COLD. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 40S BELOW 6000 FEET.
WEST 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...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-301045-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
340 AM MST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 7 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/21000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 14 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING
                      RAIN...LIGHT SLEET...RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 25 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........70-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 43 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 40 TO 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/40000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN...LIGHT SLEET AND SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHWEST 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>081-301045-
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
440 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....54 TO 59 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 6 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35 PCT ALONG
                      THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 12 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/72000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....25 TO 30 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                      SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER
                      MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....34 TO 39 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45 TO 50
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 20 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...50-60 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 23 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/25000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN...LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SLEET. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER 30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT
AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 60 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
WEST 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>070-075-082-301045-
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
440 AM CST MON DEC 29 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58 TO 63.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 12 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3700 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/42000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....26 TO 31.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN...LIGHT
                      FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SLEET IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....31 TO 36.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 28 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-75 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 45 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/45000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN AND LIGHT SLEET. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.NEW YEARS DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. NOT
AS COLD. HIGHS AROUND 40. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST 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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