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
500 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
MUCH COOLER TODAY IN WAKE A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH WILL SET UP GUSTY
WINDS IN MANY PLACES TODAY. THERE WILL ALSO BE INCREASED CHANCES FOR SNOW,
ESPECIALLY TONIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING IN PARTS OF LEA COUNTY AND THE
NORTHERN BASIN. WARMER WEATHER WILL RETURN SUNDAY BUT STILL NOT VERY DRY.
FAIR TO GOOD VENTILATION IS EXPECTED TODAY, BUT MAINLY DUE TO STRONGER POST
FRONTAL WINDS.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-271100-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
400 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW
                      AND LIGHT SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 40
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 18 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 36 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000
                      FEET...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/36000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND
                      LIGHT SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 18 ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 20 BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH. HIGHER GUADALUPE PASS.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 6000 FEET...EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
                      BELOW 6000 FEET...EAST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/30000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW
6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 60 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
LOWER 60S 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.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN
THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET.
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...
   QUEEN NM.....5605 FT MSL

$$

NMZ115-271100-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
400 AM MST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW
                      AND LIGHT SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....35 TO 40.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 27 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........55-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 36 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/61000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND SLIGHT
                      CHANCE OF LIGHT SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 16 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/56000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND
LIGHT SLEET. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 15 TO
20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS
5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 50S. 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>081-271100-
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
500 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....44 TO 49 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 14 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 19 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000
                      FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/45000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE MID 30S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 6 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...60-80 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...EAST 15 TO 20 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.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET IN THE MORNING.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....41 TO 46 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...47 TO 52
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 5 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 10 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 9 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/18000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS
THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
IN THE UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH 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>070-075-082-271100-
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
500 AM CST THU FEB 26 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND LIGHT
                      SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....37 TO 42.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 26 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 27 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 24 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/72000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND
                      LIGHT SLEET.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....21 TO 26.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 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........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW AND
                      LIGHT SLEET.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....30 TO 35.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 7 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/54000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN...SNOW AND
LIGHT SLEET. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. WARMER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. 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...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$

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