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
429 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.DISCUSSION...

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE PRESENT ACROSS THE PRESIDIO
VALLEY...MARFA PLATEAU...AND BIG BEND AREA SO A RED FLAG WARNING IS
IN EFFECT FOR THESE AREAS THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING. TEMPERATURES
WILL COOL TO NEAR OR JUST BELOW NORMAL BEGINNING WEDNESDAY. AREAS OF
MINIMUM RH OF 15 PERCENT OR BELOW WILL BE PRESENT WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY WITH ELEVATED WINDS ACROSS THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY. GOOD
RECOVERY IS EXPECT TONIGHT.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-251030-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS
329 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING DUST IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...49 TO 54
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 30 TO 40 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 95 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 48 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 20S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID
                      20S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH DECREASING TO 15 TO
                      20 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 55 TO 65 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...42 TO 47
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH
                      INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                      BELOW 6000 FEET...WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 55 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

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

$$

NMZ115-251030-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-
329 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING DUST IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....56 TO 61.
*    24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 95 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 45 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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.....48 TO 53.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 55 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12900 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 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.

$$

TXZ079>081-251030-
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PRESIDIO, MARFA, BIG BEND NP, AND MARATHON
429 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

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

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING
                      DUST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....62 TO 67 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...10 PERCENT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15
                      MPH INCREASING TO WEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 80 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 51 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST 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 60 TO 70 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......16 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...10-15
                      PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 75 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE MID 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 RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID 50S ALONG THE RIO
GRANDE. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ057-074-251030-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VAN HORN, ALPINE, AND FORT DAVIS
429 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017 /329 AM MST TUE JAN 24 2017/

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING DUST IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....59 TO 64.
*    24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25
                      MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 25 TO 35 MPH IN THE
                      AFTERNOON. BELOW 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 20 TO
                      30 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 95 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11400 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 52 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......7 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.....AROUND 50.
*    24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 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........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 75 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8200 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 34 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 50. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-251030-
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
429 AM CST TUE JAN 24 2017

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY BLOWING DUST IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67 TO 72.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 95 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 48 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33 TO 38.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* 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......12 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.......11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 33 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.

$$

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