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
424 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT TODAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR 20
FT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 10 TO 15
PERCENT OR LESS...AND HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS...

.DISCUSSION...
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS INCREASE TODAY FOR THE GUADALUPE
MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST PLAINS DUE TO WINDY AND DRY CONDITIONS
LEADING TO HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER. INTO NEXT WEEK IT WILL
BE SOMEWHAT DRY ACROSS THE WEST BUT THERE IS NOT MUCH INDICATION OF
WIND. VENTILATION WILL LIKELY BE GOOD TO VERY GOOD DUE TO DEEP MIXING.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-190930-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
324 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...66 TO 71
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH. HIGHER GUSTS.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 27 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-50 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...25-45 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...69 TO 74
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 27 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT
OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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

$$

NMZ115-190930-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
324 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72 TO 77.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 5 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71 TO 76.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 7 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 27 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/122000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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>081-190930-
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
424 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE
                      MOUNTAINS...AROUND 90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42 TO 47 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 16 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE
                      MOUNTAINS...AROUND 90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...10 PCT ALONG
                      THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
LOWER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
UPPER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 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>070-075-082-190930-
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
424 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....79 TO 84.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH INCREASING TO 15
                      TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 21 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO 5
                      TO 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77 TO 82.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 22 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. 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...
   MIDLAND TX...2900 FT MSL

$$

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