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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEASTERN NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
409 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...

TEMPERATURES FOR TODAY WILL BE ABOVE AVERAGE BEFORE A COLD FRONT
MOVES INTO THE AREA THIS EVENING. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL MOSTLY BE
ABOVE 15 PERCENT EXCEPT ON THURSDAY WITH TEMPERATURES WARMING BACK
UP TO ABOVE NORMAL. 20 FOOT WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE BELOW 20 MPH
ON THIS DAY.  RECOVERIES TONIGHT WILL BE GOOD.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-231015-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE
                      LOWER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 40 TO 50 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/90000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 12 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...55-75 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS
                      IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                      THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER
                      30S BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 24 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 13 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10
                      TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 31 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S ABOVE
6000 FEET...AROUND 50 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN
THE UPPER 50S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S ABOVE
6000 FEET...AROUND 50 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

$$

NMZ115-231015-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
309 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....63 TO 68.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 2 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/113000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS
                      LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF
                      SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 30S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 12 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 16 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 22 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 8 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SUNNY. NOT AS COOL. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW
15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 5 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>081-231015-
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
409 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 17 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/84000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                      SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
                      LOWER 40S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 6 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...50-70 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....38 TO 43 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 23 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 15 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........ABOVE 5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH
                      DECREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                      BELOW 5000 FEET...NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 35 TO 45 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 26 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/143000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
THE UPPER 50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SUNNY...WARMER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER 60S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS
10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW
5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE
MOUNTAINS...AROUND 70 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>070-075-082-231015-
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
409 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67 TO 72.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/80000 KNOT-FT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....35 TO 40.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 8 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
                      SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 23 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 12 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 29 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.CHRISTMAS DAY...SUNNY...WARMER. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW
15 PERCENT.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHWEST 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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