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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015


.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG UPPER LOW OVER COLORADO WILL BRING GUSTY WINDS TO THE
AREA THIS AFTERNOON WHILE A DRY AIR MASS REMAINS IN PLACE. EXPECT
RED FLAG CONDITIONS AS A RESULT IN THE DESERT LOWLAND AREAS. THE
UPPER LOW WILL MOVE EAST INTO THE PLAINS TOMORROW...WHILE A WEAK
BACKDOOR COLD FRONT STALLS OUT OVER THE AREA. A SECONDARY UPPER
LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND THIS FRONT WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR
THUNDERSTORMS TO THE HIGHER TERRAIN AREAS SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. LIGHTER WINDS WILL PREVAIL EARLY NEXT WEEK...WITH
INCREASING SOUTHWEST FLOW BEYOND WEDNESDAY.

&&

...PERCENTAGES SHOWN IN THE SKY/WEATHER PORTION REFLECT
SKY COVER AMOUNT...

...MEAN ELEVATIONS USED TO OBTAIN MIXING HEIGHTS AS FOLLOWS:
ZONE 110 - RESERVE   (5900 FT)
ZONE 111 - DEMING    (4300 FT)
ZONE 112 - LAS CRUCES(3900 FT)
ZONE 113 - RUIDOSO   (6900 FT)

VENTILATION CATEGORIES ARE DETERMINED BY CRITERIA ESTABLISHED
BY THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.



NMZ110-182030-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....55-60.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....64-69.
*    24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-26 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....15-19 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15200 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (361000 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE
                      OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....32-36.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....36-41.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....44-49 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....41-46 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....59-64.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....68-73.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....15-17 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....10-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 19100 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (299800 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 67 TO 72. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 10 TO 15%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 66 TO 71. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 66 TO 71.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.

$$

NMZ111-182030-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111
 SOUTHERN DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-75.
*    24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13100 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (297800 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-45.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
                      10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 21 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY........8-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 18100 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (259700 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
LOWER 80S. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN
THE MID TO UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO
14%.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID TO UPPER
70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.

$$

NMZ112-182030-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
 SOUTHCENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-LNZ-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
*    24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-16 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 24 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16500 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (348300 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-47.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                      AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-78.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 20 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 19200 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (270400 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID TO UPPER 40S. HIGHS 76 TO
81. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 10 TO 15%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. HIGHS
76 TO 81. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 8 TO 13%.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS IN THE MID TO
UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 9 TO 14%.

$$

NMZ113-182030-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT) UNTIL
                      1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....52-57.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....60-65.
*    24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....23-27 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....19-23 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 25 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12700 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 30 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (338600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....34-38.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....39-43.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....53-58 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....50-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 33 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....55-60.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....63-68.
* MIN HUMIDITY........
*    ABOVE 7500 FT....21-25 PERCENT.
*    BELOW 7500 FT....18-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 17900 FT AGL IN
                      THE AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (290600 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 65 TO 70. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 19 TO 24%.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. HIGHS
65 TO 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 21 TO 26%.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 65 TO 70.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM RH 17 TO 22%.

$$

TXZ055-182030-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055
 EL PASO COUNTY-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-75.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........11-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (279600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-52.
*    24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
                      10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-12 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 17 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 15000 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (171900 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS NEAR 80.
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS NEAR
80. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 11 TO 16%.
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. HIGHS NEAR 80.
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO 17%.

$$

TXZ056-182030-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
658 AM MDT SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
*    24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY........9-13 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 22 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........4.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (289600 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (5-15 PERCENT).
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46-48.
*    24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
                      10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 23 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY........12-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 18 MPH.
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
* LAL.................1.
* HAINES INDEX........3.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 16600 FT AGL IN THE
                      AFTERNOON.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENT CATEGORY.......EXCELLENT (289000 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS NEAR 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
LOWER 80S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 15 TO 20%.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID
70S TO LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 12 TO
17%.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS 76 TO 81.
WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH. MINIMUM RH 13 TO 18%.

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