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
315 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR 20 FT
WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...
AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR THE
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND THE NEW MEXICO PLAINS...

.DISCUSSION...
AS AN UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM OVER THE FOUR CORNERS REGION MOVES
EAST INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS TODAY AND SATURDAY...CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS
TODAY. THERE IS ALSO POTENTIAL ON SATURDAY FOR NEAR CRITICAL TO CRITICAL
FIRE CONDITIONS OVER THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND NEW MEXICO
PLAINS. HOWEVER INCREASING MOISTURE ON SATURDAY AND SOME
UNCERTAINTY IN TERMS OF EXPECTED WIND SPEEDS COULD RESULT IN A MARGINAL
EVENT. FAIR TO GOOD RH IS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT AND AGAIN SATURDAY NIGHT.

&&

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

NMZ114-TXZ258-181615-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
215 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....38 TO 43.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 1 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO
                      15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...66 TO 71
                      BELOW 6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 3 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT ABOVE 6000 FEET...10-15 PCT BELOW
                      6000 FEET.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 27 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-50 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 11 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH DECREASING TO 10 TO
                      15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 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 2 PCT.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 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 MID 70S
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S 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 LOWER
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

$$

NMZ115-181615-
SOUTHEAST PLAINS/BLM ROSWELL/LNZ-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARTESIA...CAPROCK...CARLSBAD...EUNICE...
HOBBS...JAL...LOVINGTON...ROSWELL...TATUM
215 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING...

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-45 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 6 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72 TO 77.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 4 DEGREES.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 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.
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* 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 12 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 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72 TO 77.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                      NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 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...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY 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...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. 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>081-181615-
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
315 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40 TO 45 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE MID
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MAX HUMIDITY........30-40 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 31 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....69 TO 74 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 4 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* LAL.................1.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....0 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........4 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.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....44 TO 49 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE LOWER
                      50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-35 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45 PCT
                      ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 8 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........5 MODERATE.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 25 TO 35 MPH.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN
                      THE LOWER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PCT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...10 PCT ALONG
                      THE RIO GRANDE.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 3 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000
                      FEET...WEST 5 TO 10 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...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE
UPPER 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
AROUND 90 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH 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>070-075-082-181615-
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
315 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                      THUNDERSTORMS.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 4 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 33 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
* LAL.................2.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PCT.
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.SATURDAY...
* 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 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 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.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.
*    24 HR TREND......WARMER 2 DEGREES.
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-55 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......DRIER 9 PCT.
* 20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 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.....78 TO 83.
*    24 HR TREND......COOLER 1 DEGREE.
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND......WETTER 5 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...NORTHWEST 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. EAST WINDS 10 TO
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY 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...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 80. 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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