Fire Weather Planning


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FNUS54 KEPZ 191943
FWFEPZ
Fire Weather Planning Forecast for New Mexico and Far West Texas
National Weather Service El Paso TX/Santa Teresa NM
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge will move east of the area and increasing southwest
flow ahead of an approaching trough.  Southwest winds will 
increase to 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35-40 mph in the mid
to late afternoon.  Upgraded Fire Weather Watch to a Red 
Flag Warning as minimum relative humidities also fall into the
6 to 12 percent range.  Similar conditions for Sunday, except
slightly less wind and slightly higher relative humidities.  For
now will hold off on any highlights for Sunday. Slightly cooler
temperatures for early next week with a chance for some showers
and thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, but significant 
wetting rains are not expected. Above normal temps and dry
conditions return by the end of the week.  
&&
...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.
NMZ110-201400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110 
 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent). 
* Min temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....41-45. 
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50. 
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....29-34 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 23 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). 
* Max temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....66-71. 
*    Below 7500 ft....75-80. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* Min humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....10-15 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....8-12 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to around 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........4. 
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (369100 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent). 
* Min temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....40-44. 
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50. 
* Max humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....40-45 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....36-41 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph decreasing to around 
                      10 mph after midnight. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67. 
*    Below 7500 ft....71-76. 
* Min humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....15-19 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....13-15 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 25 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........2. 
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 7500 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (182800 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s. Highs in the upper 60s. Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s.
Northwest winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the mid 60s. North
winds around 5 mph. 
$$
NMZ111-201400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111 
 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....48-52. 
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........29-34 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......44 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..South 17 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20 percent). 
* Max temperature.....83-88. 
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........8-10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 28 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........4. 
* Mixing height.......1900 ft AGL increasing to 12300 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (370700 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....50-54. 
* Max humidity........34-39 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 31 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature.....79-83. 
* Min humidity........11-13 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
* Mixing height.......2400 ft AGL increasing to 10500 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (257300 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid
70s. West winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s. North
winds around 5 mph. 
$$
NMZ112-201400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112 
 SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....49-53. 
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........33-38 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....84-89. 
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........8-10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to 
                      southwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
* Mixing height.......1200 ft AGL increasing to 12000 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....South around 30 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (365800 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (25-35 percent). 
* Min temperature.....54-58. 
* Max humidity........28-32 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature.....80-85. 
* Min humidity........9-11 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
* Mixing height.......2400 ft AGL increasing to 10100 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (266100 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.
Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s. Northwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph. 
$$
NMZ113-201400-
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113 
 CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent). 
* Min temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....39-44. 
*    Below 7500 ft....45-50. 
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....35-40 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....32-37 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......45 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 14 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........4. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent). 
* Max temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....67-72. 
*    Below 7500 ft....77-82. 
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....11-15 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....9-12 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......11 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph increasing to 
                      around 20 mph in the afternoon. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 25 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
* Mixing height.......2600 ft AGL increasing to 11100 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (310000 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent). 
* Min temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....44-48. 
*    Below 7500 ft....50-54. 
* Max humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....31-35 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....29-33 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 33 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........4. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature..... 
*    Above 7500 ft....62-67. 
*    Below 7500 ft....72-77. 
* Min humidity........ 
*    Above 7500 ft....14-18 percent. 
*    Below 7500 ft....11-13 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 30 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
* Mixing height.......3400 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (286300 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Clear. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the upper 40s.
Highs around 70. Southwest winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs in the lower 60s.
North winds around 5 mph. 
$$
TXZ055-201400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055 
 EL PASO COUNTY-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY...
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....55-59. 
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........28-32 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....88-92. 
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........7-9 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to 
                      southwest around 20 mph in the afternoon. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 23 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
* Mixing height.......1100 ft AGL increasing to 10200 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (310200 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent). 
* Min temperature.....61-63. 
* Max humidity........25-27 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature.....83-87. 
* Min humidity........9-11 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
* Mixing height.......2200 ft AGL increasing to 10300 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (233200 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs around 80.
Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.
Northeast winds around 5 mph. 
$$
TXZ056-201400-
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056 
 HUDSPETH COUNTY-
143 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent). 
* Min temperature.....50-54. 
*    24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........37-42 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 16 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....86-91. 
*    24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........7-9 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..Southwest 21 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........5. 
* Mixing height.......1400 ft AGL increasing to 9000 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (296800 knot-ft). 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (30-40 percent). 
* Min temperature.....Around 60. 
* Max humidity........27-31 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds around 15 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........4. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature.....81-86. 
* Min humidity........10-12 percent. 
* 20-foot winds.......West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* 10000 ft MSL winds..West 29 MPH. 
* Chc of precip.......0 percent. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines index........3. 
* Mixing height.......2900 ft AGL increasing to 10400 ft AGL in the 
                      afternoon. 
* Transport winds.....West around 20 knots. 
* Vent category.......Excellent (225500 knot-ft). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower
80s. West winds around 10 mph. 
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the
upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s. Northeast
winds around 10 mph. 
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