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Fire Weather Planning Forecast For West Texas/Southeast New Mexico
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
237 PM CDT Fri Apr 19 2019
.DISCUSSION...
Fire weather concerns will increase Saturday and Sunday as 
temperatures warm above normal.  This will result in minimum RH 
below 15% for much of the area.  The 20ft wind will increase to 
around 20 mph in the Guadalupe Mtns both Saturday and Sunday 
afternoons resulting in near critical fire weather conditions.
Early next week temperatures will begin to fall and moisture will 
increase with widespread showers and thunderstorms beginning Monday 
night.
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For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.
NMZ114-TXZ258-201630-
Guadalupe Mountains-
237 PM CDT Fri Apr 19 2019 /137 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019/
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....In the upper 40s above 6000 feet...49 to 54 
                      below 6000 feet. 
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........30-40 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......24 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent). 
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...79 to 84 
                      below 6000 feet. 
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........10-15 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 
                      to 25 mph in the afternoon. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 35 mph. 
* Mixing height.......15600 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent). 
* Min temperature.....Around 50 above 6000 feet...53 to 58 below 
                      6000 feet. 
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........25-35 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 20 to 25 mph above 6000 
                      feet...southwest 20 to 25 mph below 6000 
                      feet. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 30 to 40 mph. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent). 
* Max temperature.....In the mid 70s above 6000 feet...78 to 83 
                      below 6000 feet. 
*    24 hr trend......1 degree cooler. 
* Min humidity........10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* Wind 20FT...........Above 6000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph. 
                      Below 6000 feet, west winds 20 to 25 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 45 mph. 
* Mixing height.......10900 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s above 6000 feet...
76 to 81 below 6000 feet. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph above
6000 feet...southwest 5 to 10 mph below 6000 feet. Minimum relative
humidity at or below 15 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 60s above 6000 feet...67 to 72 below
6000 feet. Northeast 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 lower 60s above 6000 feet...64 to
69 below 6000 feet. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative
humidity above 15 percent. 
$$
NMZ115-201630-
Southeast Plains-
137 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent). 
* Min temperature.....45 to 50. 
*    24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........40-60 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......13 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 10 to 15 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....In the upper 80s. 
*    24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......7 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 30 mph. 
* Mixing height.......17800 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....South around 32 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). 
* Min temperature.....53 to 58. 
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........30-40 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......19 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 30 to 40 mph. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-5 percent). 
* Max temperature.....85 to 90. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* Min humidity........10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......1 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph. 
* Mixing height.......14100 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....West around 34 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 81 to 86. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity at or below 15 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 70 to 75. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 70. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent. 
$$
TXZ057-074-079>081-201630-
Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-
Presidio Valley-Marfa Plateau-Big Bend Area-
237 PM CDT Fri Apr 19 2019 /137 PM MDT Fri Apr 19 2019/
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent). 
* Min temperature.....48 to 53 across the mountains...in the mid 
                      50s along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* Max humidity........30-50 percent across the mountains...40-60 
                      percent along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter. 
* Wind 20FT...........East winds 5 to 10 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West 15 to 20 mph. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (20-30 percent). 
* Max temperature.....In the lower 80s across the mountains...94 to 
                      99 along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........5-10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph above 5000 
                      feet...south 10 to 15 mph below 5000 feet. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest around 25 mph. 
* Mixing height.......16500 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....South around 25 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). 
* Min temperature.....54 to 59 across the mountains...58 to 63 
                      along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........30-40 percent across the mountains...40-60 
                      percent along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......9 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........Above 5000 feet, southwest winds 10 to 15 
                      mph. Below 5000 feet, southwest winds 10 to 
                      15 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....Around 80 across the mountains...in the upper 
                      90s along the Rio Grande. 
*    24 hr trend......Unchanged. 
* Min humidity........10 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......1 percent wetter. 
* Wind 20FT...........West winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph. 
* Mixing height.......14000 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....West around 36 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 80 across the mountains...92 to
97 along the Rio Grande. West winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...
west 5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or
below 15 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 74 to 79 across the mountains...90 to 95 along
the Rio Grande. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...north
5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity at or below
15 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 67 to 72 across the mountains...83 to 88 along
the Rio Grande. North winds 10 to 15 mph above 5000 feet...north
5 to 10 mph below 5000 feet. Minimum relative humidity above
15 percent. 
$$
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-201630-
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, Mentone, Kermit, Odessa, 
Midland, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, 
Fort Stockton, Dryden, and Sanderson
237 PM CDT Fri Apr 19 2019
.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (5-15 percent). 
* Min temperature.....Around 50. 
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........45-65 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......8 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 5 to 10 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Northwest 20 to 25 mph. 
.SATURDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (15-25 percent). 
* Max temperature.....86 to 91. 
*    24 hr trend......12 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........15-20 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......3 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 30 mph. 
* Mixing height.......16700 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....South around 28 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent). 
* Min temperature.....In the upper 50s. 
*    24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer. 
* Max humidity........50-70 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......2 percent wetter. 
* Wind 20FT...........South winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........6 high. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...Southwest 25 to 35 mph. 
.SUNDAY...
* Sky/weather.........Sunny (10-20 percent). 
* Max temperature.....In the lower 90s. 
*    24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer. 
* Min humidity........10-15 percent. 
*    24 hr trend......5 percent drier. 
* Wind 20FT...........Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph. 
* LAL.................1. 
* Haines Index........5 moderate. 
* Wind 10000 FT MSL...West around 40 mph. 
* Mixing height.......14300 ft AGL. 
* Transport winds.....West around 35 knots. 
* Ventilation cat.....Excellent/150000 knot-ft. 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds 5 to
10 mph. Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Minimum
relative humidity above 15 percent. 
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny with a 40 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Minimum relative humidity above 15 percent. 
$$