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FNUS54 KEPZ 231338  
FWFEPZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY, WARM WEATHER TO CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY AS UPPER HIGH OVER  
THE DESERT SOUTHWEST DOMINATES THE SCENE. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL  
REBOUND BACK TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL TODAY, AND TO NEAR RECORD LEVELS  
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY. MIN RHS 15-25% THROUGH SATURDAY, THEN  
DECREASING A BIT SUNDAY AND MONDAY. PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM MOVES  
IN TUESDAY FOR A COOL DOWN BACK TO NEAR NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY BELOW  
MID WEEK. STILL DRY THOUGH! VENT RATES REMAIN BETWEEN POOR TO  
FAIR MOST DAYS WITH LIGHT WINDS AND LOW MIXING HEIGHTS.  
 

 
 
...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.  
 
NMZ110-232145-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110  
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....67-71.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....17-21 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....18-20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 14 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200-4600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (24100 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....30-35.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....34-39.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....60-65 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....65-70 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....65-70.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....71-75.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....14-18 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....14-18 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5400 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (81800 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ111-232145-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111  
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-74.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-18 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHEAST 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3100-4100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (29800 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........56-61 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-79.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........13-15 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 20 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3600-5300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (84600 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ112-232145-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112  
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-73.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........18-23 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-5000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (20600 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-43.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........56-61 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-77.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-18 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 22 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (39300 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ113-232145-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113  
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....57-62.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....64-68.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....21-25 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....19-21 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 9 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200-5800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (29600 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....33-37.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....39-44.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....52-57 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....50-55 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....63-68.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....72-77.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....15-17 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....14-16 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 25 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (58100 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. WEST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ055-232145-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055  
EL PASO COUNTY-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-75.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-21 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 10 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2000-3500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (15100 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-45.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-54 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 10 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-78.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-17 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTHWEST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33200 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ056-232145-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056  
HUDSPETH COUNTY-  
638 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-75.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........16-18 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5700 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (32800 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..NORTH 9 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-81.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........14-16 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........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-4300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (63300 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
70S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
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