808  
FNUS54 KMAF 230947  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
347 AM CST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
IT WILL BE WARM AND DRY THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS. NEAR RECORD HIGHS FRIDAY  
AND MONDAY WILL SEND MINIMUM HUMIDITIES TO NEAR 15 PERCENT, BUT WINDS  
SHOULD GENERALLY BE LIGHT TO MODEST MOST LOCATIONS SO NO CRITICAL  
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. THE ONLY EXCEPTION WILL BE  
ISOLATED PORTIONS OF THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS WHERE STRONGER WINDS  
FRIDAY AFTERNOON MAY OVERLAP A FEW HOURS OF NEAR CRITICAL MIN RHS.  
OTHERWISE, FAIR TO GOOD OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-241000-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
247 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 70  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/22000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....45 TO 50.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........25-45 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...30-50 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....72 TO 77 ABOVE 6000 FEET...75 TO 80 BELOW  
6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 16 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/67200 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
IN THE  
UPPER 60S BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
IN THE LOWER 70S  
BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
IN THE MID  
70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-241000-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
247 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 7 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/35700 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....41 TO 46.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 35 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/67500 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS AROUND 70. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-241000-  
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, AND MARATHON  
347 AM CST THU NOV 23 2017 /247 AM MST THU NOV 23 2017/  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN  
THE UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...15  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/57000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-5 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....42 TO 47 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45 TO 50  
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........35-55 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/73500 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN THE MID  
80S 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.    
SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN  
THE UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN THE  
MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-241000-  
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, KERMIT, ODESSA,  
MIDLAND, GARDEN CITY, MONAHANS, CRANE, MCCAMEY, RANKIN, BIG LAKE,  
FORT STOCKTON, DRYDEN, AND SANDERSON  
347 AM CST THU NOV 23 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/48000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......5100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 18 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/91800 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
CLICK HERE TO GO TO PREVIOUS BULLETINS.

The Nexlab TX Page
The Nexlab NM Page Main Text Page