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FNUS54 KMAF 240841  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
341 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
HOT AND MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AREAWIDE TODAY. THE ONLY  
EXCEPTION WILL BE OVER PORTIONS OF THE STOCKTON PLATEAU, AND DAVIS/  
GLASS MOUNTAINS, AND PERMIAN BASIN WHERE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS COULD  
PRODUCE STRONG WINDS AND LIGHTNING STRIKES, IF NOT HAIL. MINIMUM  
RHS WILL DROP TO 5-15% ALONG AND WEST OF A SEMINOLE TO BIG BEND  
LINE, WITH NEAR CRITICAL CONDITIONS POSSIBLE FROM THE GUADALUPE  
MOUNTAINS TO THE UPPER TRANS PECOS, AND SOUTH INTO THE VAN HORN  
AREA AND DAVIS MOUNTAINS WHERE WEST WINDS OF 15-20 MPH WILL OCCUR  
FOR SEVERAL HOURS THIS AFTERNOON. RECOVERY WILL BE POOR WEST AND  
GOOD EAST TONIGHT. TEMPERATURES MAY NOT BE QUITE AS HOT MONDAY AS  
AN OUTFLOW/FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-250845-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
241 AM MDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S ABOVE 6000 FEET...95 TO 100  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........10 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...64 TO 69  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...45-65 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......38 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...87 TO 92  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 26 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/93000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER  
90S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...SOUTH  
10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT.    
WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
IN THE  
LOWER 90S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER  
90S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-250845-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
241 AM MDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....100 TO 105.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........5-10 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......17900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 23 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....91 TO 96.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......14400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 30 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/123300 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
TUESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
THURSDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-250845-  
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  
341 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018 /241 AM MDT SUN JUN 24 2018/  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 90S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND  
110 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........10-15 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...15-20  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......18000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (15-25 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
UPPER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...101  
TO 106 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......16100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/146700 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
AROUND 100 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 90 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
AROUND 102 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 90 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
AROUND 103 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-250845-  
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  
341 AM CDT SUN JUN 24 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (15-25 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 104.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......18500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 28 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (15-25 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
MONDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......15200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 32 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
TUESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
THURSDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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