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FNUS54 KMAF 260823  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
323 AM CDT WED JUL 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK, BUT  
MINIMUM AFTERNOON RHS WILL STAY ABOVE 15% AS SOUTHEASTERLY LOW LEVEL  
WINDS PREVAIL. THERE WILL STILL BE A FEW THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE  
HIGHER TERRAIN, IF NOT THE ADJACENT SE NM PLAINS. RECOVERY WILL BE  
FAIR WEST, AND GOOD EAST EACH MORNING.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-270830-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
223 AM MDT WED JUL 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND 90  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 1300, THEN 3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/67000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER  
60S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...85 TO 90  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...25-35 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/55300 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER 80S BELOW  
6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER  
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER  
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...  
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-270830-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
223 AM MDT WED JUL 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300, THEN 3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 23 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/125900 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....92 TO 97.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 16 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/88100 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-270830-  
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  
323 AM CDT WED JUL 26 2017 /223 AM MDT WED JUL 26 2017/  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....86 TO 91 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 103  
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...20-30  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/118100 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...50-70  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND  
101 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/136100 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 103 ALONG THE  
RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE  
MOUNTAINS...AROUND 104 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE  
MOUNTAINS...AROUND 103 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-270830-  
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  
323 AM CDT WED JUL 26 2017  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST AROUND 10 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......12500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......13500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 23 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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