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FNUS54 KEPZ 081211  
FWFEPZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FAIR WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THEREFORE, THERE ARE  
NO SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDY  
CONDITIONS AND RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED NEXT WEEK. MIN RH  
WILL BE IN THE 30-50% LOWLANDS, AND ABOVE 40% MOUNTAINS THROUGH  
FRIDAY. THEN MIN RH DROPS INTO THE 20-30% LOWLANDS, AND 30-45%  
MOUNTAINS WITH GOOD OVERNIGHT RECOVERIES. VENT RATES WILL BE  
GENERALLY POOR WITH A FEW FAIR AREAS.  
 

 
 
...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.  
 
NMZ110-082200-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110  
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....42-47.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....50-55.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....38-43 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....39-44 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 17 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3700 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (37800 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....26-30.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....30-35.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....80-85 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....83-88 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....44-49.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....51-56.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....40-45 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....40-45 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1300-3000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (30300 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.  
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
COLDER. PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ111-082200-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111  
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-62.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4100 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (39500 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-37.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-62.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 21 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3400 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33400 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 60.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ112-082200-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112  
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-39 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 29 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3300 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33000 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........73-78 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........41-46 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......900 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2900 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (30200 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ113-082200-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113  
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....42-47.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....51-56.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....45-50 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....35-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..WEST 31 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-3400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (53400 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....26-31.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....30-35.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....79-84 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....72-77 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....45-50.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....53-58.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....51-56 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....43-48 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (41200 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
40S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ055-082200-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055  
EL PASO COUNTY-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-65.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........39-43 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3700 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (37100 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-44.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........72-77 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 22 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-66.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3400 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (35600 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ056-082200-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056  
HUDSPETH COUNTY-  
511 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) UNTIL 1100,  
THEN MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4300 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (47600 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........84-89 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
NORTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 24 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......900-2400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (24500 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
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