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FNUS54 KEPZ 151238  
FWFEPZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
 
 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WE WILL SEE COLDER WEATHER OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS, WITH A  
CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION EACH DAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A STRONG  
COLD FRONT PLOWED ACROSS THE REGION THIS MORNING, USHERING IN MUCH  
COLDER AIR. WE WILL SEE A CHANCE FOR LIGHT RAIN AND LIGHT  
MOUNTAIN SNOWS (ABOVE 8,000 FEET) TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY, THEN AS  
TEMPERATURES RECOVER A LITTLE FOR THE END OF THE WEEK, WE WILL  
CONTINUE TO SEE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR RAIN. SURFACE WINDS TODAY AND  
FOR MUCH OF THE WEEK WILL BE FROM EAST BUT GRADUALLY SLOWING DOWN.  
WE WILL SEE STRONGER AND GUSTIER WINDS ON THE WEST SIDES OF AREA  
MOUNTAINS. MIN RH'S THIS WEEK WILL RUN ABOVE 40% FOR BOTH THE  
MOUNTAINS AND LOWLANDS.  
 

 
 
...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.  
 
NMZ110-152100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110  
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....38-42.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....47-52.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....78-83 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....60-65 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 14 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3800-4800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33900 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....30-32.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....33-38.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....94-99 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....90-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 25 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....35-40.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....42-47.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....76-81 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....65-70 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 26 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (36800 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ111-152100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111  
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 14 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (37800 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-40.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 24 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-49.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 25 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (41500 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN  
THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ112-152100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112  
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........51-56 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (18300 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........94-99 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 20 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........61-66 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 21 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (27100 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ113-152100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113  
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (95-100 PERCENT). PATCHY FREEZING FOG  
UNTIL 1200. SLIGHT CHANCE OF LIGHT FREEZING  
DRIZZLE UNTIL 1200. CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS  
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....32-36.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....35-40.  
* 24 HR TREND......23 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....77-82 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....62-67 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 10 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (13400 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....24-28.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....26-30.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....95-100 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....95-100 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 16 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....32-36.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....37-42.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....80-85 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....65-70 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 23 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-2600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (27500 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW  
SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 30. HIGHS AROUND 40. EAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ055-152100-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055  
EL PASO COUNTY-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-53.  
* 24 HR TREND......21 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........49-53 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......BREEZY. EAST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-2000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (26200 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-38.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 18 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-48.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-65 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 21 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-2400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (34000 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. HIGHS AROUND 50. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ056-152100-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056  
HUDSPETH COUNTY-  
638 AM MDT MON OCT 15 2018  
   
..WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
 
 
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
RAIN SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.  
* 24 HR TREND......28 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......25 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 17 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (26600 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-35.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........88-93 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 17 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....41-46.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........67-72 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 20 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-1900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (24800 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID  
40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
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