699  
FNUS54 KMAF 080845  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
245 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LOW FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS CONTINUE DESPITE A WARMING AND DRYING  
TREND THROUGH MONDAY. HIGHS WILL BE A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL,  
BUT HUMIDITY WILL REMAIN ABOVE 20 PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON WITH VERY  
GOOD TO EXCELLENT OVERNIGHT RECOVERY. ERC VALUES REMAIN IN THE 0-  
24TH PERCENTILE. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY IN  
THE NORTHEAST PERMIAN BASIN, CAPABLE OF GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS.  
OTHERWISE, WINDS SHOULD REMAIN LIGHT AND MAINLY OUT OF THE SOUTH  
UNTIL BREEZY AND COOLER CONDITIONS RETURN TUESDAY.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER  
MATRIX PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ116-090100-  
SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
145 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 62 (+4) 31 (-9) 61  
RH % (24H TREND) 27 (-27) 79 (-14) 34  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) W 9 W 9 SW 6  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 13 W 8 S 12  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 40 25 28  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 4060 2250  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 18 SW 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 73080 36000  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 25 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
COLDER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ117-090100-  
CHAVES PLAINS-  
145 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 64 (+7) 31 (-11) 59  
RH % (24H TREND) 33 (-32) 77 (-22) 36  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) NW 6 N 6 N 5  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 9 N 6 S 8  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 5  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 29 29 31  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3930 1610  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 12 SW 11  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 47160 17710  
VENT CATEGORY FAIR POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ118-090100-  
EDDY PLAINS-  
145 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 67 (+8) 38 (-9) 62  
RH % (24H TREND) 33 (-36) 78 (-19) 43  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 7 W 7 N 6  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 11 NW 7 SE 8  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 5  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 38 30 30  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 4190 1410  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 16 W 10  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 67040 14100  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ119-090100-  
LEA-  
145 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 67 (+8) 36 (-12) 61  
RH % (24H TREND) 37 (-35) 83 (-17) 51  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) W 8 NW 5 NE 6  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 11 N 5 SE 9  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 38 32 31  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3870 1080  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 15 S 12  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 58050 12960  
VENT CATEGORY FAIR POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHWEST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ270-271-090100-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
245 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022 /145 AM MST THU DEC 8 2022/  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 61 (+6) 41 (-4) 60  
RH % (24H TREND) 45 (-27) 81 (-12) 56  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) W 15 W 11 SE 11  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 18 SW 10 SW 13  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 3 4  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 31 25 30  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 2830 1950  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 22 SW 15  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 62260 29250  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
WINDY. PARTLY CLOUDY. COLDER. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.  
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 30 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
BREEZY. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ272-273-275>282-090100-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY-  
CHINATI MOUNTAINS-MARFA PLATEAU-DAVIS MOUNTAINS-  
DAVIS MOUNTAINS FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL BREWSTER COUNTY-CHISOS BASIN-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-LOWER BREWSTER COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VAN HORN, MARFA, FORT DAVIS, ALPINE,  
BIG BEND NP, PANTHER JUNCTION, MARATHON, CHISOS BASIN, PRESIDIO,  
LAJITAS, AND CASTOLON  
245 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 75 (+5) 45 (-7) 74  
RH % (24H TREND) 42 (-13) 100 (+3) 45  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) NW 6 NE 7 E 7  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 8 NE 7 S 10  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 2 4  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 25 23 31  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3560 2740  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 12 S 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 42720 43840  
VENT CATEGORY FAIR FAIR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. COOLER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-082-274-090100-  
GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-LOVING-  
WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-PECOS-  
TERRELL-REEVES COUNTY PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SEMINOLE, LAMESA, GAIL, SNYDER, ANDREWS,  
STANTON, BIG SPRING, COLORADO CITY, MENTONE, KERMIT, ODESSA,  
MIDLAND, GARDEN CITY, MONAHANS, CRANE, MCCAMEY, RANKIN, BIG LAKE,  
FORT STOCKTON, DRYDEN, SANDERSON, AND PECOS  
245 AM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 72 (+2) 47 (-8) 69  
RH % (24H TREND) 41 (-24) 99 (-1) 59  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) W 6 LGT/VAR E 6  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 8 LGT/VAR SE 9  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 4  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 31 28 33  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3670 1750  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 12 S 14  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 44040 24500  
VENT CATEGORY FAIR POOR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. COOLER. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST  
WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
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