195  
FNUS54 KMAF 251927  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
227 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
MOISTURE WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MOST AREAS  
AND BY TOMORROW WELL DEVELOPED SOUTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED WITH A FEW  
SHOWERS ACROSS THE WEST. BY THURSDAY MUCH WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS  
WILL RETURN TO SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE TRANS PECOS, EVEN MORESO  
FRIDAY, WITH INCREASING FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-261630-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
127 PM MDT MON MAR 25 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 40S ABOVE 6000 FEET...43 TO 48  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...60-80 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......50 PERCENT WETTER.  
* LAL.................1.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ABOVE 6000 FEET...65 TO 70  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300, THEN 2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 21 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/122700 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SCATTERED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....46 TO 51.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....30 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID  
70S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
IN  
THE UPPER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE  
6000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
73 TO  
78 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST  
15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW  
15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY...SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
 
57 TO 62 BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE  
6000 FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-261630-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
127 PM MDT MON MAR 25 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....43 TO 48.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......33 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 25 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/143000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....48 TO 53.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 22 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS 79 TO 84. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
SUNNY, COOLER. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHEAST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-261630-  
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  
227 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019 /127 PM MDT MON MAR 25 2019/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER  
50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...75-95  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......39 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67 TO 72 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...79 TO 84  
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................1 UNTIL 1300, THEN 2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 24 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/116600 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER  
50S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................3 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...84 TO  
89 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 19 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/114600 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
88 TO 93 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 77 TO 82 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN THE MID  
90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...  
WEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR  
BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS 61 TO 66 ACROSS THE  
MOUNTAINS...76 TO 81 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO  
20 MPH ABOVE 5000 FEET...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-261630-  
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  
227 PM CDT MON MAR 25 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....47 TO 52.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS UNTIL LATE AFTERNOON.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 24 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. ISOLATED  
SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 50S.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 0100, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....74 TO 79.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/128800 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 80 TO 85. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. COOLER. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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