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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
153 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE LOW THIS WEEK AS A COLD FRONT  
BRINGS COOLER TEMPERATURES TO WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
AS WELL AS A GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN TONIGHT THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY.  
MIN RH/S WILL GENERALLY REMAIN AT OR ABOVE 15 PERCENT WITH FAIR  
TO GOOD RECOVERY.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-231645-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
153 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2019 /1253 PM MDT MON JUL 22 2019/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...57 TO 62  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....70 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE  
UPPER 70S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 17 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/103000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...57 TO 62  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE MID  
80S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 9 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/70700 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY 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 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER  
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...86 TO 91 BELOW  
6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-231645-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
1253 PM MDT MON JUL 22 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....82 TO 87.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 17 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/111400 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 18 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/118900 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-231645-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-  
153 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2019 /1253 PM MDT MON JUL 22 2019/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN  
THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-75  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...EAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....77 TO 82 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER  
90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 25 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE  
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN  
THE LOWER 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...55-75  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................2.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN  
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9800 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 14 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/113500 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN  
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
IN THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH  
ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN  
THE UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH  
ABOVE 5000 FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-231645-  
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, MENTONE, KERMIT, ODESSA,  
MIDLAND, GARDEN CITY, MONAHANS, CRANE, MCCAMEY, RANKIN, BIG LAKE,  
FORT STOCKTON, DRYDEN, AND SANDERSON  
153 PM CDT MON JUL 22 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....65 TO 70.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 24 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....EXCELLENT/150000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND  
5 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 90.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 11 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/91100 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
THURSDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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