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FNUS54 KEPZ 221259  
FWFEPZ  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR NEW MEXICO AND FAR WEST TEXAS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
MORE RAIN CHANCES BEFORE A DRYING AND WARMING TREND STARTS.  
TODAY, WE HAVE A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR RAIN IN AREAS WEST OF THE RIO  
GRANDE, BUT AN UPPER TROUGH BRINGS RAIN AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES  
AREA WIDE ON TUESDAY. HOWEVER, WE START DRYING UP ON WEDNESDAY.  
GENERALLY LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. MIN RH  
VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE 40S THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AND  
THEN DROP INTO THE 30S BY THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 

 
 
...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.  
 
NMZ110-222100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110  
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS/GILA NF/APACHE NF/GLZ-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....58-63.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....64-69.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....54-59 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....48-53 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................3.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7400 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......GOOD (72900 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....40-45.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....45-50.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....96-100 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....96-98 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 15 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................4.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....51-55.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....58-63.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....73-78 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....68-73 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 16 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......70 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6000 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......FAIR (45000 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. SOUTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ111-222100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111  
SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS/LAS CRUCES BLM/GLZ-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-72.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........48-52 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHWEST 10 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................2.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-3600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (14300 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-55.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 13 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................4.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-67.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 15 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......70 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-4000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (38800 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 70. EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ112-222100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112  
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY/BLM/GLZ-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........46-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 8 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-4200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (27900 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-54.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........93-97 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................4.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-64.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 14 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......70 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (35700 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. EAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ113-222100-  
NEW MEXICO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113  
CAPITAN AND SACRAMENTO MOUNTAINS/LINCOLN NF/LNZ-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....57-62.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....64-68.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....55-60 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....45-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 7 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5200 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 5 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (21400 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....AROUND 40.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....43-47.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....99-100 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....96-100 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 9 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................3.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....47-49.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....51-55.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........  
* ABOVE 7500 FT....82-87 PERCENT.  
* BELOW 7500 FT....76-81 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 14 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......80 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......1800-2500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (20200 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN  
THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ055-222100-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 055  
EL PASO COUNTY-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........46-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 7 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-4400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (37700 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-59.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........90-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................3.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-67.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........64-69 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 15 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (35000 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ056-222100-  
TEXAS FIRE WEATHER ZONE 056  
HUDSPETH COUNTY-  
659 AM MDT MON OCT 22 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-73.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTH 9 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2400-3600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (28200 KNOT-FT).  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-54.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........94-98 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 12 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-64.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.  
* 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
* 10000 FT MSL WINDS..SOUTHEAST 15 MPH.  
* CHC OF PRECIP.......60 PERCENT.  
* LAL.................5.  
* HAINES INDEX........2.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-3100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENT CATEGORY.......POOR (33600 KNOT-FT).  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S.  
WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.  
 

 
 
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