889  
FNUS54 KMAF 201002  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
502 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE NORMAL TODAY THEN COOL TO NEAR NORMAL ON  
SATURDAY. RAIN AND STORM CHANCES WILL INCREASE TODAY AND WILL  
CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL  
GENERALLY BE ABOVE 25 PERCENT WITH WINDS BELOW 20 MPH. GOOD TO  
EXCELLENT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED TONIGHT.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-211015-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
502 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019 /402 AM MDT FRI SEP 20 2019/  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...83 TO 88  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9200 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 13 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/100100 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...60 TO 65  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE UPPER  
70S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....40 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/95000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE LOWER  
80S BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...  
WEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15  
PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 80 ABOVE 6000 FEET...82 TO 87 BELOW  
6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...AROUND  
80 BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...  
SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-211015-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
402 AM MDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....88 TO 93.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/137000 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....62 TO 67.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................3.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/113600 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS 84 TO 89. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-211015-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-  
502 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019 /402 AM MDT FRI SEP 20 2019/  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...98 TO  
103 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11300 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/62400 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...65-85  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN  
THE MID 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...30-40  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......11000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 13 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/70200 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 80 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER  
90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-211015-  
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  
502 AM CDT FRI SEP 20 2019  
   
TODAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 23 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/149100 KNOT-FT.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT WETTER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................4.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....50 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 27 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/92900 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 90. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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