067  
FNUS54 KMAF 202030  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
230 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
AFTER A COOL AND MOIST NIGHT, A WARMING AND DRYING TREND IS  
EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY  
ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND THE SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS WITH  
MIN RH/S DIPPING TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-211630-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
230 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020 /130 PM MST THU FEB 20 2020/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). PATCHY  
FREEZING FOG. AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........80-100 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...75-95  
PERCENT BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). PATCHY FREEZING  
FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE  
IN THE MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....43 TO 48.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........60-70 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/21600 KNOT-FT.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 30 TO 40 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....57 TO 62 ABOVE 6000 FEET...60 TO 65 BELOW  
6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...35-45 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000  
FEET...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000  
FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 35 TO 45 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......6100 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 19 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/73400 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY...SUNNY, WINDY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
57 TO  
62 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...WEST  
20 TO 30 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
57 TO  
62 BELOW 6000 FEET. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET
 
54 TO  
59 BELOW 6000 FEET. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-211630-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
130 PM MST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). PATCHY  
FREEZING FOG. AREAS OF FREEZING DRIZZLE.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 20S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT). AREAS OF  
FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........45-55 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 17 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/47500 KNOT-FT.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 30S.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/39000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY, BREEZY. HIGHS 63 TO 68. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS 57 TO 62. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-211630-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-  
230 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020 /130 PM MST THU FEB 20 2020/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG AND  
FREEZING FOG. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FREEZING  
DRIZZLE.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 40  
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........75-95 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...70  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). PATCHY FREEZING  
FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING. PATCHY FOG IN THE  
MORNING. AREAS OF DRIZZLE AND FREEZING  
DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 40S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...53 TO  
58 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........50-60 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...35-45  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 13 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....POOR/24800 KNOT-FT.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...60-80  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...67 TO  
72 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...25-35  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/49100 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 63 TO 68 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN THE  
MID 80S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH ABOVE  
5000 FEET...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN  
THE MID 70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS 58 TO 63 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
IN THE UPPER  
70S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-058>063-067>070-075-082-211630-  
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  
230 PM CST THU FEB 20 2020  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....29 TO 34.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........70-90 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). AREAS OF  
FREEZING DRIZZLE IN THE MORNING.  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 40S.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........40-50 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/44300 KNOT-FT.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 30S.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....61 TO 66.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 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........2 OR VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......4600 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 20 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....FAIR/40400 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
15 TO 20 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
MONDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
TUESDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS 62 TO 67. NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AT OR BELOW 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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