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FNUS54 KMAF 020829  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
229 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
TEMPERATURES WILL BE INCREASING OVER THE WEEKEND HELPING TO DRY  
SOIL AND FUEL MOISTURE THOUGH RECENT PRECIPITATION AND COOL  
WEATHER HAS CURRENT ERC VALUES LOW. ANY DRYING WILL NOT BE ENOUGH  
TO BE OF CONCERN FOR FIRE WEATHER PURPOSES. STRONG WINDS IN THE  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS WILL BE THE ONLY CONCERN AT ALL. OVERNIGHT  
RECOVERY WILL BE GOOD TO EXCELLENT.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER  
MATRIX PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ116-022230-  
SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
129 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 69 (+10) 33 (-9) 52  
RH % (24H TREND) 15 (-17) 70 (+19) 41  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 20 W 14 NE 8  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 26 W 8 SE 10  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 5 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 72 49 29  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3230 1700  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 41 S 12  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 132430 20400  
VENT CATEGORY VERY GOOD POOR  
RFTI 3 1 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NEAR CRIT ELEVATED NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN  
THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 40. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ117-022230-  
CHAVES PLAINS-  
129 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 73 (+17) 33 (-4) 54  
RH % (24H TREND) 18 (-21) 74 (-12) 33  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 9 W 8 NE 9  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 15 NE 8 SE 8  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 3  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 55 34 34  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3020 2480  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SW 20 SE 21  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 60400 52080  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 1 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY ELEVATED NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ118-022230-  
EDDY PLAINS-  
129 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 74 (+16) 38 (-3) 56  
RH % (24H TREND) 23 (-16) 75 (-5) 32  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) S 12 W 11 NE 10  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 21 NW 8 E 9  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 65 49 34  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3670 2620  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SW 29 E 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 106430 52400  
VENT CATEGORY VERY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 3 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NEAR CRIT NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ119-022230-  
LEA-  
129 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 73 (+16) 34 (-6) 56  
RH % (24H TREND) 23 (-16) 72 (-17) 30  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 13 W 10 E 15  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 21 NE 9 E 9  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 60 44 34  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3300 2340  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SW 28 E 23  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 92400 53820  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 4 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NEAR CRIT NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO  
15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS AROUND 60. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ270-271-022230-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
229 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2022 /129 AM MST FRI DEC 2 2022/  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 68 (+9) 40 (-7) 56  
RH % (24H TREND) 30 (-4) 73 (+22) 40  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 30 W 21 E 16  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) W 38 SW 10 E 16  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 64 47 31  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3440 1190  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 38 E 22  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 130720 26180  
VENT CATEGORY VERY GOOD POOR  
RFTI 3 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NEAR CRIT NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
BREEZY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS 10 TO  
25 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 20 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ272-273-275>282-022230-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-EASTERN CULBERSON COUNTY-  
CHINATI MOUNTAINS-MARFA PLATEAU-DAVIS MOUNTAINS-  
DAVIS MOUNTAINS FOOTHILLS-CENTRAL BREWSTER COUNTY-CHISOS BASIN-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-LOWER BREWSTER COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VAN HORN, MARFA, FORT DAVIS, ALPINE,  
BIG BEND NP, PANTHER JUNCTION, MARATHON, CHISOS BASIN, PRESIDIO,  
LAJITAS, AND CASTOLON  
229 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 79 (+14) 44 (-2) 72  
RH % (24H TREND) 21 (-14) 85 (+7) 37  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 10 W 8 NE 10  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 15 NE 8 E 14  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 2 3  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 51 33 28  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3540 2030  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) W 25 E 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 88500 40600  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 3 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NEAR CRIT NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
10 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS AROUND 70. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-082-274-022230-  
GAINES-DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-LOVING-  
WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-PECOS-  
TERRELL-REEVES COUNTY PLAINS-  
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, SANDERSON, AND PECOS  
229 AM CST FRI DEC 2 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT SAT  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 79 (+19) 38 (-5) 61  
RH % (24H TREND) 22 (-15) 97 (+2) 28  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) S 9 SW 7 NE 14  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SW 14 NE 8 NE 10  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 5 4 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 57 46 32  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 3100 2440  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SW 26 NE 24  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 80600 58560  
VENT CATEGORY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 2 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY ELEVATED NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
15 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER  
70S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTH WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.  
LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
AROUND 50. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
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