877  
FNUS54 KMAF 231847  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
147 PM CDT TUE JUL 23 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS WILL BE LOW THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK  
IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED  
TO BE AT OR BELOW NORMAL AND MIN RH/S WILL GENERALLY REMAIN  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT. OVERNIGHT RECOVERY IS EXPECTED TO BE MAINLY  
FAIR. THE NEXT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION WILL BE THIS WEEKEND  
IN THE GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO PLAINS.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER MATRIX  
PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ114-TXZ258-241645-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
147 PM CDT TUE JUL 23 2019 /1247 PM MDT TUE JUL 23 2019/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 50S ABOVE 6000 FEET...58 TO 63  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........65-85 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...60-80 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH  
AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2200, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 70S ABOVE 6000 FEET...IN THE  
LOWER 80S BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........25-35 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 8 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/63600 KNOT-FT.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60 ABOVE 6000 FEET...61 TO 66 BELOW  
6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........45-65 PERCENT ABOVE 6000 FEET...40-60 PERCENT  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...86 TO 91  
BELOW 6000 FEET.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 11 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/86700 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...84 TO  
89 BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...  
SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...84 TO  
89 BELOW 6000 FEET. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH ABOVE 6000 FEET...  
SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH BELOW 6000 FEET. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY  
ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S ABOVE 6000 FEET...88 TO 93 BELOW  
6000 FEET. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE  
15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
NMZ115-241645-  
SOUTHEAST PLAINS-  
1247 PM MDT TUE JUL 23 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........60-80 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2200, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....10 PERCENT.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 80S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-30 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9500 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 16 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/100200 KNOT-FT.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9900 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 22 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/146600 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS AROUND 90. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.    
SATURDAY
 
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.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY WITH A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
TXZ057-074-079>081-241645-  
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-  
PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-  
147 PM CDT TUE JUL 23 2019 /1247 PM MDT TUE JUL 23 2019/  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE  
EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE UPPER 50S ACROSS THE  
MOUNTAINS...AROUND 70 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........55-75 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...45-65  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2200, THEN 1.  
* 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.....80 TO 85 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE UPPER  
90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......14 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10400 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 15 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/118500 KNOT-FT.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....57 TO 62 ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...AROUND 70  
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...40-60  
PERCENT ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH ABOVE 5000  
FEET...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH BELOW 5000 FEET.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...IN THE  
UPPER 90S ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......10000 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/98200 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY...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.    
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.    
SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS
 
 
AROUND 101 ALONG THE RIO GRANDE. SOUTH 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>070-075-082-241645-  
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  
147 PM CDT TUE JUL 23 2019  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (20-30 PERCENT). ISOLATED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE  
EVENING.  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........50-70 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................2 UNTIL 2200, THEN 1.  
* CHANCE OF PRECIP....20 PERCENT.  
* 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......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 15 TO 25 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 12 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....GOOD/96600 KNOT-FT.  
   
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT).  
* MIN TEMPERATURE.....IN THE MID 60S.  
* 24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MAX HUMIDITY........40-60 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
* SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
* MAX TEMPERATURE.....IN THE LOWER 90S.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
* MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.  
* 24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
* WIND 20FT...........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
* LAL.................1.  
* HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.  
* WIND 10000 FT MSL...EAST 20 TO 30 MPH.  
* MIXING HEIGHT.......9700 FT AGL.  
* TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 18 KNOTS.  
* VENTILATION CAT.....VERY GOOD/112000 KNOT-FT.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
 
   
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 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.    
SUNDAY
 
SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT.  
 

 
 
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