810  
FNUS54 KMAF 150805  
FWFMAF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WEST TEXAS/SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
305 AM CDT MON AUG 15 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LOWEST HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR ACROSS PARTS OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO  
TODAY WITH 20-25 PERCENT, ELSEWHERE HUMIDITY WILL TREND UP TODAY AND  
MORESO THROUGH THE WEEK, INCLUDING SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. HEAVY RAIN  
POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE ACROSS THE TRANS PECOS STARTING LATE TODAY  
AND PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING WITH AN INCREASE CHANCE OF  
RAIN ACROSS THE PLAINS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS  
AND FREQUENT LIGHTNING WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY OF THESE STORMS.  
 

 
 
FOR POINT-SPECIFIC FORECASTS PLEASE SEE THE POINT FIRE WEATHER  
MATRIX PRODUCT ISSUED BY THE MIDLAND/ODESSA NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE OFFICE.  
 
NMZ116-152230-  
SACRAMENTO FOOTHILLS AND GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-  
205 AM MDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 20  
TEMP (24H TREND) 90 (+2) 59 (-6) 86  
RH % (24H TREND) 25 (0) 89 (+25) 30  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SW 7 SE 13 SE 8  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SE 12 S 9 SE 13  
LAL 2 1 2  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 17 20 26  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 11100 6440  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SE 13 E 19  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 144300 122360  
VENT CATEGORY VERY GOOD VERY GOOD  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ117-152230-  
CHAVES PLAINS-  
205 AM MDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 96 (+1) 65 (-5) 92  
RH % (24H TREND) 22 (0) 88 (+21) 26  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) S 8 SE 13 S 8  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SE 11 S 12 SE 9  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 12 13 22  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 12620 9020  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SE 14 SE 16  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 176680 144320  
VENT CATEGORY EXCELLENT VERY GOOD  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND  
5 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ118-152230-  
EDDY PLAINS-  
205 AM MDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 20  
TEMP (24H TREND) 95 (-1) 66 (-5) 90  
RH % (24H TREND) 26 (+3) 83 (+16) 34  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SE 9 SE 14 SE 8  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SE 12 S 10 SE 13  
LAL 1 1 2  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 24 23 28  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 11190 5180  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SE 14 SE 17  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 156660 88060  
VENT CATEGORY EXCELLENT GOOD  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NMZ119-152230-  
LEA-  
205 AM MDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 20  
TEMP (24H TREND) 93 (-2) 64 (-6) 89  
RH % (24H TREND) 24 (-1) 87 (+12) 27  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SE 8 SE 14 S 8  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SE 11 S 9 SE 11  
LAL 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 26 24 23  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 10640 4950  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SE 13 SE 12  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 138320 59400  
VENT CATEGORY VERY GOOD FAIR  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. SOUTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ270-271-152230-  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP AND PINE SPRINGS  
305 AM CDT MON AUG 15 2022 /205 AM MDT MON AUG 15 2022/  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE NONE TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 0 40  
TEMP (24H TREND) 88 (+1) 59 (-8) 78  
RH % (24H TREND) 31 (+2) 89 (+28) 52  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) E 11 E 19 E 16  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) E 18 E 15 E 19  
LAL 1 1 3  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 24 32 31  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8810 2900  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) E 18 E 23  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 158580 66700  
VENT CATEGORY EXCELLENT GOOD  
RFTI 2 1 0  
RFTI CATEGORY ELEVATED ELEVATED NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
15 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 15 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.   
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 60S. HIGHS AROUND 80. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ272-273-275>282-152230-  
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  
305 AM CDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 30 60 80  
TEMP (24H TREND) 90 (-4) 63 (-7) 83  
RH % (24H TREND) 31 (+5) 94 (+19) 51  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) NE 9 E 17 E 14  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) E 17 E 13 E 15  
LAL 3 4 4  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 29 33 27  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 6470 4370  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) E 24 E 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 155280 87400  
VENT CATEGORY EXCELLENT GOOD  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.  
 

 
 
TXZ045>048-050>053-059>063-067>070-075-082-274-152230-  
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  
305 AM CDT MON AUG 15 2022  
 
TODAY TONIGHT TUE  
 
CLOUD COVER PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE NONE TSTMS TSTMS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 0 10 30  
TEMP (24H TREND) 95 (-3) 68 (-4) 94  
RH % (24H TREND) 27 (+3) 87 (+11) 26  
WIND 20FT/EARLY(MPH) SE 8 SE 13 SE 9  
WIND 20FT/LATE(MPH) SE 13 SE 8 SE 11  
LAL 3 3 3  
HAINES INDEX 2 2 2  
WIND 10000 FT MSL 29 31 29  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8330 5620  
TRANSPORT WND (KTS) SE 22 SE 19  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 183260 106780  
VENT CATEGORY EXCELLENT VERY GOOD  
RFTI 0 0 0  
RFTI CATEGORY NIL NIL NIL  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS AROUND 90. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 50 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 70. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. MINIMUM  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A 20 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A 40 PERCENT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 70S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY ABOVE 15 PERCENT. EAST WINDS 10 TO  
15 MPH.  
 

 
 
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