Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1135 PM CDT Mon Mar 23 2015


.AVIATION...
06Z TAF issuance...
No aviation concerns for the next 24 hour, VFR conditions will
prevail at all terminals. Otherwise...light SW winds will briefly
veer to the NW Tuesday morning then return southerly by the evening.

&&

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 146 PM CDT Mon Mar 23 2015/

DISCUSSION...
Will have a flat ridge over the area the next several days bringing
mild wx to the region with mostly sunny days and clear nights
through midweek.  This will give way to a mid level trough swinging
down across the Rockies as an upper ridge builds across the West
Coast.

Unrestricted sunshine and warm temperatures aloft pushing surface
temps into the 80s this afternoon.  These unusually warm readings
expected again Tuesday and Wednesday... could see readings into the
90s along the Rio Grande.  Lows in the 40s and 50s.  A cold front
late Wednesday/early Thursday will bring much cooler air to the
region.  Behind the front expect highs in the 50s and 60s Thursday
with lows in the 30s and 40s that night.  Front looks to be
accompanied by a tight pressure gradient so expect a windy fropa.
Still a ways out but this will create the potential for a high wind
event at GDP.  By the weekend readings warm back to around
normal.

Not much in the way of rain chances this week... may have some
around the edges of the area Wednesday night as a shortwave trough
swings down across NM.  Otherwise it looks dry this week.

FIRE WEATHER...
A Fire Danger Statement was issued for Southeast New Mexico this
afternoon. Warm... dry and breezy conditions will continue across
SE NM on Tuesday and Wednesday and could result in a continuation
of near critical fire wx conditions. Minimum rh of 15 percent or
less will be possible across SE NM... the upper Trans Pecos... and
Western Permian Basin each day. Weak 20ft winds look to be the
limiting factor on Tuesday but these may be stronger on Wednesday.

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...NONE.
TX...NONE.

&&

$$

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