Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 090510
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1210 AM CDT Wed Apr 9 2014

.DISCUSSION...
See 06Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...
VFR conditions and light south winds through the period.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 237 PM CDT Tue Apr 8 2014/

Dry and warm westerly flow aloft regime will prevail through Saturday.
Much above normal temperatures are expected due to a surface lee
trough and low level thermal ridge developing in this flow. There
might be slight cooling Friday across northern sections if a cold
front can penetrate but temperatures are still expected to be well
above normal either way. The main forecast challenge this
forecast package is Saturday night through Sunday. A southern
stream system is expected to approach and pass by during this time
period. The GFS model is the odd man out at this time with a
slower and wetter solution (ECMWF, CMC AND NOGAPS are quicker and
drier). Will continue dry forecast for now and continue to monitor.
Cooler and dry weather expected behind this system early next week
with below normal temperatures.

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

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