Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 292321

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
621 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016


See 00z aviation discussion below.



VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours. Winds will
decrease in strength over the next few hours and generally weaken
to below 12 kts during the overnight period. Winds will become
elevated out of the southwest Saturday afternoon.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 306 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016/

As an upper low across NM is lifting newd into SE Colorado with the
assocd Pacific front having moved e of the area leaving very windy
and dry conditions in its wake. NPW remains in effect with no
changes from previous issuance. Winds will subside pretty quickly
early this evening with a loose MSLP gradient overnight. A cooler
start is expected Sat AM, but still warming to around or just
below normal. Meanwhile a cold front will be dropping south
through the plains early Sun AM arriving into nrn CWFA around 12Z
Sun as another upper low to the west quickly fills and lifts thru
nrn NM. This will set-up an overrunning regime in the lower levels
resulting in increased clouds and light precip Sun AM, mostly
north of I-20 where temps may actually slowly fall thru the day as
NE winds increase. By late Sun night/early Mon AM a mid level
speed max atop the low level overrunning will be sufficient for
precip to develop. Most precip will likely be stratiform, but will
mention possibility of an isold embedded storms per lapse rates.
Light precip will attempt to develop wwd into Mon AM, but not
expected to make it thru the mtns. High temps Mon AM will be well
below normal under cloudy skies. Temps will still be well below
normal Tue, even s/w of the Pecos River. Mid level flow amplifies
Wed/Thur with ridging accompanied by a noticeable warm-up Wed-

Critical fire wx conditions across the wrn half of the CWFA will
subside this evening probably before the scheduled expiration of
03Z. For the next few hrs min RHS around 10% and 20ft west winds
of 20-30 mph and gusty are expected. We have opted to cancel the
Fire Weather Watch for Saturday as winds in the 5kft-10kft layer
are not indicative of widespread concerns, despite min RHs near 10
pct and warmer temps than today. A pattern change on Sun/Mon will
bring much cooler conditions with higher RHs to the mtns.


Big Spring                     49  81  52  66 /  10   0  10  40
Carlsbad                       49  82  49  62 /   0  10  10   0
Dryden                         60  92  63  85 /  10   0  10  30
Fort Stockton                  55  87  56  77 /   0   0  10  20
Guadalupe Pass                 46  76  46  58 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          44  78  45  58 /   0   0  10  30
Marfa                          39  78  39  76 /   0  10   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           52  84  54  70 /  10   0  10  40
Odessa                         53  84  53  70 /   0   0  10  30
Wink                           51  88  54  70 /   0   0  10  20


.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...Wind Advisory until 6 PM MDT this evening for Central Lea County-
     Eddy County Plains-Northern Lea County-Southern Lea County.

     High Wind Warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
     Mountains of Eddy County.

     Red Flag Warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
     Mountains-Southeast Plains.

TX...Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ this evening for Andrews-
     Borden-Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Dawson-Ector-
     Gaines-Glasscock-Howard-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Martin-Midland-
     Mitchell-Pecos-Reagan-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
     Scurry-Upton-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.

     High Wind Warning until 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ this evening for
     Guadalupe Mountains.

     Red Flag Warning until 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ this evening for
     Andrews-Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Ector-Gaines-
     Guadalupe Mountains-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Pecos-Reeves
     County and Upper Trans Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54



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