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FXUS64 KMAF 201113
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
513 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017

.AVIATION...
12Z TAF issuance.

West winds will increase through the morning and by afternoon
sustained speeds of 20-30kt can be expected at most terminals. Windy
conditions will persist through afternoon then diminish this
evening. Otherwise, VFR conditions expected through the TAF period.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 333 AM CST Fri Jan 20 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Will have an upper trough moving across the Rockies today while
another trough comes over the West Coast.  This second trough looks
stronger and will reach the area by Saturday developing a closed low
over the Panhandle.  After it moves east will get upper ridging
Sunday while the next in a line of troughs moves ashore.  Part of
this trough will cross the Rockies late Monday while the other
portion of it digs down the coast to Mexico Tuesday.  This trough
will move across the region Wednesday and Thursday.

Thursday was a windy day.  Looking really windy again today and even
windier on Saturday.  Wind will remain out of the west with a deep
surface low below 1000mb over SE CO today will drop into the
Panhandle Saturday.  A High Wind Warning remains in effect for the
Guadalupe and Davis Mtns through Saturday night with a Wind Advisory
in effect this afternoon for the adjacent plains.

Temperatures mild for this time of year and above normal with highs
today in the 60s with a few 70s south.  Saturday a few degrees
cooler with highs in the 50s and 60s.  Warmer Monday with 70s
returning.  Next cold front on Wednesday with highs in the 50s the
rest of the week.

Precip chances... could see a few showers tonight west with chances
increasing Saturday.  Could be some storms Saturday also.  Precip
chances drop after that.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     66  44  62  41 /   0  10  20  10
Carlsbad                       64  44  59  39 /  10  20  40  10
Dryden                         71  47  69  45 /   0  10  30  20
Fort Stockton                  67  45  65  44 /   0  10  30  10
Guadalupe Pass                 51  37  47  31 /  10  30  60  20
Hobbs                          60  41  57  37 /   0  10  30  10
Marfa                          60  33  58  29 /   0  20  50  20
Midland Intl Airport           65  44  61  41 /   0  10  20  10
Odessa                         64  43  60  41 /   0  10  20  10
Wink                           66  42  61  40 /   0  10  30  10

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...High Wind Warning until 5 AM MST Sunday for Guadalupe Mountains
     of Eddy County.

     Wind Advisory from 9 AM this morning to 7 PM MST this evening
     for Eddy County Plains.

TX...High Wind Warning until 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ Sunday for
     Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Guadalupe Mountains.

     Wind Advisory from 10 AM CST /9 AM MST/ this morning to 8 PM CST
     /7 PM MST/ this evening for Reeves County and Upper Trans
     Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor.

&&

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