Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 231846
AFDMAF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
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.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 50  84  48  85  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              56  87  54  89  /   0   0   0  10
CARLSBAD NM                47  84  45  87  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  56  90  57  90  /   0   0   0  10
FORT STOCKTON TX           55  87  55  89  /   0   0   0  10
GUADALUPE PASS TX          51  76  51  76  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   47  81  45  84  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   38  79  36  80  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    52  85  50  87  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  53  84  51  86  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    48  88  46  89  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

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