Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 021705

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1205 PM CDT WED SEP 2 2015

18Z TAF issuance.

No major aviation concerns for the next 24 hours, VFR conditions
expected to prevail at all TAF sites. Gusty SE winds once again
through the afternoon then speeds diminish this evening.


PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 318 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015/

Upper ridge centered over W TX/SE NM this morning extends from AZ to
the East Coast.  An upper trough moving onto the NW Coast will move
east but be unable to dislodge the ridge.  Thus expect little change
in the ongoing pattern over the coming week with warm and dry wx.

Have some lingering cloud cover over the western counties this
morning as Pacific moisture is pulled around the west side of the
ridge.  At the surface southerly flow will continue with dewpts
mainly in the 50s.

With persistent upper ridge over the area see no fronts in the
coming week... so above normal temps will continue in the mid to
upper 90s. Have warmed high temps today closer to persistence.
With days getting shorter and slightly drier air lows are once
again consistently making it down into the 60s for most of the
region... with 50s at MRF.

Only had one or two small showers with one storm yesterday near
Valentine.  May see a few afternoon/evening storms just barely into
the area from the Guadalupes southward to the Rio Grande.  Could see
some again Thursday afternoon similar location.  A low chance of
storms will continue through the extended forecast mainly for the
higher elevations.





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