Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
630 PM CDT FRI JUN 17 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 00Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail the next 24 hours with winds expected
to remain under 12KT.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 217 PM CDT FRI JUN 17 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge centered near ELP today stretches northward up to the
Great Lakes region.  The ridge will grow Saturday with the center of
it drifting up to CO on Sunday as it becomes situated more west to
east.  Ridge wobbles around becoming centered over the Rockies again
by next weekend.

Unseasonably high temperatures will be the main story.  A Heat
Advisory remains in effect for much of the area this afternoon into
early evening.  This includes the Pecos and Rio Grande valleys and
portions of the Permian Basin.  Temperatures will be slow to cool
this evening from afternoon highs.  Expect a continuation of hot
temperatures for the region on Saturday but below advisory
criteria.  By Sunday into Monday more normal temperatures should
return.

There is a wide range in the amount of low level moisture with
dewpts ranging from the lower 20s in SE NM to the lower 70s over the
eastern Permian Basin.  Not surprising then temps at 19z were
already at or over 100 degrees for the west.

There is a little bit of CU this afternoon around and south of
MRF/E38 but not expecting it to develop into showers or storms. Very
little expected in the way of precip for the coming week.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     72 101  72  94 /   0   0  20  10
Carlsbad                       66 107  68  99 /   0   0  10  10
Dryden                         76 104  76  97 /   0   0  10  20
Fort Stockton                  73 103  73  95 /   0   0   0  20
Guadalupe Pass                 72  99  72  92 /   0   0   0  10
Hobbs                          67 102  68  95 /   0   0  10  10
Marfa                          60  96  62  89 /   0   0  10  20
Midland Intl Airport           75 103  74  96 /   0   0  10  10
Odessa                         76 102  74  95 /   0   0  10  10
Wink                           71 105  73  98 /   0   0  10  10

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.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...Heat Advisory until 8 PM MDT this evening for Eddy County Plains-
     Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-Southern Lea County.

TX...Heat Advisory until 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ this evening for Big
     Bend Area-Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Ector-Guadalupe
     Mountains-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Midland-Pecos-Presidio
     Valley-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Van Horn and
     Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.

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