Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 301128

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
528 AM CST MON NOV 30 2015

12Z TAF issuance.

The main aviation concern for the next 24 hours is low cigs/vis
affecting all terminals this morning. LIFR flight conditions have
been the rule overnight and is expected to persist for at least
another hour or two. Brief visibilities of near 1/4 mile will be
possible. Conditions will improve around mid morning as a cold front
shunts moisture to the east. Winds shift NE briefly behind the front
then remain fairly calm through the remainder of the TAF period.
Otherwise, VFR conditions expected beyond this morning.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 328 AM CST MON NOV 30 2015/

A strong upper low centered over WY this morning will wobble east
across the Central Plains today.  A secondary trough on the back
side of this low will drop down across NM and TX Tuesday and
Wednesday.  This will be followed by brief ridging aloft before
another trough swings over the West Coast Friday and begins to
impact the area Saturday and Sunday.

Low clouds cover most of the area this morning with fog developing
across the region.  Visibilities have been up and down... may see
some patchy dense fog.  The lowest visibilities have been across SE
NM and the Western Permian basin... if visibilities stay down will
update to issue a dense fog advisory.

The surface wind this morning is predominately southerly but will
come around to the W/NW as a Pacific front/surface trough moves
across.  This will push the low level moisture east with sunshine
returning from west to east.  After a couple cold days temps today
should climb back into the 50s and 60s.  Tuesday should have similar
temps but a weak cold front will move through Tuesday night.  Expect
it will be a few degrees cooler on Wednesday.  Below normal
temperatures will continue the rest of the week.

Little chance of rain through most of the week.  May see some
showers next weekend as upper trough approaches.





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