Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1218 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 06Z aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail areawide through the forecast period.
Light easterly winds tonight will veer to the southeast after 12Z,
with speeds expected to remain under 12KT.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 213 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Upper trough over the Central Plains will be swinging east as upper
ridge builds in from the west.  The next upper trough will move
ashore the CA coast Sunday and weaken as it moves east but a
secondary trough will move in behind it and cross the plains
Wednesday.  Late next week a deep trough digs across the 4 Corners
region and moves across the area Saturday and early Sunday.

Have post frontal conditions today... much cooler temperatures than
experienced the previous week.  As of midday low clouds covered most
of the area but were beginning to break up.  As the surface ridge
slides east and a new leeside trough develops Sunday the wind will
slowly to come back around to the south.  Temperatures will be mild
again Sunday but begin to increase.  By Tuesday highs in the 90s
will be widespread with unseasonably warm temperatures continuing
through Friday.  The next front Saturday knocks readings back to
near normal.

The forecast will continue to be dry for the coming week.  However
long range models do skirt the area with some light precip next
weekend with the approach of the strong upper trough... will have to
monitor its development.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     72  51  88  63 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       75  49  93  59 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         78  55  87  60 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  75  55  93  63 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 70  55  84  58 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          72  49  88  59 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          73  44  86  46 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           73  52  88  63 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         72  53  89  62 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           75  51  94  61 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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