Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 151709
AFDMAF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1209 PM CDT Wed Oct 15 2014

.DISCUSSION...
See 18Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...
VFR and light south winds through the period.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 359 AM CDT Wed Oct 15 2014/

DISCUSSION...
An upper level ridge of high pressure will be the main weather
feature through tonight resulting in more clear skies and slightly
above normal temperatures this afternoon with cool temperatures
tonight. The upper flow is forecast to turn zonal on Thursday
resulting in a deeper surface trough along with low level thermal
ridging and much above normal temperatures with downslope flow.

A couple of upper level low pressure areas across the northern
states will consolidate and drop a cold front south into the forecast
area Friday. The front is forecast to gradually sink south and
west toward the mountains by Saturday with temperatures knocked
back to more normal values. No precipitation is expected these
periods as a weak upper level trough across northern Mexico
on Friday weakens and moves northeast of the region by Saturday.

A stronger southern stream system is forecast to track across
Mexico next Monday and Tuesday resulting in an increase chance of
thunderstorms across the mountains and the immediate adjacent
plains. The upper low will inhibit surface lee trough formation
and low level easterly flow should keep high temperatures below
normal.

Will continue a slight chance of thunderstorms mainly west of the
Pecos River next Wednesday as another upper level trough
approaches the region.

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

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