Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 051121
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
521 AM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

.AVIATION...
12Z TAF issuance.

No major aviation concerns for the next 24 hours, VFR conditions
expected at all terminals. Fairly light southerly winds this morning
will shift to the NW early/mid afternoon as a cold front moves
through the region. Wind speeds 12-15mph sustained with higher gusts
can be expected through the remainder of the afternoon then diminish
by late evening.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 313 AM CST FRI FEB 5 2016/

DISCUSSION...
A strong shortwave trough diving across SE NM/W TX this afternoon
will push a weak front through the area later today.  After that the
region will stay on the eastern edge of a West Coast ridge through
the weekend as a long wave trough moves down across the Central
Plains.  The ridge will slowly shift east through the middle of
next week providing mild wx for the area.

Have a dry airmass in place this morning with dewpts mainly in the
teens that will result in a chilly start to the morning but should
warm quickly. Will start the day with a mainly south wind that will
shift around to the north and become brisk during the afternoon as a
front spreads across SE NM and the western CWA. However any cool
down will be brief as a surface low over the Panhandle brings the
wind back around to the S/SW on Saturday.  So expect another chilly
morning Saturday with near normal temps by afternoon under abundant
sunshine.  Temps will bounce around for a few days before warming
into the 70s later in the week as the upper ridge moves in.

Overall expect mostly sunny/clear skies the next few days.
The forecast will remain dry with no mention of precip through next
week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     53  26  57  32 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       52  22  61  29 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         60  31  63  33 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  57  28  61  35 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 47  24  52  35 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          50  22  56  29 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          55  17  57  19 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           54  25  58  30 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         52  25  59  33 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           55  24  61  27 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$

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