Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
616 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017

.UPDATE...
For expiration of warning/advisories.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Went ahead and let most of the wind warnings and advisories fall
away at 12z. Still have windy conditions down south and these will
continue until 18z.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 522 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/

AVIATION...
12Z TAF issuance.

Gusty W/NW winds expected through morning, then diminish through
the afternoon. Sustained speeds aob 10kt expected after sunset.
Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail at all terminals.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 334 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Upper trough passing over East TX this morning will continue to move
away from the region through the day.  As it does an upper ridge
will build in from the west.  The next upper trough will start to
move ashore the West Coast early Monday reaching the 4 corners
region Tuesday with a low developing over the Central plains.  By
early Wednesday this trough will extend from the Great Lakes
southwest to NM and pass over TX during the day.  A secondary lobe
of the trough will dig back to the southwest through the end of the
week.

Very windy conditions continue into the early morning. The deep
surface low that has kept the wind up is moving east away from the
region this morning but still has tight pressure gradient behind
it... this should relax through the day.  The bowl in the Guadalupe
Mtns and Mount Locke in the Davis Mtns are still hitting high wind
criteria and some of the plains still at advisory levels...
therefore will let current warnings/advisories run through 12z. Have
cut back on the warnings and advisories in effect down south after
12z leaving the Davis Mtns in warning and surround areas in
advisories until 18z.  This wind event should be coming to an end
with a little break Monday... Tuesday could be windy again but not
as strong as past few days.

Temperatures in the 60s today warm into the 70s Monday with 80s on
the Rio Grande.  A Pacific front moves through Tuesday with highs
down into the 50s Wednesday through the weekend.

Have a dry forecast with no precipitation expected through next
Sunday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     62  37  74  43 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       63  36  73  43 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         69  42  76  46 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  63  45  80  48 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 50  38  65  38 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          60  34  71  40 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          55  27  72  33 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           62  38  75  43 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         62  39  75  43 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           63  35  76  42 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...Wind Advisory until noon CST /11 AM MST/ today for Big Bend Area-
     Marfa Plateau-Pecos-Terrell-Van Horn and Highway 54
     Corridor.

     High Wind Warning until noon CST today for Davis/Apache
     Mountains Area.

&&

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