Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 260819
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
319 AM CDT Thu Mar 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A cold front has pushed south through the region fairly quickly
tonight with gusty north winds persisting areawide. Although winds
are fairly strong, most locations are below Wind Advisory
criteria and we don`t expect winds to come back up. As a result,
went ahead and cancelled the Wind Advisory. High winds through
Guadalupe Pass will continue through mid morning and a High Wind
Warning remains for this location. Winds will diminish through the
morning hours as the surface pressure gradient relaxes and a
surface ridge settles into the area. High temperatures will be
about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday with readings in the 60s
most places.

Dry NW flow aloft will develop today as an upper trough moves east
of the region. At the surface, lee troughing will develop by Friday
resulting in the return of downsloping SW winds at the surface. This
will allow temperatures to rebound to the 70s and 80s Friday and
Saturday. Upper ridging and warmer 850mb temps will shift eastward
Sunday and highs will warm to the upper 80s and low 90s across the
region. The warm/dry pattern looks to be interrupted early next week
with the passage of a weak cold front that will knock temps back
into the 70s and low 80s for Monday. As of now, not expecting any
precip with the initial arrival of the cold front however an
eastward moving upper disturbance may provide some support for
thunderstorm development Monday night and Tuesday. Still quite a bit
of disagreement amongst the forecast models regarding the exact
strength and track of this system so slight chance PoPs look good
for now.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 64  41  79  47  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              66  43  81  49  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                65  38  81  47  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  69  44  79  48  /  10   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           62  43  80  51  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          58  43  73  51  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   63  39  78  45  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   61  31  73  37  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    64  41  79  47  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  64  43  79  49  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    65  38  81  45  /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...NONE.
TX...HIGH WIND WARNING until 9 AM MDT this morning FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES... Guadalupe Mountains.


&&

$$

10/27

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