Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 021141

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
641 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015


Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.



VFR conditions will prevail through the forecast period. A
scattered to broken MVFR stratus deck is slowly advecting NW
through the Rio Grande Valley and into the far lower Pecos River
Valley, though currently do not expect it to reach KMAF or KFST.
Southeast winds will continue through the next 24 hours, with
gusts up to 15-20kt this afternoon, which will diminish after


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 318 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015/

Upper ridge centered over W TX/SE NM this morning extends from AZ to
the East Coast.  An upper trough moving onto the NW Coast will move
east but be unable to dislodge the ridge.  Thus expect little change
in the ongoing pattern over the coming week with warm and dry wx.

Have some lingering cloud cover over the western counties this
morning as Pacific moisture is pulled around the west side of the
ridge.  At the surface southerly flow will continue with dewpts
mainly in the 50s.

With persistent upper ridge over the area see no fronts in the
coming week... so above normal temps will continue in the mid to
upper 90s. Have warmed high temps today closer to persistence.
With days getting shorter and slightly drier air lows are once
again consistently making it down into the 60s for most of the
region... with 50s at MRF.

Only had one or two small showers with one storm yesterday near
Valentine.  May see a few afternoon/evening storms just barely into
the area from the Guadalupes southward to the Rio Grande.  Could see
some again Thursday afternoon similar location.  A low chance of
storms will continue through the extended forecast mainly for the
higher elevations.





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