Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 161011
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
411 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...

The latest Aviation Discussion is included below.

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.AVIATION...

IFR, if not VILFR, visibility in fog may affect KCNM and KHOB thru
16/15Z, with perhaps MVFR at KINK and KMAF.  Westerly surface
winds and heating will likely help dissipate the fog by 16/16Z, or
shortly thereafter.  Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail
areawide through tonight.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 202 AM CST Mon Jan 16 2017/

The upper low that brought thunderstorms to the area yesterday has
lifted into the Plains this morning. Low level moisture remains in
place however and is combining with light winds to produce fog,
some dense, across northern parts of the region. Fog will begin
to mix out later this morning as the sun works on it and westerly
winds pick up. Look for mostly sunny skies by afternoon across
most of the area with highs climbing back to near normal. An upper
trough will lag back to our west behind the main system over the
Plains. This will bring another chance for showers Tuesday along
with cooler temperatures behind a cold front. The upper trough
really doesn`t leave the area until it gets kicked out by another
system Thursday. After Tuesday much of the precipitation
associated with this trough will remain east of our area. High
temperatures will slowly moderate back above normal by late week.

As we head into the weekend, models indicate an intense upper jet
will streak across the western U.S. and into our area. This system
looks to bring strong winds for possibly a lengthy period of time,
but models disagree on timing. We could also see another chance
of rain across portions of the area. Once the system moves by,
temperatures will cool and drier air will filter in.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     61  35  50  38 /   0   0  20  30
Carlsbad                       60  36  48  36 /   0  10  20  20
Dryden                         70  46  54  43 /   0   0  30  30
Fort Stockton                  65  38  50  38 /   0   0  20  30
Guadalupe Pass                 51  34  42  35 /   0   0  20  20
Hobbs                          57  32  47  35 /   0   0  20  20
Marfa                          59  32  49  32 /   0   0  20  20
Midland Intl Airport           61  35  50  38 /   0   0  20  30
Odessa                         61  36  49  38 /   0   0  20  30
Wink                           61  35  50  36 /   0   0  20  20

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