Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 242310
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
610 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.DISCUSSION...
See aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will prevail, with only a few gusts from the SE
near 20kts at FST, INK, HOB til 02Z.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 243 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016/

DISCUSSION...As of 2:30 PM CDT...yet another hot aftn with MAF at
98 degrees as of 2 pm. Radar is indc a couple of weak cells in the
Davis and Guadalupe Mtns.

Water Vapor Imagery continues to show the upper ridge centered
over Northern New Mexico slowly edging west. The flow aloft has
turned more northeast per KMAF VAD Wind Profile.

The upper ridge will continue to slowly retrograde west. An
inverted trof over the Gulf of Mexico and southeast US will move
west thru southern Texas on Tue/Wed under the ridge. As heights
and H85 temps lower temps will be a little cooler...to near if not
a couple of degrees below normal. As the inverted trof moves thru
southern TX...and with the mid/upper flow turning northerly
possibly bringing a weak front south there will be an increasing
chance of thunderstorms both Tuesday and Wednesday. Thunderstorm
chances will continue Thursday and Friday as weak impulses move
south into the CWA in the north to northeast flow aloft.

As the ridge builds east next weekend the Plains should be dry as
the flow aloft becomes more easterly. The chance of any convection
will be confined to the higher terrain in the upslope flow and
intense heating. With drier conditions temperatures should edge
back to above normal to close out July.

Strobin

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     78  99  75  92 /   0  10  20  30
Carlsbad                       74 100  74  97 /  10  10  20  20
Dryden                         79 101  78  96 /   0  10  10  30
Fort Stockton                  75  97  73  94 /   0   0  10  30
Guadalupe Pass                 72  92  70  88 /  10  10  10  20
Hobbs                          71  96  71  92 /   0   0  20  20
Marfa                          67  93  67  88 /  10  10  10  30
Midland Intl Airport           77  99  75  94 /   0   0  10  30
Odessa                         78  98  75  93 /   0   0  10  30
Wink                           78 100  75  96 /   0   0  10  20

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