Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 180521
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1221 AM CDT MON JUL 18 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 06Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions and southeast winds will prevail through the
forecast period.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 201 PM CDT SUN JUL 17 2016/

DISCUSSION...

Deep easterly flow aloft has taken control over the region, and will
persist this week as the Subtropical Ridge center edges slightly
farther north over the southern U.S. Plains.  This flow regime will
shunt the low level thermal ridge and mid level thetae axis
westward, which portends little chance of rain and not quite as hot
temperatures.  A subtle mid level feature or two may still impinge
upon the region during the next 7 days, but any resulting rain
chances will likely be slight, and over the higher terrain since a
low level focus will be hard to come by over the plains.  Look
for high and low temperatures a few degrees above normal through
midweek with most instances of 100 degrees or slightly higher
relegated to the Trans Pecos and Rio Grande.  Thereafter, the
upper ridge will strengthen and expand somewhat which will likely
lead to more locations rising to 100 degrees.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     95  73  94  74 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       99  72  97  71 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                        100  76  98  76 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  98  73  96  73 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 94  71  90  69 /  20  20   0  10
Hobbs                          95  70  95  70 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          92  61  90  62 /  10   0  10   0
Midland Intl Airport           98  74  97  74 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         98  75  96  75 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                          100  74  98  74 /   0   0   0   0

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