Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 302112
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
412 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Bottom line up top...

* Flash Flood Watch extended until 6 am MDT/7 am CDT Wednesday
  morning.
* Impacted areas will include the upper Trans Pecos of west Texas
  and much of southeastern New Mexico, where 1 to 2 inch per hour
  rainfall over saturated ground will lead to flash flooding.
* Unsettled conditions continue through the work week, but drier
  and warmer this weekend.

A persistent band of convection extends from Reeves County TX
north across eastern Lea and western Eddy counties in New Mexico.
Additional low-topped convection is noted over the Guadalupes and
southern Sacramentos. As was the case yesterday, the air mass
remains moist with precipitable water values between 1.5" and
1.75", well above the 90th percentile climatologically. Moist
easterly inflow and upslope will keep the best rain chances over
southeastern New Mexico tonight and Wednesday. Tall skinny CAPE
sounding profiles and a deep (2.5 - 3.0km) warm layer suggests
efficient heavy rain producing storms.

Elsewhere more scattered activity is expected overnight into
Wednesday as some drying is noted aloft, thinning out convection
some. The same ingredients for flash flooding that is over
southeastern New Mexico is present over a large portion of west
Texas, thus convection will have the potential for very heavy
rain, with flash flooding likely across areas which received heavy
rains since Sunday.

After Wednesday, rain chances begin to wane as drying begins to
overtake the rich air mass. However, the potential is there for
flash flooding rains, just not as much coverage as we`ve seen
these past few days. With that temperatures warm up as well. Highs
will stay in the 80s to near 90 through Thursday, but warm into
the 85 to 95 degree range for Friday through Sunday. Lows will
generally be in the 60s to near 70.  Drying continues early next
week with highs staying in the 85 to 95 degree range and lows in
the 60s.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     69  86  70  85 /  40  30  30  40
Carlsbad                       66  78  67  83 /  70  60  40  50
Dryden                         71  90  73  92 /  40  20  20  30
Fort Stockton                  67  84  67  85 /  50  30  30  30
Guadalupe Pass                 59  73  60  75 /  50  50  40  40
Hobbs                          64  77  65  79 /  70  50  40  50
Marfa                          61  77  60  79 /  30  40  20  30
Midland Intl Airport           68  85  69  85 /  40  30  30  40
Odessa                         67  84  69  84 /  40  30  30  40
Wink                           69  84  69  86 /  60  40  30  40

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...Flash Flood Watch through late tonight for Central Lea County-
     Eddy County Plains-Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County-
     Northern Lea County-Southern Lea County.

TX...Flash Flood Watch through Wednesday morning for Andrews-Big Bend
     Area-Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Dawson-Ector-Gaines-
     Guadalupe Mountains-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Martin-Midland-
     Pecos-Presidio Valley-Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-
     Terrell-Upton-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.

&&

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