Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 121655
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1055 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016

.DISCUSSION...
See aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected the next 24 hours at the west Texas
and southeast New Mexico terminals. North winds of 5 to 10 mph
will become east by this evening and continue overnight. There
is the potential for MVFR ceilings to develop at some of the
terminals on or after 12z Saturday. Will monitor this potential
for the next TAF issuance.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 336 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016/

DISCUSSION...

See 12Z Aviation Discussion below.

AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail next 24 hours, in light northerly flow
veering to east under mostly clear skies.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 327 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2016/

DISCUSSION...

An upper trough remains over the eastern conus and an upper ridge
over the western conus putting the CWA under northwest flow aloft.
The upper pattern flattens out somewhat on Sunday as a shortwave
moves over the Upper Midwest allowing for a trough to develop over
the Southern Plains.  This upper trough will deepen and move over
the eastern conus during the early part of next week.  Upper ridging
will take shape over the CWA during the middle to late part of next
week.

A weak backdoor cold front will move into the area today but
temperatures are not expected to change much from yesterday. Low
level moisture will increase across the eastern CWA on Saturday as
surface winds become southerly resulting in slightly cooler
temperatures. Another weak cold front will push into the area
during the Sunday/Monday time frame, but temperatures are still
expected to remain above normal. After Monday, temperatures are
expected to gradually increase through next Friday with
temperatures on Friday being in the upper 70s to lower 80s across
much of the area. No precipitation is expected through the
forecast period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     70  37  65  45 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       72  32  72  35 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         80  47  71  48 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  75  41  74  45 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 67  40  68  43 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          70  32  67  36 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          73  28  71  32 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           72  37  68  46 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         72  38  68  45 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           75  39  71  39 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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