Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 231929
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
229 PM CDT THU JUL 23 2015

.DISCUSSION...As of 2:15 PM CDT Thursday...KMAF radar is showing a
few cells over the Davis and Guadalupe Mtns moving north.
Otherwise...hot and muggy weather rules across the CWA.

The persistent ridge over the Southern Plains will shift a little
east the next couple of days as a shortwave moves into the Pacific
Northwest. As the shortwave moves into the Northern Plains then
into the Eastern US the ridge will shift back west...but will
remain the dominant feature for the area. Intense sfc heating
along with a sfc trough and mid level thetae ridge along the mtns
will lead to isolated afternoon and evening convection over the
Davis and Guadalupe Mtns...and the adjacent Plains . With warm
mid level temps the main impacts from the convection will be gusty
winds and locally heavy rain. Elsewhere...it will mainly be dry
with near triple digit high temps through the extended forecast.

Another shortwave will move into the Pacific Northwest early next
week. This shortwave looks stronger...and as it moves into the
Eastern US it could push the center of the ridge into the four
corners area by the end of next week.

Strobin

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BIG SPRING TX                  73 100  75 102  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                    70 101  72 102  /  20  20  20  20
DRYDEN TX                      74 100  75 104  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX               74  99  76 100  /  10  10  10  10
GUADALUPE PASS TX              68  93  69  95  /  20  20  20  20
HOBBS NM                       70  97  72  97  /  10  10  10  10
MARFA TX                       62  92  63  93  /  20  30  30  30
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX        73  99  74 101  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                      74  98  76 100  /  10   0  10  10
WINK TX                        77 103  77 103  /  10  10  10  10

&&

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

&&

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