Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
912 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.UPDATE...

Updated for the expiration of the High Wind Warning and
cancellation of the Red Flag Warning.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Wind speeds have decreased rapidly this evening ahead of a cold
front that will move through the area overnight tonight. Thus, the
High Wind Warning that was in effect for the Guadalupe Mountains
has been allowed to expire as scheduled. The lighter winds have
also allowed fire weather conditions to improve, and given
continued light winds overnight as well as continued RH recovery,
have cancelled the Red Flag Warning that was in effect. The
remainder of the forecast looks to be on track this evening, with
no other updates warranted. Updated products will be out shortly.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 630 PM CDT Sun Mar 26 2017/

DISCUSSION...

Please see the 27/00Z aviation forecast discussion below.

AVIATION...

VFR conditions will persist through the next 24 hours within the
dry slot of a potent upper low currently over southwestern KS.
Strong westerly surface winds across all terminals now will
drop below 10 kts by 27/01Z as the PBL decouples. A weak cold
front is expected to drop south across the Panhandle overnight,
with frontal passage expected across KHOB, KINK, and KMAF in the
08-10Z range, with the front becoming quasi-stationary more or
less along the Pecos River. Winds will continue to veer to a
northeasterly, then easterly direction north of the front with
winds generally below 10 kts.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     46  82  58  82 /   0   0  10  40
Carlsbad                       46  82  52  81 /   0   0   0  10
Dryden                         55  90  59  89 /   0   0   0  20
Fort Stockton                  53  86  57  85 /   0   0   0  10
Guadalupe Pass                 48  74  53  70 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          42  78  49  78 /   0   0   0  10
Marfa                          38  78  41  77 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           47  83  58  83 /   0   0  10  30
Odessa                         46  82  57  84 /   0   0  10  20
Wink                           44  85  52  84 /   0   0   0  10

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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