Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
555 AM CDT FRI SEP 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...

The latest Aviation Discussion is included below.

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.AVIATION...

Mid and high cloud will spread over the region today, but vFR
conditions will prevail.  Southeast winds of 10 to 15kt are
expected at all area terminals this afternoon.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 327 AM CDT FRI SEP 30 2016/

This morning our area sits sandwiched between a large, deep upper
low over the Ohio Valley and a deepening trough across the West.
At the surface, high pressure is nosing in behind the weak cold
front that moved through yesterday. Temperatures have cooled
mostly into the 50`s as of 3 AM CDT with 60`s still across the
south where high clouds are thickening. Upper ridging begins to
flatten across our region this weekend while warming occurs in the
mid levels. This will boost afternoon highs back above normal
early next week. A disturbance moving out of Mexico may bring a
few storms this afternoon and Saturday across the higher terrain,
but other than that the forecast will remain dry into Monday.

The aforementioned West Coast trough will deepen as it moves east
early next week. Increasing southwesterly flow aloft and moisture
return at the surface will signal our next best chance of rain
Monday night into Tuesday. This system will bring with it a very
weak Pacific cold front. Model solutions diverge late next week,
but do keep our region mainly dry and warm.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     78  59  84  60 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       77  57  83  58 /  10  10  10   0
Dryden                         78  61  82  61 /   0  10   0   0
Fort Stockton                  80  60  85  62 /   0  10  10   0
Guadalupe Pass                 72  57  78  59 /  20  10  10   0
Hobbs                          76  56  81  57 /   0   0  10   0
Marfa                          74  54  78  50 /  10  20  20   0
Midland Intl Airport           80  59  84  60 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         79  59  83  61 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           81  60  86  61 /   0  10   0   0

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

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