Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
527 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017


.AVIATION...
12Z TAF issuance.

No aviation concerns the next 24 hours, VFR conditions will prevail
at all terminals. Light winds this morning will increase this
afternoon with gusts to 20-25kt at a few sites. Winds will diminish
after sunset but look to increase toward the end of this TAF period.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 306 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Will be under a ridge aloft as the next upper trough moves over CA.
This trough will reach the 4 corners region overnight and move near
the region Tuesday passing over the area Wednesday.  A Flat ridge
sets up after that with zonal flow across the southern portion of
the country.

The approach of the upper trough will be accompanied by 700mb winds
of up to 75kts.  This should result in high wind across the
Guadalupe Mtns Tuesday... will issue a watch. Should be windy across
much of the plains too... could see a wind advisory being needed for
adjacent counties.

Temperatures will be warm today with highs climbing into the 70s
under sunny skies and with a warm SW wind... but a Pacific front
will sweep across the area Tuesday pushing temps down about 10
degrees. Looks like a secondary front Wednesday will knock highs
down into the 50s through the rest of the week.

Have a dry forecast with no precipitation in the forecast.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     72  45  64  34 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       72  43  61  31 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         75  45  76  42 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  78  48  65  37 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 63  38  49  28 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          69  41  58  28 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          70  33  62  28 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           73  45  63  33 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         72  45  65  33 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           73  42  63  32 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon
     for Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.

TX...High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon
     for Guadalupe Mountains.

&&

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