Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 260851
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
351 AM CDT Sun Oct 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SW flow aloft will promote prominent low level thermal ridging today
and Monday when 85h temps of 22-25C are forecast, yielding fairly
widespread 85-90 degree high temps. Mid level flow will increase
Mon PM to near 30kts at 7h/20kts at 85h for areas n of I-20 and
will be seen at the surface with w winds of 15-20 mph across the
plains and 20-35 mph thru parts of the GDP Mtns. A cold front will
be moving s thru the plains Mon night/early Tue AM. A 3hr isallobaric
anticyclone, per NAM12 suggest that the front will have a good push
(5-8mb/3hr). This too along with a MSLP gradient near 4mb/100nm
indicates that post-frontal winds in the 15-25 mph are likely. A
tight 85h thermal gradient thru the GDP Mtns supports gusty winds
thru GDP Pass too. It will be much cooler Tue with highs in the
70s. The front will be dry, however return flow/low level WAA
could result in -SHRA Wed AM across the Lower Trans Pecos/Srn PB
with extensive low clouds there too. A weak front will be possible
either late Thur or early Fri AM.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 88  59  90  52  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              89  62  89  56  /   0   0  10  10
CARLSBAD NM                89  56  89  50  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  87  62  89  62  /   0  10  10   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           89  61  92  57  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          85  59  83  51  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   87  55  85  47  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   80  47  81  47  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    89  60  91  54  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  88  61  89  55  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    90  60  92  53  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

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