Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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590
FXUS64 KMAF 150859
AFDMAF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
359 AM CDT Wed Oct 15 2014

.DISCUSSION...
An upper level ridge of high pressure will be the main weather
feature through tonight resulting in more clear skies and slightly
above normal temperatures this afternoon with cool temperatures
tonight. The upper flow is forecast to turn zonal on Thursday
resulting in a deeper surface trough along with low level thermal
ridging and much above normal temperatures with downslope flow.

A couple of upper level low pressure areas across the northern
states will consolidate and drop a cold front south into the forecast
area Friday. The front is forecast to gradually sink south and
west toward the mountains by Saturday with temperatures knocked
back to more normal values. No precipitation is expected these
periods as a weak upper level trough across northern Mexico
on Friday weakens and moves northeast of the region by Saturday.

A stronger southern stream system is forecast to track across
Mexico next Monday and Tuesday resulting in an increase chance of
thunderstorms across the mountains and the immediate adjacent
plains. The upper low will inhibit surface lee trough formation
and low level easterly flow should keep high temperatures below
normal.

Will continue a slight chance of thunderstorms mainly west of the
Pecos River next Wednesday as another upper level trough
approaches the region.



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 80  49  91  50  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              84  50  91  53  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                83  43  93  51  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  87  52  95  56  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           85  57  95  58  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          73  56  85  60  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   80  46  92  48  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   76  37  86  43  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    82  48  91  51  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  81  52  91  53  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    85  45  95  51  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

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