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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
624 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2016

.DISCUSSION...
See aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...
Winds are still mostly 15-20kt sustained at TAF sites, stronger
at INK and are expected to decrease to around 10kts between 01Z-
02Z. Water vapor indicates some "waves" INVOF GDP Mtns and light
low flying aircraft may experience severe turbulence and should
avoid flying near the mtns. Otherwise VFR overnight with a repeat
ahead for Mon.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 244 PM CDT SUN APR 24 2016/

DISCUSSION...
West winds will continue across the area the next several days
keeping it breezy, dry, and warm. Winds will be briefly strong in
the Guadalupe Mountains this afternoon and again tomorrow
afternoon but will not issue a warning due to it`s isolated and
brief nature. Tuesday will be different as an upper level low
moves into the Central Plains. The jet stream wrapping around the
southern periphery of the low will be favorably positioned to
bring stronger and more widespread winds to the Guadalupe
Mountains and thus have continued the High Wind Watch. Some of
these winds will mix into the lower elevations in southeastern New
Mexico and an advisory may be needed for this area in the next 24
to 36 hours.

Models were originally developing a dryline in the central Permian
Basin on Tuesday with the low developing storms in the eastern
Permian Basin. It now appears the dryline will be in the eastern
Permian Basin and unfortunately any precipitation will likely be
east of our CWA. Thursday another low moves into the western U.S.
increasing moisture and instability and giving most locations east
of the Pecos River a chance for rain. Models are not consistent
with the track of the upper low so confidence is not high in the
rain forecast for late in the week, but cities in the east will
have a better chance than cities farther west.

Hennig

FIRE WEATHER...
Today began what looks like several fire weather days for the area.
Temperatures have warmed quickly into the 80`s this afternoon and
stronger winds continue to mix down across the western half of the
region. The current Red Flag Warning looks good and will not make
any changes. Very similar conditions are expected tomorrow as
another upper trough develops over the Four Corners. Winds on
Monday look slightly less than today, but still gusty in the
Guadalupe Mountains and adjacent plains. Will upgrade the watch to a
warning for SE NM and the Guadalupe Mountains for tomorrow. The
upper trough will eject out onto the Plains Tuesday leading to more
fire weather concerns across the area. A dryline will surge east
with most of the region seeing critical rh`s by early afternoon.
Stronger winds will also mix down, especially over the higher
terrain and adjacent plains. A Fire Weather Watch will likely be
needed for these areas, if not further east if drying trends
continue.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     91  57  89  57 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       90  57  90  55 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         94  61  94  61 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  91  59  94  57 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 81  56  80  52 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          86  53  86  51 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          81  45  83  44 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           92  59  92  58 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         91  60  91  59 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           93  58  95  57 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...Red Flag Warning until 8 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
     Mountains-Southeast Plains.

     Red Flag Warning from noon to 8 PM MDT Monday for Guadalupe
     Mountains-Southeast Plains.

     High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for
     Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.

TX...Red Flag Warning until 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ this evening for
     Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Guadalupe Mountains-Reeves
     County and Upper Trans Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54
     Corridor.

     Red Flag Warning from 1 PM CDT /noon MDT/ to 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
     Monday for Guadalupe Mountains-Van Horn and Highway 54
     Corridor.

     High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through late Tuesday night
     for Guadalupe Mountains.

&&

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