Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 031718

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1218 PM CDT THU SEP 3 2015

18Z TAF issuance.

No major aviation concerns for the next 24 hours, VFR conditions
expected to prevail at all TAF sites. Much like the last couple of
days, gusty SE winds expected through the afternoon then speeds
diminish this evening.


PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 323 AM CDT THU SEP 3 2015/

Upper ridge extending up from Mexico... across TX... into the
Southern Plains states still in control of area wx.  Will have
increasing high clouds drifting over the area as Pacific moisture
gets pulled around the west side of the upper ridge.  An upper
trough will move ashore the NW coast today and dig down into the
Great Basin but will not dislodge the ridge... so warm and dry wx
will continue.

Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue through the weekend
into next week.  Highs mostly in the 90s... lows mainly in the 60s
to lower 70s.  Locations along the Rio Grande may exceed 100 the
next few days.  GFS does show a cold front moving down into the area
next Thursday so some cooler temperatures are possible late next

September is the wettest month of the year at MAF.  However only
had a few showers yesterday over the Guadalupes and west of Van
Horn.  Could see a few showers or storms over the Guadalupes
southward into the Marfa Plateau this afternoon and over the
higher elevations again Friday.  Low rain chances continue into next
week.  The best chance of rain looks to be with the front next Thursday
and Friday.





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