Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 071748
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1148 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 18Z aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...

A weak cold front is currently moving through the area, and should
be south of FST within the first hour or two of the forecast
period. Winds have shifted to the NW and increased to around
12-15KT with the front passage, but will diminish and further veer
to the northeast by late this afternoon/early this evening from
north to south. Light winds are expected thereafter, with VFR
conditions prevailing.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 339 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Upper trough moving down across the Central Plains states today as a
strong ridge remains over the West Coast.  The ridge will build east
the next few days and dominate the wx pattern resulting in mild and
warming wx for the area.  It will also result in little to no chance
of precipitation for the coming week.

A weak front will move through today with the wind swinging around
to the north but actually expect a warm day with highs in the 60s as
850 temps should be around 9C/49F.  The colder air looks to lag the
wind shift as it will be cooler on Monday with highs in the 50s.  By
Tuesday the wind comes around to the W/SW with temps rebounding back
into the 60s.  Normal highs for this time of year in the central CWA
are 60.  As the ridge moves overhead readings will climb into the
70s and remain warm through the end of the week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     25  57  27  63 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       27  55  24  65 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         36  60  34  68 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  31  55  33  66 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 28  52  31  56 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          24  53  27  62 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          23  55  19  60 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           26  55  28  63 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         26  55  29  64 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           27  56  24  64 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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