Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1140 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

See 06Z Aviation Discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail next 24 hours, except in localized
BLDU. WV imagery shows the upper trough approaching the Texas/OK
Panhandles, which will leave all terminals in subsidence on the
backside today. As a result, windy conditions will continue,
w/westerlies veering to NW, and beginning to diminish after 00Z
Fri.  A few high clouds will be possible.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1015 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

UPDATE...
Update to remove high wind highlights except for GDP Mtns and to
cancel RFW.

DISCUSSION...
Winds are decreasing although still windy in a few places as front
moves east across the area. Southerly LLJ will keep winds up
across the east for few more hours.

Also we have opted to cancel RFW, as conditions have abated. Per
satellite we detected a few fires in the area today including;
along I-10 east of Van Horn, near Orla, sw of Seminole and se of
Wink.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     83  50  75  45 /  10  40  10   0
Carlsbad                       88  46  77  42 /  10   0   0   0
Dryden                         84  53  81  50 /  10  10   0   0
Fort Stockton                  90  50  78  48 /  10  10   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 78  40  66  43 /  10   0   0   0
Hobbs                          85  44  72  40 /  20   0   0   0
Marfa                          87  38  67  35 /  10   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           84  49  77  47 /  10  10   0   0
Odessa                         85  48  77  47 /  10  10   0   0
Wink                           91  48  78  44 /  10   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...Fire Weather Watch from 8 AM MDT Friday through Friday afternoon
     for Guadalupe Mountains-Southeast Plains.

     High Wind Warning until 6 PM MDT Friday for Guadalupe Mountains
     of Eddy County.

TX...Fire Weather Watch from 9 AM CDT /8 AM MDT/ Friday through
     Friday evening for Andrews-Big Bend Area-Borden-Crane-
     Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Dawson-Ector-Gaines-Glasscock-
     Guadalupe Mountains-Howard-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Martin-
     Midland-Mitchell-Pecos-Presidio Valley-Reagan-Reeves County
     and Upper Trans Pecos-Scurry-Terrell-Upton-Van Horn and
     Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.

     High Wind Warning until 6 PM MDT Friday for Guadalupe Mountains.

&&

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44/06/44



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