Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
FXUS64 KMAF 221812
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1212 PM CST Sun Jan 22 2017
Updated for the expiration of the High Wind Warning and Wind
Winds have slowly decreased areawide this morning, thus have
allowed the High Wind Warning and Wind Advisory that were in
effect across southern zones to expire as scheduled. While some
strong gusts are still occurring across the Marfa Plateau, they
are expected to be short lived and continue to diminish through
the afternoon. Updated products will be sent out shortly.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1136 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/
Please see the 18Z aviation discussion below.
Gusty W/NW winds will continue through the afternoon at all
terminals, but will gradually decrease, with gusts diminishing
after 23/00Z. Wind speeds are expected to remain under 12kt
thereafter, with winds backing to the SW Monday morning. VFR
conditions will prevail through the forecast period.
PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 334 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/
Upper trough passing over East TX this morning will continue to move
away from the region through the day. As it does an upper ridge
will build in from the west. The next upper trough will start to
move ashore the West Coast early Monday reaching the 4 corners
region Tuesday with a low developing over the Central plains. By
early Wednesday this trough will extend from the Great Lakes
southwest to NM and pass over TX during the day. A secondary lobe
of the trough will dig back to the southwest through the end of the
Very windy conditions continue into the early morning. The deep
surface low that has kept the wind up is moving east away from the
region this morning but still has tight pressure gradient behind
it... this should relax through the day. The bowl in the Guadalupe
Mtns and Mount Locke in the Davis Mtns are still hitting high wind
criteria and some of the plains still at advisory levels...
therefore will let current warnings/advisories run through 12z. Have
cut back on the warnings and advisories in effect down south after
12z leaving the Davis Mtns in warning and surround areas in
advisories until 18z. This wind event should be coming to an end
with a little break Monday... Tuesday could be windy again but not
as strong as past few days.
Temperatures in the 60s today warm into the 70s Monday with 80s on
the Rio Grande. A Pacific front moves through Tuesday with highs
down into the 50s Wednesday through the weekend.
Have a dry forecast with no precipitation expected through next
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring 37 74 43 64 / 0 0 0 0
Carlsbad 36 73 43 60 / 0 0 0 0
Dryden 42 76 46 77 / 0 0 0 0
Fort Stockton 45 80 48 67 / 0 0 0 0
Guadalupe Pass 38 65 38 49 / 0 0 0 0
Hobbs 34 71 40 59 / 0 0 0 0
Marfa 27 72 33 59 / 0 0 0 0
Midland Intl Airport 38 75 43 63 / 0 0 0 0
Odessa 39 75 43 63 / 0 0 0 0
Wink 35 76 42 61 / 0 0 0 0