Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
052
FXUS64 KMAF 231740
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1140 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 18Z aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail the next 24 hours. Southwest winds
could gust to around 20-25kt this afternoon, with gusts
diminishing after sunset. Winds will back to the south overnight
and should remain under 12kt. By Tuesday morning, winds will
increase as they veer to the W/SW, with gusty conditions expected
at most terminals throughout the day on Tuesday.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 306 AM CST Mon Jan 23 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Will be under a ridge aloft as the next upper trough moves over CA.
This trough will reach the 4 corners region overnight and move near
the region Tuesday passing over the area Wednesday.  A Flat ridge
sets up after that with zonal flow across the southern portion of
the country.

The approach of the upper trough will be accompanied by 700mb winds
of up to 75kts.  This should result in high wind across the
Guadalupe Mtns Tuesday... will issue a watch. Should be windy across
much of the plains too... could see a wind advisory being needed for
adjacent counties.

Temperatures will be warm today with highs climbing into the 70s
under sunny skies and with a warm SW wind... but a Pacific front
will sweep across the area Tuesday pushing temps down about 10
degrees. Looks like a secondary front Wednesday will knock highs
down into the 50s through the rest of the week.

Have a dry forecast with no precipitation in the forecast.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     72  35  64  34 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       72  33  61  31 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         75  45  76  42 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  78  48  65  37 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 63  37  49  28 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          69  36  58  28 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          70  27  62  28 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           73  39  63  33 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         72  39  65  33 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           73  33  63  32 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon
     for Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.

TX...High Wind Watch from Tuesday morning through Tuesday afternoon
     for Guadalupe Mountains.

&&

$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.