Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
333 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

See 12Z Aviation Discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

Persistence rules. VFR conditions will prevail next 24 hours under
the ridge in return flow. A widespread cu field is anticipated by
late morning, w/bases ~ 5-6 kft agl. Most convection will be
mainly confined to the higher terrain west of the terminals.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 327 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017/

DISCUSSION...

Upper ridging continues over the southern half of the country today
with thunderstorms continuing to be possible across the higher
terrain and surrounding plains this afternoon and early evening.
Temperatures will be near or slightly above normal today with highs
mostly in the mid to upper 90s.

The upper ridge will change positions but will still remain over the
region through the next 7 days. Thunderstorms will continue to be
possible across the higher terrain and surrounding plains with good
moisture remaining across the area. Temperatures are not expected to
change much in the next 7 days with highs mostly in the mid to upper
90s across the Permian Basin.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     97  75  97  75 /   0   0  10  10
Carlsbad                       96  73  95  72 /  20  10  30  30
Dryden                         97  75  97  75 /  10  10  20  20
Fort Stockton                  95  73  94  73 /  20  10  20  20
Guadalupe Pass                 84  67  84  67 /  30  20  30  30
Hobbs                          93  69  93  69 /  10  10  20  30
Marfa                          86  65  84  64 /  40  30  40  30
Midland Intl Airport           97  74  97  75 /  10   0  10  10
Odessa                         97  74  96  75 /  10  10  20  20
Wink                           98  75  98  74 /  10  10  20  20

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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