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FXUS64 KLUB 162331
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
531 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will persist for the next 24 hours. Light and
variable surface winds overnight will gradually organize to S-SW
on Wednesday, while remaining on the light side.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 407 PM CST Tue Jan 16 2018/

DISCUSSION...
An upper level trough extending from the Great Lakes to SWRN TX
continues to move eastward followed by an upper level high amplitude
ridge reaching into NRN AK. A center of low pressure at 500mb is
observed in the Gulf of AK. By mid-week, split flow develops across
desert SW which suggest a deepening of a weak mid-level low across W
TX.  This disturbance should remain to our south as the upper level
ridge moves eastward by the end of the work week. Approach of an
upper level trough off the coast of CA causes flow aloft to become
more SWRLY across our region Saturday. The trough becomes negatively
tilted and closes off by Sunday afternoon over SWRN KS. Behind this
system flow becomes zonal across the FA through early next week.

Temperatures will be slow to warm up through the rest of the work
week.  Wind speeds should remain fairly mild along with mostly clear
skies.  That is, until the weekend when the aforementioned upper
level disturbance traverses the area increasing winds.  Fire weather
could become an issue on Sunday, but currently looks to remain below
critical values.  Thereafter, more mild weather.

Hansen

&&

.LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

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