Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1041 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...
See aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...
VFR conditions, with an abundance of mid and high clouds, are
expected at the west Texas and southeast New Mexico terminals the
next 24 hours. Isolated thunderstorms are possible across west
Texas through tonight but coverage appears to be too low to
include at any terminals. Winds will generally be west to
southwest at 10 to 15 mph, with some higher gusts this afternoon.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 502 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017/

DISCUSSION...

The latest Aviation Discussion is included below.

AVIATION...

Mid and high cloud cover will spread over the region today, along
with westerly surface winds, some of which will be gusty.  VFR
conditions will prevail through tonight.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 349 AM CST Sun Feb 19 2017/

A deep upper trough centered over AZ this morning will continue
to move east today. Unfortunately, most of the moisture that has
returned this morning will be shoved east soon by a lead mid
level shortwave. Will keep some isolated PoPs in across the area,
but not expecting much today. Extra cloud cover will won`t help
keep temperatures down much with highs still forecasted to be well
above normal.

Look for quiet, dry conditions to start the new week after the
passage of this system. Weak upper ridging will keep temperatures
on the warm side, but winds should remain fairly light through
midweek. Soon after, another trough will move across the Rockies
inducing a strong surface low over the Plains Thursday. While this
system won`t bring any rain, it will bring plenty of wind and
fire weather. A cold front on Friday will bring temperatures down
back toward normal.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     73  45  73  41 /  20  10   0   0
Carlsbad                       67  41  72  37 /  10   0   0   0
Dryden                         75  49  76  47 /  20  30  10   0
Fort Stockton                  72  46  72  45 /  10  10   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 56  37  60  43 /  10   0   0   0
Hobbs                          65  39  69  37 /  10   0   0   0
Marfa                          62  33  63  29 /  10  10   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           71  45  72  41 /  10  10   0   0
Odessa                         71  45  72  42 /  10  10   0   0
Wink                           70  39  73  36 /  10  10   0   0

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