Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 302316

611 PM CDT Tue Sep 30 2014


See 00z aviation discussion below.



VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours.  There are some
storms to the east of FST but they should not affect the terminal.
Winds will primarily be out of the southwest with gusts diminishing
after sunset then becoming gusty again after 18z Wednesday.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 222 PM CDT Tue Sep 30 2014/

Large upper level trough across the western states will move east
to the plain states by Thursday. Surface trough is forecast to
stretch from the central Permian Basin south to the lower Trans
Pecos late today and Wednesday afternoon. Will continue to mention
isolated thunderstorms across the lower Trans Pecos and northeast
Permian Basin this evening ahead of the surface trough due to
low level convergence and or topography. A similar scenario
could take place Wednesday afternoon and early evening but
am not getting, as of yet, a strong enough signal from the
various guidance so will leave dry for now and continue to monitor
tonight. Cold front associated with the aforementioned upper
trough will move through the forecast area Thursday dropping
high temperatures back several degrees to more normal values.
Will continue dry forecast Thursday due to the better upper
forcing and convergence remaining north and east of the region.

Beyond Thursday a dry northwesterly aloft regime is forecast
to be in place with temperatures near or slightly above normal.






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