Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 252321
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
521 PM CST Wed Feb 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
See aviation discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected for much of the night across the west
Texas and southeast New Mexico terminals. West winds will diminish
early this evening and become mainly northwest at 10 mph or less.
A strong cold front will push south through the terminals after
06z tonight and will result in a wind shift to the northeast
with wind speeds increasing to 15 to 25 mph and gusty. MVFR
ceilings are expected to develop around 12z Thursday at all
the terminals.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX/

DISCUSSION...
A broad upper trough continues across the central us with a series
of weak shortwaves rotating around the trough. Temperatures today
have rebounded back into the 60s with clear skies and westerly
winds. for tonight...another shortwave trough will head southward
across the Central Plains bringing a cold front through the area
tonight. Temperatures will drop into the upper 20s to lower 30s
tonight with gusty north winds. A little light snow may develop
across the Panhandle and western New Mexico late tonight...but
confidence is low that it will make it this far south. Any snow
that develops will likely be very light and not cause any
significant travel issues. Highs will be cooler on Thursday with
cold air advection and increased cloud cover.

An active pattern continues through the weekend into early next
week. Another weak shortwave will bring a chance of precipitation
to mainly northern areas again Thursday night. Temperature
profiles show snow as the predominant precipitation type. Expect
amounts to be relatively light...possibly a half inch or less
across the far north. Light snow will continue Friday and Friday
night with total accumulations up to 1 inch possible. Temperatures
start to warm up for the weekend with highs in the 50s and 60s by
Saturday. Will continue with a slight chance of precip through
Tuesday as weak disturbances continue to move across the area in
the southwest flow aloft. With temperatures above
freezing...expect the precipitation to fall as light rain.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 30  38  19  29  /   0  10  20  30
BIG SPRING TX              31  38  20  30  /   0  10  20  30
CARLSBAD NM                33  40  21  34  /  10  10  20  20
DRYDEN TX                  38  50  30  40  /   0  10  10  10
FORT STOCKTON TX           32  43  24  36  /   0  10  10  10
GUADALUPE PASS TX          29  39  20  33  /   0  10  10  10
HOBBS NM                   29  36  18  28  /  10  20  30  30
MARFA TX                   28  46  21  43  /   0  10  10  10
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    31  39  21  32  /   0  10  20  30
ODESSA TX                  32  40  21  32  /   0  10  20  20
WINK TX                    33  43  24  33  /   0  10  10  20

&&

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

&&

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