Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 261748
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
1148 AM CST Wed Nov 26 2014

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 26/18Z aviation forecast discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

A weak cold front is progressing southward across west Texas and
southeastern New Mexico at press time, with the boundary now
located just north of the Pecos River. Behind the front, affecting
the KHOB and KMAF (and, soon, KINK) terminals, look for about
three to four hours of gusty north to northeast winds. At the KFST
and KPEQ terminals, look for westerly winds to veer around to the
north and become gusty for a few hours. KCNM will see a wind shift
to the north but the wind gusts (up to 25 kts) should not affect
them. Before sunset, winds will become light out of the northeast
and around midnight become light and variable. Mid morning
Thanksgiving will have winds returning to a southerly direction
generally around 10 kts. Otherwise expect CAVU conditions to
prevail through 18Z turkey day, and perhaps longer than that.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 527 AM CST Wed Nov 26 2014/

DISCUSSION...

Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.

AVIATION...

VFR conditions with mostly clear skies will prevail through the
forecast period. A weak boundary pushing south through the region
will result in winds veering to the north and then east by this
afternoon, though wind speeds are expected to remain at or below
12KT.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 345 AM CST Wed Nov 26 2014/

DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge centered over CA will build in from the west the next
several days.  The ridge will flatten out by the weekend with near
zonal flow across the country.  This will result in an extended
period of mild wx for the region with sunny days and clear nights.
See no hazards for those traveling across W TX or SE NM the next
few days.

Will start off the morning a little warmer as overnight wind has
kept temps elevated.  A weak front moves through today will be
mainly a wind shift as a surface ridge builds south into the area.
The wind will come around to the north around noon then quickly
veer around to the east by sunset.  The development of a new
leeside trough Thursday will result in a return to a south wind
and slightly warmer temperatures.  By Friday even warmer
conditions expected as highs climb into the 70s and stay that way
through the weekend.  The next cold front blows through Monday
with a return to more seasonable temperatures.

In the extended there is a chance of precipitation moving into the
area with an upper trough next Wednesday.  Until then the forecast
will remain dry.

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

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