Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 092322
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
522 PM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

.AVIATION...
00Z TAF issuance
VFR conditions will prevail through the period.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 226 PM CST Sat Dec 9 2017/

DISCUSSION...
The warming trend continues today and under sunny skies, afternoon
temperatures have warmed into the 50s west of the Pecos River and
well into the 60s across the Permian Basin. Snow is rapidly
melting today and can only be seen (via visible satellite imagery)
across the higher mountain tops. The warming trend will persist
through Monday with dry N/NW flow aloft continuing with light
westerly winds in place. By Monday, expect high temperatures in
the 50s for the mountains and in the mid 60s elsewhere. Otherwise,
overnight low temperatures generally in the 30s can be expected
this weekend. Dry air looks to hang around during this time so
rain chances remain nil.

The first of two cold fronts will arrive early Tuesday morning with
highs roughly 5-10 degrees cooler than Monday. Highs quickly rebound
to the 60s Wednesday then a second, perhaps slightly stronger, cold
front moves through Thursday morning and highs get knocked down into
the 50s to low 60s once again. Meanwhile a closed upper low will
slowly move toward the forecast area from the west, weakening as
it approaches sometime mid week. Given the lack of moisture, don`t
think we will be seeing any precipitation from this system.
Additionally, the two cold fronts will be dry as well so the
extended forecast also remains rain-free. Beyond Thursday, high
temperatures return to the 60s most areas.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     32  68  36  69 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       29  64  29  66 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         33  64  36  68 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  34  66  36  68 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 36  58  38  57 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          29  65  31  67 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          20  57  24  61 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           32  66  35  68 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         33  65  34  68 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           28  65  29  68 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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