Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
701 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

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.AVIATION...
VFR conditions will continue for the next 24 hours at all TAF sites.
Winds will remain out of the northeast overnight, veering to the southeast
by tomorrow morning.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 213 PM CDT Sat Apr 22 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Upper trough over the Central Plains will be swinging east as upper
ridge builds in from the west.  The next upper trough will move
ashore the CA coast Sunday and weaken as it moves east but a
secondary trough will move in behind it and cross the plains
Wednesday.  Late next week a deep trough digs across the 4 Corners
region and moves across the area Saturday and early Sunday.

Have post frontal conditions today... much cooler temperatures than
experienced the previous week.  As of midday low clouds covered most
of the area but were beginning to break up.  As the surface ridge
slides east and a new leeside trough develops Sunday the wind will
slowly to come back around to the south.  Temperatures will be mild
again Sunday but begin to increase.  By Tuesday highs in the 90s
will be widespread with unseasonably warm temperatures continuing
through Friday.  The next front Saturday knocks readings back to
near normal.

The forecast will continue to be dry for the coming week.  However
long range models do skirt the area with some light precip next
weekend with the approach of the strong upper trough... will have to
monitor its development.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     44  72  51  88 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       45  75  49  93 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         51  78  55  87 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  46  75  55  93 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 43  70  55  84 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          42  72  49  88 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          38  73  44  86 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           45  73  52  88 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         45  72  53  89 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           46  75  51  94 /   0   0   0   0

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