Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43

000
FXUS64 KMAF 161112
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
612 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

.AVIATION...
12Z TAF issuance.

No major aviation concerns the next 24 hours, VFR conditions look to
persist at all terminals. Light northerly winds this morning will
return to southeasterly by mid day. Otherwise, thunderstorms will
be possible this afternoon and evening but, much like yesterday,
timing and location is unclear at this time so will not include
mention in the TAFs.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 312 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Persistent upper ridge over the SW US and Central Plains will
strengthen the next few days as the center shifts east.  By next
weekend the center of the circulation should move to the SE US
opening up the region to features coming off the Gulf.

Yesterday some of those locations fortunate enough to receive rain
also stayed cool with highs only reaching the 70s... while the rest
of the area warmed into the upper 90s.  Could see similar results
today but will stay with a warm forecast as too hard to guess who
will and wont end up getting rain.  Warm but near normal
temperatures will continue through the week.  Morning lows will
remain elevated due to the high dewpts in the 60s and abundant cloud
cover.

Most of the nocturnal storms have died off but expect more
development today as plentiful moisture... daytime heating... and
numerous outflow boundaries combine.  Will carry pops across the
area today... lowest north and highest south and west. Will have
good chance of storms next few days west of the Pecos River
especially over the higher elevations with pops going through the
extended.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     95  74  95  72 /  20  20  10  10
Carlsbad                       92  72  96  71 /  20  10  20  10
Dryden                         96  74  96  74 /  30  20  20  20
Fort Stockton                  92  71  93  71 /  30  20  20  10
Guadalupe Pass                 81  66  84  67 /  30  20  20  20
Hobbs                          90  70  92  68 /  10  10  10  10
Marfa                          83  61  85  61 /  40  30  40  20
Midland Intl Airport           96  74  95  73 /  10  20  10  10
Odessa                         95  74  95  73 /  10  20  10  10
Wink                           95  72  97  72 /  20  10  10  10

&&

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

$$

27/72



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.