Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 180500
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1200 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

See 06Z Aviation Discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail next 24 hours in light return flow. a
few cu will be possible invof KCNM this afternoon. Otherwise, a
few mid/hi clouds creep in near the end of the forecast period.

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PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 350 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Zonal flow will continue through Saturday, causing temperatures
to rise above normal with highs reaching the 80s most areas every
day. An upper level trough currently off Baja California, will
move east in this zonal flow the next several days arriving on
Thursday. The trough will give our CWA a slight chance for
showers and thunderstorms though with limited moisture we do not
anticipate much rainfall.

The trough moves east Friday leaving westerly flow in it`s wake
and sending highs to near 90 degrees on Saturday. Models show
another trough moving across the Rockies and into the Central
Plains Sunday pushing a cold front into the CWA. Currently, the
trough is expected to deepen into an upper low over East Texas
giving our far eastern counties a chance for rainfall Saturday
night. The only chance our central and western counties have for
rainfall is if this low develops earlier, which unfortunately none
of the models are doing. An eastern trough/western ridge pattern
develops early next week, keeping heights from increasing and
allowing temperatures to be closer to normal.

Hennig

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     80  52  84  56 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       83  52  86  54 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         79  51  83  56 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  84  55  87  58 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 75  56  80  57 /   0   0   0  10
Hobbs                          80  49  82  51 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          79  48  83  51 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           81  53  84  56 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         80  52  84  56 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           82  51  87  55 /   0   0   0   0

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