Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
FXUS64 KMAF 221122
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
522 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017
12Z TAF issuance.
Gusty W/NW winds expected through morning, then diminish through
the afternoon. Sustained speeds aob 10kt expected after sunset.
Otherwise, VFR conditions will prevail at all terminals.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 334 AM CST Sun Jan 22 2017/
Upper trough passing over East TX this morning will continue to move
away from the region through the day. As it does an upper ridge
will build in from the west. The next upper trough will start to
move ashore the West Coast early Monday reaching the 4 corners
region Tuesday with a low developing over the Central plains. By
early Wednesday this trough will extend from the Great Lakes
southwest to NM and pass over TX during the day. A secondary lobe
of the trough will dig back to the southwest through the end of the
Very windy conditions continue into the early morning. The deep
surface low that has kept the wind up is moving east away from the
region this morning but still has tight pressure gradient behind
it... this should relax through the day. The bowl in the Guadalupe
Mtns and Mount Locke in the Davis Mtns are still hitting high wind
criteria and some of the plains still at advisory levels...
therefore will let current warnings/advisories run through 12z. Have
cut back on the warnings and advisories in effect down south after
12z leaving the Davis Mtns in warning and surround areas in
advisories until 18z. This wind event should be coming to an end
with a little break Monday... Tuesday could be windy again but not
as strong as past few days.
Temperatures in the 60s today warm into the 70s Monday with 80s on
the Rio Grande. A Pacific front moves through Tuesday with highs
down into the 50s Wednesday through the weekend.
Have a dry forecast with no precipitation expected through next
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring 62 37 74 43 / 0 0 0 0
Carlsbad 63 36 73 43 / 0 0 0 0
Dryden 69 42 76 46 / 0 0 0 0
Fort Stockton 63 45 80 48 / 0 0 0 0
Guadalupe Pass 50 38 65 38 / 0 0 0 0
Hobbs 60 34 71 40 / 0 0 0 0
Marfa 55 27 72 33 / 0 0 0 0
Midland Intl Airport 62 38 75 43 / 0 0 0 0
Odessa 62 39 75 43 / 0 0 0 0
Wink 63 35 76 42 / 0 0 0 0
NM...Wind Advisory until 5 AM MST early this morning for Central Lea
County-Northern Lea County-Southern Lea County.
High Wind Warning until 5 AM MST early this morning for Eddy
County Plains-Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.
TX...Wind Advisory until 6 AM CST early this morning for Andrews-
High Wind Warning until 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ early this morning
for Big Bend Area-Guadalupe Mountains-Marfa Plateau-Pecos-
Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54
Wind Advisory until noon CST /11 AM MST/ today for Big Bend Area-
Marfa Plateau-Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor.
Wind Advisory until noon CST today for Terrell.
High Wind Warning until noon CST today for Davis/Apache