Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
629 AM CDT Tue Apr 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

Low clouds/fog are developing across portions of the area this
morning, thus have included TEMPO mention of IFR ceilings/MVFR
visibility at MAF/INK/HOB/FST until mid-morning. Prevailing VFR
conditions are expected at all terminals after 15Z, though low
clouds/fog could return late in the forecast period early
Wednesday morning. S/SE winds will generally remain around 12kt
or less today, with speeds increasing to around 12-15kt after
19/00Z, particularly at MAF/FST.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 309 AM CDT Tue Apr 18 2017/

DISCUSSION...
The upper levels will have a ridge extending up across the region
from Mexico today while a broad trough moves onto the CA coast. This
trough will pass well to the north but will flatten the ridge out.
The next trough moves ashore West Coast on Thursday quickly moving
east and forms a closed low as it crosses the Rockies on Friday.
This trough clips northern NM and the Panhandle but have little
effect on the region.

Temps will be well above normal today mainly in the 80s with 90s
along the Pecos and Rio Grande valleys.  Readings will increase to
the 90s Wednesday through Friday.  A cold front pushed south by
upper trough may briefly move into the northern CWA Thursday but not
push through the region till Saturday.  Highs Saturday and Sunday
back into the 70s.

As far as rain chances its looking dry this week.  Model qpf
develops some precip east of the area that may just skirt the
eastern part of the region but little measurable for the coming
week or so.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     86  61  91  62 /  10   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       93  54  94  57 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         86  64  93  63 /  10   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  90  62  94  63 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 85  60  86  59 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          86  55  89  55 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          85  46  88  48 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           87  61  92  62 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         87  62  92  62 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           91  62  95  60 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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