Area Forecast Discussion
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
843 PM CST Sun Dec 21 2014

.UPDATE...

Update to issue a High Wind Warning for the Guadalupe Mountains
tonight.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Northwest flow aloft will continue to increase over the region
tonight and Monday as an ua trough deepens over the central U.S.
Plains.  Although the H7 wind direction, northwesterly, is not
favorable for strong winds in Guadalupe Pass, these mid level winds
appear strong enough for high winds to occur in the higher
elevations of the Guadalupe Mountains.  In addition, the surface
pressure gradient has increased across the Guadalupe Mountains and
has yielded high winds through Guadalupe Pass for the last couple of
hours.  Since the above is expected to continue through the night,
will issue a High Wind Warning for the Guadalupe Mountains tonight.
The warning will be in effect until 4 am CST, which will allow
the next shift to assess whether the warning will need to continue
through Monday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 45  68  34  46  /   0   0  40  20
BIG SPRING TX              45  67  37  47  /   0   0  40  10
CARLSBAD NM                45  70  36  46  /   0   0  30  20
DRYDEN TX                  45  76  47  51  /   0   0  10  10
FORT STOCKTON TX           48  73  42  46  /   0   0  20  20
GUADALUPE PASS TX          42  62  36  40  /   0   0  10  20
HOBBS NM                   43  66  31  45  /   0   0  50  20
MARFA TX                   38  65  38  42  /   0   0  10  20
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    44  69  35  47  /   0   0  30  20
ODESSA TX                  45  69  36  47  /   0   0  30  20
WINK TX                    44  72  37  48  /   0   0  30  20

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...HIGH WIND WARNING until 3 AM MST Monday FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES... Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.

TX...HIGH WIND WARNING until 3 AM MST Monday FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES... Guadalupe Mountains.


&&

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