Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 092332
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
532 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 00Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions have returned to the area, and are largely expected
to prevail through the forecast period. The only exception will be
the potential for MVFR fog to develop after around 10Z, mainly
affecting HOB, INK, and PEQ. HOB could also see some MVFR
stratus, but conditions are expected to improve by late morning.
Winds through the period are expected to remain around 12kt or
less.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 210 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Have a weak upper trough over Eastern US today with a ridge over the
West.  Upper flow over the region becomes zonal tomorrow and stays
pretty much that way through the week.  A mid latitude trough swings
across the center of the country Wednesday but it will be next
weekend before another upper low moves ashore the West Coast.

The recent cold wx has started to give way today as a south wind
returned but clouds over the region have limited sunshine and the
warm up.  As of 20z most locations were still in the 30s with 40s
south of the Pecos river.  Sky cover should continue to break up
during the afternoon but some low clouds should return tonight
especially for SE NM.  More sunshine Saturday with a warm up as
leeside trough sets up and S/SW wind helps out... highs in the 50s
and 60s.  Even warmer Sunday as westerly wind kicks in pushing highs
into the 70s.  Could come close to reaching High Wind speeds at GDP
Sunday but expecting will not make time requirement.  Looks like a
weak backdoor front moves in early Monday before lifting out later
in the day.  Return of colder wx mid week as a stronger front blows
in Wednesday with Thursday looking like coldest day of the week.
Currently have no precipitation in the forecast with a dry week
ahead.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     31  58  42  72 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       28  65  40  74 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         32  60  39  72 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  34  65  46  77 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 36  60  42  65 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          27  60  39  70 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          25  64  33  71 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           30  57  42  73 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         31  56  43  71 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           27  61  39  74 /   0   0   0   0

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