Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 290900
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
357 AM CDT THU SEP 29 2016

.DISCUSSION...

See 12Z Aviation Discussion below.

&&

.AVIATION...

`Hard to get excited about TAFs this AM, as VFR conditions prevail
next 24 hours under a few high clouds. A weak cold front is moving
into the area so slowly that only a gradual wind shift can be
expected. No convective temps will be reached.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 324 AM CDT THU SEP 29 2016/

DISCUSSION...

A mid level ridge will continue to build across the Plains as a
large upper low cuts off and slides south over the Ohio River
Valley. At the surface, a backdoor cold front will move across the
region today bringing slightly cooler temperatures. Afternoon
highs should be a few degrees below normal today and Friday. The
upper low will lift into the Great Lakes this weekend as a trough
deepens along the West Coast. Temperatures will rise back above
normal early next week in response to a more Zonal flow and
warming in the mid levels. The West Coast trough will shift east
next week bringing with it a Pacific cold front.

Other than a few storms across the higher terrain this weekend, the
region will remain dry. Models differ on the amplitude of next
week`s trough and whether or not we will see any precip with it.
Will continue to monitor, but will keep the forecast next week
mostly dry for now.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     78  51  79  56 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       80  53  77  56 /   0   0  10  10
Dryden                         84  58  79  59 /   0   0   0  10
Fort Stockton                  81  54  79  58 /   0   0   0  10
Guadalupe Pass                 72  53  71  56 /   0  10  20  10
Hobbs                          77  51  76  53 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          76  50  74  50 /   0   0  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           79  51  79  57 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         79  52  79  57 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           82  54  80  58 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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