Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX
FXUS64 KMAF 210935
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
335 AM CST Sat Jan 21 2017
Wind wind wind. As one upper trough moves away from the area
another moves this way. This next trough is very strong and will
move down along the US/Mex border as it pushes east and reaches the
area by midday. This will result in a very windy day today. After
this next trough moves away upper ridge builds in from the west.
Yesterday was windy but today should be even more so. The 700mb
wind fields show a large area of 50-60 kts moving across the area
today and tonight with guidance pushing the elevated wind speeds out
most of the night. Eta shows a 991mb surface low spinning up over
the panhandle today with a tight pressure gradient with it. Have
expanded the High Wind Warning across Reeves and Pecos counties and
have expanded the Wind Advisory east across the whole CWA. The wind
should be very strong by noon but may drop off around sunset only to
pick up again overnight. Will extend the warnings/advisories out
through 12z... if winds drop off earlier may need to be killed a few
hours early Sunday. Should get a break for a few days but Tuesday
looking windy again.
Showers are likely today west with a slight chance east... isolated
storms possible areawide today. Models develop most qpf west over
the higher elevations but blowing dust may turn out to be a bigger
concern as will be possible near any open field or construction site.
Could end up with muddy rain drops.
Do have widespread cloud cover this morning keeping temperatures
elevated but this should clear overnight. Highs today should warm
into the 60s over much of the area with 70s on Monday. Another
front mid week knocks highs down into the 50s for the rest of the
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring 64 40 62 39 / 20 0 0 0
Carlsbad 57 38 62 37 / 40 0 0 0
Dryden 70 43 70 42 / 20 10 0 0
Fort Stockton 65 41 63 43 / 40 10 0 0
Guadalupe Pass 45 27 50 38 / 70 10 0 0
Hobbs 56 37 60 36 / 30 0 0 0
Marfa 56 29 57 35 / 60 10 0 0
Midland Intl Airport 62 40 62 38 / 20 0 0 0
Odessa 61 40 62 39 / 20 0 0 0
Wink 60 39 63 38 / 30 0 0 0
NM...Wind Advisory until 5 AM MST Sunday for Central Lea County-
Northern Lea County-Southern Lea County.
High Wind Warning until 5 AM MST Sunday for Eddy County Plains.
High Wind Warning until 5 AM MST Sunday for Guadalupe Mountains
of Eddy County.
TX...Wind Advisory until 6 AM CST Sunday for Andrews-Borden-Crane-
High Wind Warning until 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ Sunday for Big Bend
Area-Marfa Plateau-Pecos-Reeves County and Upper Trans
Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor.
High Wind Warning until 6 AM CST /5 AM MST/ Sunday for
Davis/Apache Mountains Area-Guadalupe Mountains.