Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 242333
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
533 PM CST Fri Jan 24 2020

.DISCUSSION...

See 00z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions are expected for the next 24 hours. Mostly light
southerly winds will become westerly and northwesterly by
Saturday afternoon. Some gusts are possible during the afternoon
hours.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 204 PM CST Fri Jan 24 2020/

DISCUSSION...
Today surface high pressure will move east with an organized surface
low developing to the north of CWFA on Sat. This will favor warm
downslope winds and above normal temps Sat PM. In wake of surface
low/shrtwv trof a weak front will follow Sunday. Other than a brief
wind shift the front will go mostly unnoticed with temps still in
the 60s. Another mid-level shrtwv trof will approach Monday with a
building low-level thermal ridge, increasing westerly winds and a
noticeable warm-up. High winds are increasingly likely in the mtns
Mon. Said shrtwv trof will be potent with mid-level moisture and
brief wrap around -SHRA are possible Mon night-Tue AM across the n-e
CWFA. Cooler temps will follow for Tue PM. For Thur we are closely
watching a potential precip/winter precip generating mid/upper low.
There are some model differences that would impact location, precip
type, placement and amount, timing is pretty good.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     42  69  36  66 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       37  70  34  67 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         42  69  42  73 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  43  72  41  69 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 40  58  36  57 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          36  67  33  65 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          35  67  32  66 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           42  70  35  67 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         42  70  36  67 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           37  71  34  69 /   0   0   0   0

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