826  
FXUS64 KMAF 221708  
AFDMAF  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
1108 AM CST WED NOV 22 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SEE 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
VFR AND LIGHT WINDS EXPECTED THE NEXT 24 HOURS.  
 

 
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 344 AM CST WED NOV 22 2017/  
 
DISCUSSION...  
 
NOT MANY CHANGES TO THE CURRENT FORECAST. WV IMAGERY SHOWS WEST  
TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO UNDER MERIDIONAL FLOW ALOFT, COURTESY  
OF A HIGHLY-AMPLIFIED RIDGE OVER THE WESTERN CONUS. AN UPPER TROUGH  
IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL IN THE PACNW LATER IN THE WEEK,  
DAMPENING THE RIDGE SOMEWHAT AND TRANSITIONING FLOW ALOFT TO NW.  
THICKNESSES ARE SET TO INCREASE THRU FRIDAY, WHEN AFTERNOON TEMPS  
WILL SOAR INTO THE 80S FOR MUCH OF THE FA. UNFORTUNATELY, THE  
AFOREMENTIONED PACNW TROUGH WILL DROP A COLD FRONT INTO THE REGION  
FRIDAY NIGHT, KNOCKING TEMPS DOWN AROUND 10 DEG F SAT AFTERNOON. THE  
UPPER RIDGE THEN BUILDS EAST INTO MEXICO, AND TEMPS TRY TO RECOVER  
SUN/MON, BUT A SECONDARY TROUGH WILL MOVE THRU THE CENTRAL CONUS  
TUE, SENDING A SECONDARY FRONT INTO THE AREA TUE. THIS FRONT LOOKS  
TO BE MUCH STRONGER THAN THE FIRST, PUSHING TEMPS WELL-BLO NORMAL  
WED AFTERNOON. GFS CHICLETS HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY SIGNALING FIRE WX  
CONCERNS FOR TUE, AND THIS WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED, AS WELL.  
UNFORTUNATELY, THRU THIS ENTIRE FORECAST, RETURN FLOW IS EXIGUOUS,  
AND SO WITH LITTLE MOISTURE TO WORK WITH AS A RESULT, THE GRIDS STAY  
DRY.  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
BIG SPRING 60 39 73 45 / 0 0 0 0  
CARLSBAD 61 37 73 41 / 0 0 0 0  
DRYDEN 66 40 76 45 / 0 0 0 0  
FORT STOCKTON 62 42 73 48 / 0 0 0 0  
GUADALUPE PASS 59 46 69 49 / 0 0 0 0  
HOBBS 60 39 74 44 / 0 0 0 0  
MARFA 63 33 72 35 / 0 0 0 0  
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT 61 40 75 45 / 0 0 0 0  
ODESSA 61 40 75 45 / 0 0 0 0  
WINK 62 36 75 40 / 0 0 0 0  
 

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

 
 

 
 
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