961  
FXUS64 KMAF 082323  
AFDMAF  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
523 PM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
..NEW AVIATION
 
 
   
SHORT TERM
 
 
(THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT)  
ISSUED AT 150 PM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND WILL  
MOVE TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES AREA ON FRIDAY. ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH  
WILL MOVE FROM THE WEST COAST TONIGHT TO THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN  
PLAINS ON SATURDAY MORNING. A SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL APPROACH WEST  
TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY  
WILL MOSTLY BE IN THE 60S AND 70S WITH LIGHT WINDS. A NORTHERLY WIND  
SHIFT ACROSS SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN  
TONIGHT WILL BRING COOLER TEMPERATURES TO THESE AREAS. LOW  
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S ACROSS PORTIONS OF  
SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO TO THE 60S ACROSS THE LOWER TRANS PECOS AND RIO  
GRANDE. PATCHY FOG WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA  
TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. LIGHT DRIZZLE AND RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE  
FRIDAY MORNING ACROSS MAINLY THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN. CHANCES OF  
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR PORTIONS  
OF SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO AND THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN. HIGH  
TEMPERATURES ON FRIDAY ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE 50S ACROSS  
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA TO THE 80S IN THE BIG BEND. LOW  
TEMPERATURES FRIDAY NIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE 30S TO NEAR 60  
DEGREES. RAIN CHANCES WILL LINGER FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS PORTIONS OF  
THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN.  
 

 
   
LONG TERM
 
 
(SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY)  
ISSUED AT 150 PM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
THE COMING WEEKEND SHOULD SEE FAIRLY QUIET CONDITIONS WITH  
TEMPERATURES REMAINING ABOVE NORMAL IN THE 60S AND 70S. A LARGE  
UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES INTO THE PLAINS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST  
MONDAY AND INTO TUESDAY. WITH THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THE LOW SITTING  
OVERHEAD, THE ASSOCIATED JET WILL MAKE FOR BREEZIER CONDITIONS AND  
POSSIBLE HIGH WINDS IN THE GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS. A COLD  
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA MONDAY EVENING AND TEMPERATURES  
WILL BE COOLED BACK TOWARDS NORMAL. AFTERNOON HIGHS REACH THE 50S  
FOR TUESDAY-THURSDAY WITH LOWS NEAR OR BELOW FREEZING. THE EXTENDED  
FORECAST REMAINS DRY WITH PRECIPITATION NOT EXPECTED EVEN WITH THE  
PASSAGE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED COLD FRONT ON MONDAY.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
(00Z TAFS)  
ISSUED AT 517 PM CST THU DEC 8 2022  
 
CURRENTLY, ALL TERMINALS ARE VFR WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS.  
OVERNIGHT, LOW CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE IN FROM THE SOUTHEAST.  
FST AND MAF WILL SEE LOW CLOUDS FIRST WITH EXPANSION TOWARDS THE  
NORTHWEST THROUGH THE VERY EARLY MORNING. THESE CLOUDS ARE  
EXPECTED BRING MVFR CEILINGS TO THE WESTERN TERMINALS AND IFR  
CEILINGS TO THE EASTERN TERMINALS. PATCHY FOG WILL ALSO BE  
POSSIBLE FOR THE EASTERN TERMINALS WITH SOME VISIBILITY  
REDUCTIONS TOMORROW MORNING. WINDS REMAIN LIGHT AND VARIABLE  
THROUGH MOST OF THE PERIOD.  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
BIG SPRING 55 66 55 67 / 10 20 10 10  
CARLSBAD 45 60 41 64 / 0 0 0 0  
DRYDEN 59 70 57 72 / 0 0 0 0  
FORT STOCKTON 56 70 52 67 / 0 0 0 0  
GUADALUPE PASS 46 60 43 60 / 0 0 0 0  
HOBBS 43 58 46 64 / 0 20 10 0  
MARFA 43 69 41 67 / 0 0 0 0  
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT 55 67 54 67 / 0 10 10 0  
ODESSA 56 67 54 67 / 0 10 10 0  
WINK 51 66 49 68 / 0 10 0 0  
 

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

 
 

 
 
SHORT TERM...80  
LONG TERM....93  
AVIATION...91  
 
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