179  
FXUS64 KMAF 212309  
AFDMAF  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
509 PM CST FRI FEB 21 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SEE 00Z AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW.  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. WINDS WILL  
GENERALLY BE LIGHT OUT OF THE SOUTH THROUGH THE PERIOD.  
 

 
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 157 PM CST FRI FEB 21 2020/  
 
DISCUSSION...  
 
AFTER ANOTHER CHILLY DAY, MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS RETURN FOR THE  
WEEKEND WITH STRONG WINDS POSSIBLE SUNDAY.  
 
FOG HAS BEEN PERSISTENT ALONG THE FRONT RANGE OF THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS  
TODAY WITH WEBCAMS AT THE I-10/I-20 SPLIT STILL SHOWING LOW  
VISIBILITIES. FOG IS EXPECTED TO CLEAR OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF HOURS  
AND NOT RETURN TONIGHT. MOST LOCATIONS HAVE STRUGGLED TO REACH 40  
DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON DUE TO THE THICK CLOUD COVER MOVING ACROSS  
MUCH OF THE AREA. SURFACE RIDGING HAS MOVED EAST OF THE REGION  
AND WINDS HAVE RETURNED TO THE SOUTH. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR  
MODERATING TEMPERATURES AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND.  
 
AN INTENSE UPPER LOW WILL MOVE ASHORE ALONG THE WEST COAST TONIGHT  
AND QUICKLY MOVE EAST. AHEAD OF THIS SYSTEM EXPECT A FAIRLY NICE  
SATURDAY WITH LIGHT WINDS, A FEW PEAKS OF SUN AND TEMPERATURES  
WARMING MOSTLY IN TO THE 60'S. A SHORTWAVE MOVING AROUND THE BASE  
OF THE UPPER TROUGH COULD HELP PRODUCE A FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS AND PORTIONS OF SE NM, HOWEVER QPF AMOUNTS  
LOOK TO REMAIN UNDER A TENTH OF AN INCH. THE MAIN IMPACT FROM THIS  
STORM WILL ARRIVE SUNDAY IN THE FORM OF WIND AS A STRONG SURFACE  
LOW FORMS IN THE TX PANHANDLE. A PACIFIC FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH  
DURING THE DAY SUNDAY WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS DEVELOPING AREAWIDE  
BY AFTERNOON. CLOUDS MAY LIMIT MIXING, BUT BELIEVE AT LEAST SOME  
OF THE STRONGER WINDS ALOFT WILL MIX TO THE SURFACE. HIGH WINDS  
ARE LOOKING LIKELY ACROSS THE GUADALUPE/DELAWARE AND DAVIS  
MOUNTAINS WITH EVEN 25-35 MPH SUSTAINED WINDS POSSIBLE IN THE  
PLAINS. WENT AHEAD AND ISSUED A HIGH WIND WATCH FOR THE MOUNTAINS  
WITH AN ADVISORY MOST CERTAINLY NEEDED IN THE COMING PERIODS FOR  
THE PLAINS.  
 
TEMPERATURES DON'T COOL MUCH BEHIND SUNDAY'S STORM SYSTEM, BUT A  
STRONGER COLD FRONT IS DUE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY MORNING. AFTER ANOTHER  
CHILLY MID TO LATE WEEK PERIOD, WARMER CONDITIONS LOOK POSSIBLE  
AGAIN BY THE WEEKEND. NOT SURE HOW LONG WE CAN KEEP UP THESE  
BEAUTIFUL WEEKENDS SO ENJOY THEM WHILE YOU CAN!  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
BIG SPRING 39 62 47 72 / 0 0 0 10  
CARLSBAD 38 66 46 69 / 0 10 10 10  
DRYDEN 39 63 45 77 / 0 0 0 0  
FORT STOCKTON 40 70 50 75 / 0 0 0 0  
GUADALUPE PASS 39 61 47 58 / 0 0 10 10  
HOBBS 36 62 45 67 / 0 0 0 10  
MARFA 36 67 44 67 / 0 0 0 0  
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT 38 62 45 71 / 0 0 0 0  
ODESSA 38 62 46 70 / 0 0 0 0  
WINK 39 66 47 72 / 0 0 0 0  
 

 
   
MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
NM...HIGH WIND WATCH FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR  
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY.  
 
TX...HIGH WIND WATCH FROM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR  
DAVIS MOUNTAINS-GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS ABOVE 7000 FEET-  
GUADALUPE AND DELAWARE MOUNTAINS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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