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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa Texas
630 PM CDT sun Mar 26 2017

Discussion...

Please see the 27/00z aviation forecast discussion below.

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Aviation...

VFR conditions will persist through the next 24 hours within the
dry slot of a potent upper low currently over southwestern Kansas.
Strong westerly surface winds across all terminals now will
drop below 10 kts by 27/01z as the planetary boundary layer decouples. A weak cold
front is expected to drop south across the Panhandle overnight,
with frontal passage expected across khob, kink, and kmaf in the
08-10z range, with the front becoming quasi-stationary more or
less along the Pecos River. Winds will continue to veer to a
northeasterly, then easterly direction north of the front with
winds generally below 10 kts.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Big Spring 46 82 58 82 / 0 0 10 40
Carlsbad 46 82 52 81 / 0 0 0 10
Dryden 55 90 59 89 / 0 0 0 20
Fort Stockton 53 86 57 85 / 0 0 0 10
Guadalupe Pass 48 74 53 70 / 0 0 0 0
Hobbs 42 78 49 78 / 0 0 0 10
Marfa 38 78 41 77 / 0 0 0 0
Midland Intl Airport 47 83 58 83 / 0 0 10 30
Odessa 46 82 57 84 / 0 0 10 20
Wink 44 85 52 84 / 0 0 0 10

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Maf watches/warnings/advisories...
nm...red flag warning until 9 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
Mountains-southeast plains.

High Wind Warning until 8 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
Mountains of Eddy County.

Texas...red flag warning until 10 PM CDT /9 PM MDT/ this evening for
Andrews-Big Bend area-Borden-Crane-Davis/Apache Mountains
area-Dawson-Ector-Gaines-Glasscock-Guadalupe Mountains-
Howard-Loving-Marfa Plateau-Martin-Midland-Mitchell-Pecos-
Reagan-Reeves County and upper trans Pecos-Scurry-Upton-Van
Horn and Highway 54 corridor-Ward-Winkler.

High Wind Warning until 8 PM MDT this evening for Guadalupe
Mountains.

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