Wednesday, March29, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Redford, TX

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Sunrise 6:54AMSunset 7:17PM Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:08 PM CST (19:08 UTC) Moonrise 7:35AMMoonset 8:32PM Illumination 5% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 2 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Redford, TX
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Area Discussion for - Midland/Odessa, TX
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area forecast discussion
national weather service midland/odessa tx
1234 pm cdt Wed mar 29 2017

See aviation discussion below.

MVFR CIGS at hob will lift by late afternoon and clouds bases
elsewhere will remain mostly above 3kft agl. Otherwise windy
conditions will abate by 01z with westerly wind less than 10kts
thru the night.

Prev discussion /issued 616 am cdt Wed mar 29 2017/

see 12z aviation discussion below.


vfr conditions are expected through the period. West winds will
shift from the northwest and gust to 20-30kts before 18z,
continuing through 00z before subsiding and backing from the west
once again.

prev discussion... /issued 402 am cdt Wed mar 29 2017/
discussion... As of 4:00 am cdt Wednesday... A much calmer day is
in store for west texas/southeast new mexico.

It appears based on sfc obs and radar data that last evenings
severe wx was caused by a retreating dry line (pushed west by
outflow from convection to the east) interacting with a mid level

Satl imagery and kmaf radar is showing that the center of the
upper low is just wsw of lubbock. As the low moves east and the
trough axis passes across there could be some convection across
the guadalupe mtns... Northern eddy/lea counties... And the northern
permian basin. No severe wx is expected as temps will be
significantly cooler (below normal for a change) which would cut
down on the instability. It will be breezy today... But winds
should stay below advisory criteria.

Ridging will move over the southern plains ahead of the next
system which is in the gulf of alaska. This will result in dry
weather thru the remainder of the week along with rapidly warming
temps... Up to 5-10 degrees above normal on Friday. Winds will be
breezy... Especially Friday but will remain below high wind and
advisory criteria.

The trough in the gulf of alaska will move into new mexico
Saturday... Then move slowly east on Sunday. Saturday looks to be
warm and dry. Moist gulf of mexico air will be drawn northwest
into central... And possibly west texas on Sunday. As of now... And
it is very early... Models are hinting at a dryline developing in
the central permian basin Sunday moving east late in the aftn.

Riding will bring warm and dry weather Monday. Yet another upper
low will move across the south central plains next Tuesday and
Wednesday. This system looks like it will be a wind producer.

fire weather... A cold front will move through the area today
bringing cooler temperatures to the area. That combined with rain
across much of the permian basin has alleviated the fire weather
threat for today. One location that may see near critical or low
end critical fire weather conditions is the big bend along the rio
grande where temperatures will be warmest in the area and did not
see any appreciable rainfall yesterday. Given the forecast
uncertainty, decided not to issue a warning and will opt for a
fire danger statement today for our southernmost cwa.

Increasingly warmer and drier conditions will return to the entire
area Thursday and Friday increasing the fire weather threat. However
winds will generally be below 20 mph except perhaps in eddy county
which could see low end critical fire weather conditions. We will
continue to monitor this area for a possible watch or warning over
the next 24-48 hours.


Preliminary point temps/pops
Big spring 46 78 53 85 / 0 0 0 0
carlsbad 43 81 51 83 / 0 0 0 0
dryden 50 83 55 90 / 0 0 0 0
fort stockton 47 82 56 89 / 0 0 0 0
guadalupe pass 43 70 51 72 / 0 0 0 0
hobbs 42 76 50 81 / 0 0 0 0
marfa 40 74 46 80 / 0 0 0 0
midland intl airport 46 78 53 86 / 0 0 0 0
odessa 46 79 53 86 / 0 0 0 0
wink 45 81 52 87 / 0 0 0 0

Maf watches/warnings/advisories
Nm... None.

Tx... None.

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Wind Forecast for Midland/Odessa, TX (15,3,4,5)
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