Friday, September22, 2017

Marine Weather and Tides
Redford, TX

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What's New / NOTES
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.
5/19/2016 - There were issues with the 3 day airport observation history. I switched to another data source. Let me know if you see any issues with the data feeds.

Sunrise 7:49AMSunset 7:58PM Friday September 22, 2017 7:02 PM CDT (00:02 UTC) Moonrise 8:21AMMoonset 8:14PM Illumination 6% 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.
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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
533 pm cdt Fri sep 22 2017

See 00z aviation discussion below.

Area radars show diurnally-driven convection over the higher
terrain out west, and hi-res models suggest this should die out
w loss of daytime heating. Meanwhile, return flow will be on the
increase in response to leeside troughing on the front range,
developing into a 40-45kt LLJ overnight, keeping winds up and
bringing in ifr lifr CIGS to most terminals. CIGS will improve
toVFR after 18z sat, W strong return flow continuing. Convection
will be on the increase Saturday afternoon, mainly over SE nm, and
we've inserted a mention for kcnm.

Prev discussion issued 315 pm cdt Fri sep 22 2017

Heavy rain and flash flooding possible this weekend into much of
next week...

our region sits between a large upper trough that has developed
across the west and a ridge over the ohio river valley. We are
seeing increasing southwest flow aloft and moist, southeast flow at
the surface this afternoon. Other than some isolated storms in the
higher terrain today, the main show begins Saturday. Rich
moisture will continue to stream across the region as the upper
storm system slowly moves east this weekend. Large scale lift will
first increase across SE nm south to the presidio valley late
tonight into Saturday. This is where showers and storms will
become widespread before moving east. A strong to severe storm is
not out of the question, but heavy rain and flash flooding will be
the main threat. More on that in a bit.

Part of the upper trough will lift into the northern plains Sunday
into Monday helping to drag the axis of precipitation east into west
texas. Meanwhile, a cold front will enter the texas panhandle Monday
and slowly move south through the week. Another shortwave is
forecast to deepen the upper trough once again over the great
basin early next week. Southwesterly flow aloft will continue with
embedded disturbances leading to periods of enhanced lift across
the area. These disturbances are hard to time, but another likely
focus for convection will be the cold front mentioned above. This
front is currently forecast to arrive on Tuesday and slowly make
its way across the area. While the front will bring much cooler
air, it will also tend to be a focus for very heavy rainfall. Not
only will we have the front, but a soon to be named tropical
system in the pacific will provide upper level moisture. The heavy
rain threat could last into much of next week before the upper
trough lifts north.

Now more on the heavy rain threat. Pwat's on this morning's
sounding have already increased to 1.2", nearly 120% of normal for
late september. This number is only expected to increase into next
week. The threat for heavy rain will initially occur Saturday from
artesia south to van horn. This threat shifts into the permian
basin and trans pecos Sunday into much of next week. It is not out
of the question that some locations across could see over 5 inches
of rain by the end of next week. A flash flood watch will likely
be needed sometime in the coming days. Temperatures will cool
significantly behind the front with highs possibly in the 60's by
midweek if we can get widespread precipitation.

Preliminary point temps pops
Big spring 70 87 70 85 10 10 30 50
carlsbad 67 84 64 85 30 70 80 30
dryden 72 88 71 88 10 20 40 50
fort stockton 69 87 69 81 10 20 70 60
guadalupe pass 63 79 61 79 30 70 70 20
hobbs 67 81 64 77 20 50 80 50
marfa 61 84 60 78 20 50 70 50
midland intl airport 72 87 70 80 10 20 50 60
odessa 72 86 70 81 10 20 60 60
wink 69 88 67 85 10 40 80 50

Maf watches warnings advisories
Nm... None.

Tx... None.

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