Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:15AM||Sunset 8:41PM||Friday May 24, 2019 7:49 AM CDT (12:49 UTC)||Moonrise 12:00AM||Moonset 10:36AM||Illumination 70%|
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Area Discussion for - Midland/Odessa, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service midland odessa tx
649 am cdt Fri may 24 2019
Please see 12z aviation discussion below.
A mix of MVFRVFR CIGS exist across the region this morning.
Ceilings could lower to 800-1000 ft at maf and hob where tempo
groups for ifr were added. All TAF sites should eventually improve
toVFR after 17z. As the dryline sets up across the permian basin
this afternoon, winds will increase and become gusty out of the
south especially at maf and fst. Isolated TS could develop in the
vicinity of maf and fst this afternoon, but confidence is too low
to include at this time.
Prev discussion issued 400 am cdt Fri may 24 2019
wv imagery shows a large upper trough centered over mt wy, and
extending down thru socal, maintaining progressive SW flow aloft
over west texas and southeast new mexico. Closer to home, area
radars show diminishing returns over the south plains W loss of
diurnal heating. Kmaf VWP shows a 30+kt LLJ right off the deck,
which helped support convection earlier last night.
Latest sfc analysis shows a trough over west texas, which has
resulted in a surge of gulf moisture into the area on return
flow llj, and this is in the process of banking the dryline back up
against the higher terrain. Temps will be tempered by morning
stratus in the east, but will be unhindered out west. Forecast
soundings along east of the dryline yield afternoon mucapes nr 4000
j kg at kmaf at 21z, and in excess of at least 2500 j kg elsewhere.
Wind shear is pretty much unidirectional thru the column, but mid-
lvl lapse rates of 7 c km or better and dcapes in excess of 1000
j kg warrants a hail wind threat, and we've mentioned this in the
As the current trough ejects NE into canada, a secondary trough will
dive out of bc down the west coast, maintaining the trough over the
wrn CONUS as the upper ridge over the gulf coast states remains
anchored in place. This will result in a repeat of today's weather
sat sun. Sounding parameters are similar to those mentioned above,
so we'll continue to mention severe in the grids over the weekend.
Over the weekend, a tertiary trough will follow the second down the
west coast and is forecast to arrive at the four corners by 06z tue.
This will shunt moisture east after 12z mon, W long-range models
hinting at a few relatively dry days mon-wed. Tue night, as the
third trough ejects into the central plains, it will drop a weak
cold front into the region, for a chance of convection east and
south. Winds veer back to return flow Wed night, surging moisture
back into the area. By this time, long-range models are out of sync
w one another, but generally maintain zonal flow over the region,
which will keep temps just below-normal and a chance of convection
in play each day.
Preliminary point temps pops
Big spring 84 70 87 69 50 30 30 20
carlsbad 91 67 94 69 0 20 10 20
dryden 90 73 90 72 30 20 20 20
fort stockton 88 70 92 70 30 10 30 10
guadalupe pass 85 63 88 65 0 10 0 10
hobbs 87 66 88 65 20 20 20 30
marfa 89 61 91 63 10 10 10 20
midland intl airport 85 70 88 69 50 30 30 20
odessa 86 69 88 69 50 30 30 20
wink 91 70 93 69 20 20 20 20
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