Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:27AM||Sunset 7:02PM||Sunday February 23, 2020 8:35 AM CST (14:35 UTC)||Moonrise 7:05AM||Moonset 6:36PM||Illumination 0%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Redford, TXHourly EDIT Help
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 507 AM CST Sun Feb 23 2020
Please see the 12z aviation discussion below.
AVIATION. Prevailing VFR conditions will continue. West to southwest winds will increase this afternoon with widespread 20-30 mph sustained with higher gusts at all terminals. Height of the winds will occur between 18-23z before slowly subsiding at the turn of the Zulu day. Skies will clear out by the end of the period with ceilings remaining above 10k feet AGL the next 24 hrs.
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 322 AM CST Sun Feb 23 2020/
DISCUSSION . It appears we are seeing a pattern shift with the nice early wet start of the year changing to a more typical pattern with upper lows moving into the Central Plains leaving us dry and windy. Such is the case today with a low pressure system moving into southern Kansas bringing strong winds to the higher elevations of the Davis and Guadalupe Mountains, with very windy conditions spreading farther east into the western Permian Basin. There has been some decent rainfall, especially for this time of year, across the area recently so do not believe blowing dust will be much of a problem even with such windy conditions. Significant cloud cover could play a factor in keeping winds below forecast levels which will need to be monitored through the day. Westerly winds today and tomorrow will provide pleasant high temps in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
The first low departs and a second drops south out of Canada into the Central Plains on Tuesday amplifying a West Coast ridge. Northerly upper flow along the spine of the Rockies will dump cold Canadian air into Texas and New Mexico sending highs back below normal on Tuesday and Wednesday. Again, with the best lift well to the north, there will be no chance for rain with this front. Surface high pressure then shifts east for another warm up to end the week.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Big Spring 71 42 68 38 / 10 0 0 0 Carlsbad 68 39 72 35 / 10 0 0 0 Dryden 74 48 76 44 / 10 0 0 0 Fort Stockton 76 45 70 40 / 10 0 0 0 Guadalupe Pass 56 36 59 35 / 20 0 0 0 Hobbs 68 37 68 33 / 10 0 0 0 Marfa 69 35 64 33 / 0 0 0 0 Midland Intl Airport 72 43 70 38 / 10 0 0 0 Odessa 71 42 69 38 / 10 0 0 0 Wink 73 40 72 37 / 0 0 0 0
MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NM . Wind Advisory from 8 AM this morning to 5 PM MST this afternoon for Central Lea County-Eddy County Plains-Northern Lea County-Southern Lea County.
High Wind Warning from 8 AM this morning to 11 PM MST this evening for Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.
TX . High Wind Warning from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening for Davis Mountains.
Wind Advisory from 9 AM this morning to 6 PM CST this evening for Andrews-Davis Mountains Foothills-Eastern Culberson County-Ector-Gaines-Loving-Reeves County Plains-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.
High Wind Warning from 8 AM this morning to 11 PM MST this evening for Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains.
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