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|Sunrise 7:43AM||Sunset 8:22PM||Friday April 10, 2020 2:05 PM CDT (19:05 UTC)||Moonrise 9:51PM||Moonset 8:13AM||Illumination 91%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX 1223 PM CDT Fri Apr 10 2020
See aviation discussion below.
AVIATION. MVFR CIGS should become VFR at all terminals by late this afternoon. Thunderstorms are expected to erupt along a stationary front late this afternoon and continue into tonight across portions of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. Confidence was high enough to include a tempo MVFR VSBY group in tsra at KMAF and KINK this evening with prob30 groups at KHOB and KPEQ. Will continue to monitor the latest trends.
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 613 AM CDT Fri Apr 10 2020/
Please see the 12z aviation discussion below.
AVIATION . Scattered to broken skies across most terminals (sans KMAF and KHOB) around 7k ft according to latest obs. Guidance has backed off on timing and sustained impact of MVFR cigs forecast to move in. Satellite showing some low cigs beginning to develop across Pecos river and areas east of KMAF. Have pushed back the arrival time, but sustained the MVFR ceilings arriving for all terminals.
Sites will return to VFR by the afternoon with TSRA development likely between 18-23z. Guidance still on fence of coverage and when/where exactly the storms will impact, but expecting all sites to be under a chance of TSRA between 18-06z. With such a large disagreement in guidance, did not want to venture beyond the VFR improvement time frame, but future impact is likely.
PREV DISCUSSION . /issued 505 AM CDT Fri Apr 10 2020/
A very active few days of weather are in store for West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, courtesy mainly of a menacing closed trough over SoCal. Currently, WV imagery shows a ridge over the south central CONUS, but this will begin moving east today as the west coast trough begins nudging inland. At the sfc, 50+ dewpoints are crawling up the Pecos Rvr Valley, assisted by a 30kt LLJ as per VWP. This moisture is forecast to stay banked up against the higher terrain throughout the day and into tonight, resulting in afternoon mucapes in excess of 1500 J/kg, mainly over the Stockton Plateau, as well as dcapes in excess of 1000 J/kg. Mid-lvl lapse rates increase to 7C/km by 18Z, and increase further by 00Z. Deep-lyr shear is already in place over the region, and is forecast to remain 40-50kts for the next 24 hrs. Convection could develop as soon as late morning (GFS) out west, and move east thru the afternoon and into the evening hours. Large hail/damaging winds will be possible, w/the HRRR, HREF, and SREF suggesting the Pecos supercell making an appearance.
Saturday, the SoCal trough continues moving east, to the AZ/Sonora border by 00Z Sun. Leeside troughing on the Front Range ahead of this feature will induce westerly sfc flow out on the higher terrain, sharpening up a dryline and mixing it east, fairly early, to the Permian basin/lwr Trans Pecos by late morning. Isolated convection will be possible along/east of the dryline during the day, but redevelopment will be possible Sat night as the dryline briefly retreats NW back into the lwr Tran Pecos. Strong deep-lyr shear rounding the base of the trough and mid-lvl lapse rates of up to 9C/km suggests a few hours of nocturnal svr wx over the lwr Trans Pecos before strong westerly sfc flow scours moisture east Sun morning. As the trough approaches Sat afternoon, a marginal mtn wave signature is forecast over the Guadalupes. We'll keep the watch going for there, and extended a bit into Sat night. Winds on Sunday are a bit more in question. MOS products, usually a good indicator of high wind events, suggest a widespread wind event Sun as the trough passes thru the region, and a watch issued. However, at 12Z Sun, the GFS, ECMWF, and CMC are in fairly good agreement w/placing the trough over the NM/Texas border, and in central Texas by 18Z. This timing suggests MOS numbers may be overdone, and we're reluctant to issue any watch products attm. We've toned down windspeeds somewhat, and will mention this in the HWO.
Sun afternoon behind the trough, the always-reliable Easter cold snap arrives as a strong cold front invades the area. The NAM brings it into the upper Colorado Rvr Valley 18-21Z, but this will probably hang up due to diurnal heating, and come thru a few hrs later. Temps Monday morning could drop to freezing over the nrn zones Mon morning, and possible Tue/Wed mornings as well. This is too far out for a watch, but we'll mention this in the HWO. Monday night, frozen precip will be possible nrn Lea County as a disturbance moves thru the Texas Panhandle, before dry wx follows into the extended under zonal flow aloft.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Big Spring 57 80 52 75 / 70 30 10 0 Carlsbad 50 77 50 77 / 20 0 0 0 Dryden 63 89 56 84 / 30 0 20 0 Fort Stockton 59 83 53 76 / 30 0 10 0 Guadalupe Pass 48 65 42 65 / 10 0 0 0 Hobbs 54 76 48 75 / 50 0 0 0 Marfa 47 77 42 72 / 10 0 0 0 Midland Intl Airport 58 80 52 77 / 60 10 10 0 Odessa 58 80 52 76 / 60 10 10 0 Wink 58 82 52 79 / 50 0 0 0
MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NM . High Wind Watch from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night for Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County.
TX . High Wind Watch from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night for Guadalupe Mountains Above 7000 Feet-Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains.
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