Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
330 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016

.DISCUSSION...

See 12Z Aviation Discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions should prevail next 24 hours as southerly flow
increases slightly.  A few high clouds will be possible.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 327 AM CST SAT FEB 13 2016/

DISCUSSION...

Temperatures are expected to be slightly cooler today than
yesterday behind a weak backdoor cold front that is coming into
the area this morning. Low level moisture will increase this
afternoon as surface winds become southerly. The upper flow will
start to become more zonal today as a shortwave/upper trough moves
into the Northern Plains.

This trough will send a cold front into the area during the day on
Sunday and another one on Monday resulting in slightly cooler but
above normal temperatures. An upper trough begins to deepen from the
Great Lakes region south to the Mississippi Valley on Monday.
Another cold front is expected to push into the CWA on Tuesday but
will not have much of an influence on temperatures.  Temperatures
will warm up into the upper 70s to lower 80s beginning on Wednesday
as upper ridging builds over the region.  The ECMWF is hinting at a
possible chance of precipitation next Saturday but the upper pattern
is not in agreement with the GFS so kept conditions dry for the
whole forecast period.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     70  46  68  37 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       74  37  72  36 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         76  48  78  44 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  77  45  74  42 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 71  43  69  42 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          73  38  68  34 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          73  33  73  30 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           72  45  70  37 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         72  45  70  36 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           74  40  73  35 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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