Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
144 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Central and Western U.S. locked into a summer pattern with ridge in
control of wx.  The upper ridge centered over NM this morning will
wobble around but not shift west until early next week.  As it does
temperatures should decrease a little and rain chances increase.

Persistent S/SE wind will keep low level moisture high which will
help to moderate temperatures.  Current dewpts into the lower 60s.
The normal high for most of the region for late July is the mid 90s.
Expect highs a little above normal in the uppers 90s through the
rest of the week with 100 or more along the Pecos and Rio Grande.
With so little day to day change went with a blend between guidance
and persistence.  The last time MAF recorded 100 degrees or more was
July 3rd. Next week may be a a little cooler with long range
guidance trending downward as the ridge center moves off.

Had a few showers and storms kick off before noon in Eddy county but
as of 18z most precip is west of the CWA.  Model qpf keeps the
precip mainly around the western edge of the region due to the
ridge.  Best chances the rest of the afternoon and evening should be
over the higher elevations from near CNM to MRF.  QPF also shows a
little precip moving down across the NE Permian Basin Saturday night
and/or Sunday as shortwaves come down around east side of ridge.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     73  99  73 100 /   0   0   0  10
Carlsbad                       72 100  72  99 /  10  10  10  10
Dryden                         74  99  75 102 /  10   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  73  98  73  99 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 69  89  68  90 /  10  10  10  10
Hobbs                          71  96  70  96 /  10   0   0   0
Marfa                          61  90  60  91 /  10  10  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           74  99  74  99 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         74  99  74  99 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           74 102  73 102 /  10   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$

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