Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
310 AM CDT FRI JUL 29 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge remains stretched across the country with a 597 high
centered over the Great Basin.  This allows easterly flow to carry
good moisture and weak impulses into the region.  Not expecting much
day to day change in the summer pattern but center of ridge should
shift east to the Central Plains early next week.

Above normal temps will continue... readings this time of year for
the Permian Basin are in the mid 90s.  The crazy high temps recently
experienced along the Rio Grande... especially Rio Grande Village...
have been cooler due to some rain/cloud cover.  850mb temps will be
about the same today with a slight increase on Saturday.  Highs in
the 100s should become more common around the area next week.

Had some storms over the upper Trans Pecos and along the Rio Grande
during the afternoon... and some move across the Permian Basin
during the evening.  Orographic lift did not play much of part in
yesterdays storms.  Can expect additional storms next few days as
subsidence not enough to stop afternoon convection.  QPF today
mainly over the Southern CWA and along the Rio Grande... while on
Saturday it looks to be more over the higher elevations and
especially the Davis Mtns.  Low pops mainly over the west the next
few days.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     97  73  98  74 /  10   0  10  10
Carlsbad                       96  71  97  72 /   0  10  10  10
Dryden                         97  74  97  75 /  10   0  10  10
Fort Stockton                  95  72  96  74 /  10   0  10  10
Guadalupe Pass                 88  67  88  68 /  10  10  20  20
Hobbs                          95  69  96  70 /  10  10  10  10
Marfa                          88  60  89  62 /  20  10  20  10
Midland Intl Airport           97  72  98  73 /  10   0  10  10
Odessa                         97  72  96  74 /  10   0  10  10
Wink                           97  73  98  74 /   0   0  10  10

&&

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

$$

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