Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KMAF 061856
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1256 PM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...

WV imagery shows NW flow aloft over West Texas and Southeast New
Mexico, on the eastern side of a broad, upper-lvl ridge off the west
coast.  To the north, a trough is traversing the U.S./Canadian
border, and will send a cold front thru the region Sunday.  Timing
of the front, forecast soundings, and temp progs suggest temps
climbing to just above normal Sunday afternoon before the front
takes them back below normal Monday.  However, beginning Tuesday,
the west coast ridge begins building inland, and will send temps
back abv normal.  Temps then should peak around Thursday, feeling
more like early April than early February as temps most locations
climb into the mid-70s.  A weak cold front Thursday night will take
temps down a notch into the weekend, but not by much.

It almost goes w/out saying that, with this pattern, a chance of
rain is slim to none, and Slim just left.  However, the ridge will
make for some fairly tame wind fields, putting to rest any critical
fire wx concerns for the moment.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     31  63  29  57 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       24  61  26  55 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         33  71  38  60 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  34  66  33  55 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 32  60  31  52 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          27  60  25  53 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          20  66  22  55 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           26  64  28  55 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         31  63  29  55 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           24  65  27  56 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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