Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
326 AM CST Wed Nov 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Upper trough swinging across the plains this morning pushing a cold
front south. As the trough moves east will have a brief flat ridge
over the region. Later today an upper trough will move onto the NW
coast moving across the Intermountain West on Thursday. On Friday
this trough digs southward to Mexico before cutting off on
Saturday. By Monday the low opens up and swings east.

Have a weak cold front moving through the area this morning as the
wind shifts around to the N but models quickly bring it back to the
S by midday.  Have an area of mid clouds over the region but do have
a clearing line moving across from west to east.  Will have very
chilly temps this morning across the NW as colder air works down
into the region. A Freeze Warning is in effect this morning for
the Upper Trans Pecos westward to Culberson.

Temperatures will be cooler today in the 50s warming to near normal
in the 60s on Thursday and Friday.  Lows mainly in the 30s.  Another
cold front sags down into the area Friday then pushes through early
Saturday. Highs only in the 40s Saturday.

Precip chances enter the forecast beginning Friday due to the cut
off low and continue through Sunday night.  For now keeping all
precip as liquid but will have to monitor developments if a
mention of snow will be needed.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     56  33  63  38 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       57  28  63  32 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         63  38  67  44 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  59  36  68  42 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 50  31  56  38 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          53  27  60  32 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          54  24  64  28 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           57  32  64  37 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         58  32  63  38 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           58  29  66  34 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...Freeze Warning until 8 AM CST /7 AM MST/ this morning for
     Guadalupe Mountains-Loving-Reeves County and Upper Trans
     Pecos-Van Horn and Highway 54 Corridor-Ward-Winkler.

&&

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