Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
350 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Zonal flow will continue through Saturday, causing temperatures
to rise above normal with highs reaching the 80s most areas every
day. An upper level trough currently off Baja California, will
move east in this zonal flow the next several days arriving on
Thursday. The trough will give our CWA a slight chance for
showers and thunderstorms though with limited moisture we do not
anticipate much rainfall.

The trough moves east Friday leaving westerly flow in it`s wake
and sending highs to near 90 degrees on Saturday. Models show
another trough moving across the Rockies and into the Central
Plains Sunday pushing a cold front into the CWA. Currently, the
trough is expected to deepen into an upper low over East Texas
giving our far eastern counties a chance for rainfall Saturday
night. The only chance our central and western counties have for
rainfall is if this low develops earlier, which unfortunately none
of the models are doing. An eastern trough/western ridge pattern
develops early next week, keeping heights from increasing and
allowing temperatures to be closer to normal.

Hennig

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     52  84  56  80 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       52  86  54  83 /   0   0   0  20
Dryden                         51  83  56  81 /   0   0   0  10
Fort Stockton                  55  87  58  85 /   0   0   0  10
Guadalupe Pass                 56  80  57  79 /   0   0  10  20
Hobbs                          49  82  51  79 /   0   0   0  10
Marfa                          48  83  51  82 /   0   0   0  10
Midland Intl Airport           53  84  56  81 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         52  84  56  81 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           51  87  55  84 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

$$

29/10



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