Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 092324
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
524 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

.DISCUSSION...

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.AVIATION...
With upper ridge over the area and weak surface pressure gradient
look for a light and variable wind. VFR with clear skies.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 206 PM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...

Benign weather conditions look to continue across the region for
the next seven days, with above normal temperatures and no
chance of precipitation.

A high amplitude pattern with ridging over the western US and a
deep trough extending from Hudson Bay to the Gulf Coast continues
to maintain northwest flow aloft across southeast New Mexico and
west Texas. A return to southwesterly surface flow has allowed for
temperatures today to climb back above normal, with highs in the
60s to around 70 degrees still looking on target for this
afternoon. Lows tonight will be close to normal for this time of
year, ranging from the upper 20s across southeast New Mexico to
around 40 degrees south, with lower 20s possible for the Marfa
Plateau. Wednesday will be even warmer, with highs expected to be
10 to 15 degrees above normal area-wide. Higher elevations should
see temperatures in the middle to upper 60s, with middle to upper
70s elsewhere. A cold front will move through the region
Thursday, though it will pass with little fanfare aside from
briefly gusty northeast winds and slightly cooler, but still above
normal temperatures. Similarly weak fronts are progged to move
through Saturday and Monday, though not much change is expected
through the extended, as above normal temperatures will continue
to be the rule, with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 30s
and 40s. Thankfully, winds should remain on the light side, thus
precluding major fire weather concerns despite the persistently
warm and dry pattern.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     33  75  39  70 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       28  77  35  71 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         37  79  41  79 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  39  76  43  75 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 39  66  42  65 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          30  73  34  67 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          23  68  26  70 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           33  76  37  71 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         34  75  39  71 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           28  76  32  73 /   0   0   0   0

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