Special Weather Statement
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
448 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-062200-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...TATUM...HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...
SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...ANDREWS...STANTON...
BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...
KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...
MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...
FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...MARATHON...
DRYDEN...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
448 AM CST TUE DEC 6 2016 /348 AM MST TUE DEC 6 2016/

...ARCTIC AIR INVASION WEDNESDAY NIGHT...WITH WINTRY PRECIPITATION
POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY...

A BLAST OF ARCTIC AIR WILL SEND TEMPERATURES PLUNGING WEDNESDAY
NIGHT.  STIFF NORTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL DROP WIND
CHILLS INTO THE TEENS AND 20S BEHIND THE FRONT.  BY THURSDAY
MORNING...LOW TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER TEENS IN
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY...TO AROUND 30 NEAR FORT STOCKTON AND 40-45
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.

AS COLD..NORTHEAST UPSLOPE WINDS PUSH INTO THE TRANS PECOS AFTER
MIDNIGHT...AN UPPER DISTURBANCE WILL APPROACH AND COULD DEVELOP A
WINTRY MIX OF FREEZING RAIN...SNOW...AND RAIN ALONG THE INTERSTATE
10 CORRIDOR.  LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT...AREAS SOUTH OF A GUADALUPE
PASS...TO WINK...TO MIDLAND...TO COLORADO CITY LINE WILL BE
VULNERABLE TO FREEZING RAIN.  THE SOUTHERN EXTENT OF THE FREEZING
RAIN WILL BE ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM ROUGHLY VAN HORN...TO
MARFA...TO ALPINE...TO SHEFFIELD.  EAST OF FORT STOCKTON...A FEW
FLURRIES WILL BE POSSIBLE. THURSDAY MORNING...FREEZING RAIN COULD
SPREAD NORTH INTO SOUTHERN EDDY AND LEA COUNTIES...AS WELL AS THE
PERMIAN BASIN AND WESTERN LOW ROLLING PLAINS.  BY THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...FREEZING RAIN SHOULD BE LIMITED TO THE
DELAWARE...DAVIS...AND APACHE MOUNTAINS...AS WELL AS THE STOCKTON
PLATEAU.  ALTHOUGH PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE
LIGHT...DANGEROUS TRAVEL CONDITIONS COULD EXIST IN THESE AREAS
LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING...IF NOT THURSDAY
AFTERNOON...AS HIGH TEMPERATURES MAY STAY IN THE 30S...EXCEPT
ALONG THE RIO GRANDE.  FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE EVEN COLDER...SO
PREPARE YOUR PLANTS...PIPES...PETS...AND VEHICLES FOR COLD
WEATHER.  KEEP ABREAST OF THE LATEST WEATHER FORECASTS AND
INFORMATION FOR POSSIBLE CHANGES.

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