Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
214 PM CST Fri Dec 14 2018

.DISCUSSION...What a day yesterday was! We went from clouds to
rain to ice pellets to snow to wind to sunshine. Today is turning
out to be much quieter. Water Vapor imagery shows the upper level
low has exited Texas and is continuing to move east. Surface
pressure gradients are still pretty tight so winds will continue
to be breezy and out of the north/northwest tonight. They will
then drop off and turn westerly on Saturday. Off to our west, the
ridge is building, and upper level moisture will try to increase.
However, we`re expecting the axis of the ridge to dissipate those
clouds. That means, with clear skies and calm winds, temperatures
will be allowed to drop into the 20s for most areas overnight.
High temperatures will rebound to near normal in the upper 50s and
60s for this weekend and into next week. We`re also expecting dry
conditions until the potential arrival of an upper level
shortwave.

We have been mentioning the potential for some rain showers this
coming week. A weak upper level shortwave looks to push down
through the area. It may bring enough energy for showers on
Tuesday and maybe even Wednesday, but model runs have not been
consistent, so we`ll keep lower rain chances in the forecast for
now.

Garcia



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     26  64  36  61 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       24  63  36  59 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         31  66  36  64 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  29  66  38  62 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 32  55  39  54 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          22  64  33  61 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          18  61  30  61 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           25  64  37  63 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         24  64  36  63 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           22  64  34  63 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

84/04


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