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943
FXUS64 KMAF 192114
AFDMAF

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
314 PM CST Fri Dec 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
Satellite imagery shows low clouds have slowly eroded from southwest
to northeast today. This has kept afternoon temperatures on the
cool side, especially across the northern and eastern portions of
the Permian Basin where low clouds remain in place. Indications
are that fog and low clouds will again reestablish themselves
along and east of the Pecos River overnight. Thus, we have
included mention of areas of fog in the forecast for these
locations.

Overall, the entire forecast looks dry with moderate temperatures
for southeast New Mexico and southwest Texas through the period.
Surface low pressure along and east of the northern and central
portions of the Rockies will result in south to southwest surface
winds on Saturday with downslope westerly winds on Sunday and
Monday. The resulting warming trend will push high temperatures
into the upper 60s and lower 70s by Monday afternoon.

As a Northern Plains upper level storm system and associated low
pressure area slides into the Upper Midwest early Tuesday, we should
see a cool down as a cold front slides into our area Tuesday
morning.  Little or no precipitation is forecast with this system,
except perhaps over the extreme northeast portions of the Permian
Basin and Rolling Plains. However, with the progressive nature of
the northern stream, impacts from this cold front will be brief
and uneventful. A quick exit of this cooler air will bring another
warming trend to our area, with high temperatures near 70
expected on Christmas Day.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 35  56  36  63  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              36  55  40  64  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                27  56  29  67  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  44  58  43  67  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           38  60  40  68  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          32  52  35  57  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   29  54  31  63  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   25  58  24  61  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    36  56  37  64  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  36  57  37  64  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    32  61  33  69  /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...NONE.
TX...NONE.

&&

$$

12/03

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