Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 050913
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
313 AM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

.DISCUSSION...
A strong shortwave trough diving across SE NM/W TX this afternoon
will push a weak front through the area later today.  After that the
region will stay on the eastern edge of a West Coast ridge through
the weekend as a long wave trough moves down across the Central
Plains.  The ridge will slowly shift east through the middle of
next week providing mild wx for the area.

Have a dry airmass in place this morning with dewpts mainly in the
teens that will result in a chilly start to the morning but should
warm quickly. Will start the day with a mainly south wind that will
shift around to the north and become brisk during the afternoon as a
front spreads across SE NM and the western CWA. However any cool
down will be brief as a surface low over the Panhandle brings the
wind back around to the S/SW on Saturday.  So expect another chilly
morning Saturday with near normal temps by afternoon under abundant
sunshine.  Temps will bounce around for a few days before warming
into the 70s later in the week as the upper ridge moves in.

Overall expect mostly sunny/clear skies the next few days.
The forecast will remain dry with no mention of precip through next
week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     53  26  57  32 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       52  22  61  29 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         60  31  63  33 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  57  28  61  35 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 47  24  52  35 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          50  22  56  29 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          55  17  57  19 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           54  25  58  30 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         52  25  59  33 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           55  24  61  27 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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