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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
246 PM CDT Thu Oct 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...
Residual low clouds from this morning`s fog have dissipated, leaving
mostly sunny conditions as cumulus has formed over and near the
Davis/Glass Mountains.  The same scenario looks to play out tomorrow
morning as light winds, a weak pressure gradient, and overnight
clear skies will bring the potential for fog development.  Areas
affected include: parts of the Guadalupe, Davis and Glass Mountains,
Permian Basin, Trans Pecos, and Southeast New Mexico plains.  Will
let the shift tonight adjust patchy fog wording accordingly.

Today will be the start of a gradual warming trend, which will
extend through the weekend as an upper ridge/high pressure builds
across West Texas and Southeast New Mexico.  Today, temperatures
will be around 80 degrees with slightly cooler temps in the higher
elevations.  As we move into the weekend, temperatures into the
mid/upper 80s will be present which is 10-15 degrees above normal
for this time of year.  We may warm to near record levels on
Sunday.  The record high for Midland International is 90 degrees set
in 1950.  The UA ridge will be flattened by a long wave trough
translating east through the central CONUS.  A cold front will push
through in the wake of the trough Monday night into Tuesday
morning.  It looks to be a dry frontal passage, though in the couple
days after, there could be a secondary shortwave trough passing near
or over the region.  This along with an increase in moisture from
southeasterly flow could allow for a chance of rain. Have slightly
increased PoPs over the Lower Trans Pecos and Davis Mountains, but
will leave any mention of showers out for the time being.  Temps
will drop to around normal for Tuesday and remain in the mid 70s for
a couple days.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 57  83  52  85  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              59  86  59  87  /  10   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                51  83  53  85  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  60  86  56  87  /  10   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           60  85  56  87  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          57  78  56  81  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   52  82  52  84  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   47  78  41  80  /   0  10   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    56  85  56  86  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  58  85  56  86  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    57  87  54  89  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

67/06

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