Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
232 PM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016

.DISCUSSION...As of 2:30 PM CDT Friday...as has been the case all
July above normal temperatures are the unfortunate rule. As of 2
PM CDT the temperature was 97 degrees at MAF.

Water Vapor Imagery and GOES High Density Winds show the center of
the subtropical ridge over the northern Texas Panhandle.
Increasing heights and H85 temps will lead to aftn highs around...
if not a tick over 100 degrees thru the weekend. The exception
will be the mountains where aftn highs will be in the 90s.
Subsidence from the ridge will keep the CWA dry thru the weekend.

The ridge will slowly inch its way west next week...to near the
Four Corners area of the US. This will lead to "cooler"
temperatures next week...a couple of degrees above normal instead
of the tiresome 100+ degree readings that have been prevalent this
month as heights and H85 temps lower. Moisture will be on the
increase as well. Convection will be on the uptick...particularly
in the mountains with upslope flow and intense heating. The best
chance of any convection in the Plains will be on Tuesday as an
inverted trough moves west of the Southeast US undercutting the
subtropical ridge.

Strobin

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     75 100  76  99 /   0   0   0  10
Carlsbad                       71 102  73 102 /   0   0  10  10
Dryden                         77 101  78 102 /   0   0  10  10
Fort Stockton                  74  99  74 100 /   0   0  10  10
Guadalupe Pass                 71  96  72  95 /   0  10  10  10
Hobbs                          69  98  71  97 /   0   0   0  10
Marfa                          63  95  65  95 /   0  10  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           74 101  75 101 /   0   0   0  10
Odessa                         75  99  76 100 /   0   0   0  10
Wink                           74 102  75 102 /   0   0   0  10

&&

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

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