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FXUS64 KMAF 182010
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
210 PM CST Sun Jan 18 2015

.DISCUSSION...

Quiet weather will continue into midweek before another storm system
and cold front bring active weather back to the region.

Temperatures have warmed nicely across the area this afternoon with
readings in the 60`s areawide. Northwest mid level flow today will
continue through Tuesday as upper ridging centered to our west stays
in place. West to northwest, downsloping sfc winds Monday will lead
to much above normal temperatures. Highs are expected to climb
mostly into the 70s under sunny skies so get out and enjoy!

By Tuesday, a shortwave will round a large trough over the Great
Lakes and send a cold front south into the region. Temperatures
should warm above normal again Tuesday for most of us as frontal
passage is not expected until about midday. The end of the week
looks much cooler behind this front with another reinforcing front
expected Thursday.

The cooler temperatures will be helped by cloud cover and
precipitation as an upper trough develops to our west by midweek.
Will need to monitor the system as there looks to be enough cold air
to change some of the rain over to snow. The GFS is more bullish
with precipitation and cold air so it gives most of the region north
of I-20 several inches of snow. The ECMWF has quite a bit less
precip and the system is still several days out so will keep
rain/snow in the grids, but up the PoPs.

Temperatures warm a bit by next weekend before another cold front
moves through early next week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 33  70  37  61  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              32  72  37  62  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                29  70  33  62  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  40  76  41  77  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           40  73  44  68  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          41  62  43  58  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   31  69  35  59  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   27  67  29  68  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    31  71  33  64  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  33  70  36  63  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    30  72  33  65  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

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