Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 020818
AFDMAF

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
318 AM CDT WED SEP 2 2015

.DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge centered over W TX/SE NM this morning extends from AZ to
the East Coast.  An upper trough moving onto the NW Coast will move
east but be unable to dislodge the ridge.  Thus expect little change
in the ongoing pattern over the coming week with warm and dry wx.

Have some lingering cloud cover over the western counties this
morning as Pacific moisture is pulled around the west side of the
ridge.  At the surface southerly flow will continue with dewpts
mainly in the 50s.

With persistent upper ridge over the area see no fronts in the
coming week... so above normal temps will continue in the mid to
upper 90s. Have warmed high temps today closer to persistence.
With days getting shorter and slightly drier air lows are once
again consistently making it down into the 60s for most of the
region... with 50s at MRF.

Only had one or two small showers with one storm yesterday near
Valentine.  May see a few afternoon/evening storms just barely into
the area from the Guadalupes southward to the Rio Grande.  Could see
some again Thursday afternoon similar location.  A low chance of
storms will continue through the extended forecast mainly for the
higher elevations.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
BIG SPRING TX                  93  67  93  69  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                    97  65  96  66  /  10  10  10  10
DRYDEN TX                      98  70  96  72  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX               95  68  95  70  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX              92  68  88  66  /  10  10  10  10
HOBBS NM                       92  63  91  64  /   0   0   0  10
MARFA TX                       91  55  88  56  /  10  10  10  10
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX        95  68  94  69  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                      95  68  93  69  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                        97  69  96  70  /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

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