Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 120450
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1050 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016


.AVIATION...
06Z TAF issuance.

No aviation concerns for the next 24 hours, VFR conditions expected
at all terminals with light and variable winds in place through
Friday morning. Another weak front expected Friday afternoon/evening
with light NE winds in its wake. Otherwise, skies will remain clear.

&&

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 139 PM CST THU FEB 11 2016/

DISCUSSION...

Tranquil weather will continue across southeast New Mexico and
west Texas through the next seven days, with above normal
temperatures and no precipitation currently forecast.

The upper pattern continues to be dominated by a high amplitude
ridge over the western CONUS and a deep trough over the east,
maintaining dry northwesterly flow aloft over the region. A weak
cold front today has resulted in slightly cooler temperatures,
especially across northern portions of the forecast area. Highs
this afternoon still look on target to reach the upper 60s to
lower 70s north to the middle to upper 70s south, with lows
tonight expected to be in the 30s and 40s, though some upper 20s
are possible across the Marfa Plateau and southeast New Mexico.
Temperatures will warm a few degrees on Friday, but with
developing easterly surface flow in the wake of today`s front,
increased moisture will result in cooler temperatures Saturday in
the mid 60s to lower 70s. Southerly flow will return Sunday,
resulting in slightly warmer temperatures, though the next cold
front is progged to move through the area on Monday. This front
will be similar to today`s, only noticeable due to a north wind
shift and temperatures about 5 to 7 degrees cooler than Sunday.
Winds quickly return to the southwest by Tuesday, marking the
start of another warming trend that will persist through midweek,
with high temperatures pushing 80 degrees possible by Wednesday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     36  72  37  67 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       32  72  33  71 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         43  79  45  71 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  42  75  42  74 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 44  67  40  68 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          32  71  33  66 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          26  73  28  71 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           35  73  37  69 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         37  72  38  69 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           32  75  38  73 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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