Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 280855

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
255 AM CST SAT NOV 28 2015

Strong upper low over the Great Basin will wobble northeast the
next few days.  This low has brought cold rain to the region.  As
this low passes east Tuesday a secondary trough will build on the
backside of it and move across AZ and NM moving into the region by

Surface ridge extends from the panhandle down across the area.
North wind will veer around to the east as ridge slides east.  The
wind will briefly go around to the south before a west wind blows
through Monday.

Still have rich Pacific moisture overrunning cold air at the surface
in post frontal conditions.  Early this morning radar shows
widespread rain extending up from Marfa across Midland/Odessa to
Gail and Snyder.  Reports indicate some sleet mixed in.  Surface
temps across SE NM and Northern Permian basin are at or below
freezing so this rain should be sticking on exposed surfaces.  The
main concern will be icing on power lines... bridges... and
overpasses.  This wintry precip will continue through the morning
hours with precip becoming all liquid by afternoon.  Highest pops
today will be over the east with lower over the west.

Much of the effects from the winter wx may not be known until the
sun comes up.  However have had a report overnight from Alpine of
ice forming on trees.  Temps today should warm a few degrees off the
morning lows but with continued rainfall and cloudy skies will not
warm much.  It appears by midday temps will be warm enough that this
winter wx event will be coming to an end.  Therefore will continue
with the Ice Storm Warning/Winter Wx Advisory until 18z.  Good
chance of rain again tonight... some could mix with freezing rain
toward morning across the northern counties.  Could see some
additional showers later in the week with the next upper trough.


BIG SPRING TX                  35  32  44  38  /  80  60  30  10
CARLSBAD NM                    38  34  51  32  /  50  30  20  10
DRYDEN TX                      44  40  54  41  /  60  60  30  10
FORT STOCKTON TX               39  35  53  37  /  70  60  30  10
GUADALUPE PASS TX              36  35  56  32  /  50  30  20   0
HOBBS NM                       36  33  46  36  /  50  40  20  10
MARFA TX                       43  34  60  31  /  60  40  20   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX        36  33  44  38  /  70  60  30  10
ODESSA TX                      36  33  45  38  /  70  60  30  10
WINK TX                        38  35  48  36  /  70  50  20  10


NM...Winter Weather Advisory until 11 AM MST this morning FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES... Eddy County Plains...Guadalupe Mountains
     NP/Lincoln NF/LNZ...Guadalupe Mountains of Eddy County...
     Southeast Plains/BLM Roswell/LNZ.

     Ice Storm Warning until 11 AM MST this morning FOR THE FOLLOWING
     ZONES... Central Lea County...Northern Lea County...
     Southeast Plains/BLM Roswell/LNZ...Southern Lea County.

TX...Winter Weather Advisory until noon CST /11 AM MST/ today FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES... Davis/Apache Mountains Area...Ector...
     Glasscock...Guadalupe Mountains...Loving...Midland...Reeves
     County and Upper Trans Pecos...Van Horn and Highway 54

     Ice Storm Warning until noon CST today FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES...



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