Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 212054
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
254 PM CST Sun Dec 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
We have seen the last of the fog and low clouds as westerly winds
will keep low level moisture east of the area. Strong west winds
can be expected in the Guadalupe Mountains today but should remain
just below high wind criteria so will not issue a warning at this
time. An upper low will develop over the Central Plains, and a jet
max diving down the Rockies will send a cold front into the area
late Monday into early Tuesday. The jet max will weaken over time,
but early Tuesday it will be strong enough to create enough lift
for precipitation to develop mainly over southeastern New Mexico
and the northern Permian Basin. Temperatures support the
possibility for snow or rain mixed with snow especially over Lea
and Gaines counties Tuesday morning though little if any
accumulations are expected. Highs Tuesday afternoon could be
tricky depending on afternoon cloud cover, right now expecting
clouds to scatter in the afternoon allowing for some heating to
occur.

A weakening upper ridge moves across Texas mid-week allowing for
some warming before another trough moves into the Northern Plains
on Friday. This will send another cold front south into the CWA
Friday bringing more cool air for next weekend. The strongest lift
with this trough will remain well north of the area so precip is
expected with this frontal passage.

Hennig

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ANDREWS TX                 45  68  34  46  /   0   0  40  20
BIG SPRING TX              45  67  37  47  /   0   0  40  10
CARLSBAD NM                45  70  36  46  /   0   0  30  20
DRYDEN TX                  45  76  47  51  /   0   0  10  10
FORT STOCKTON TX           48  73  42  46  /   0   0  20  20
GUADALUPE PASS TX          42  62  36  40  /   0   0  10  20
HOBBS NM                   43  66  31  45  /   0   0  50  20
MARFA TX                   38  65  38  42  /   0   0  10  20
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    44  69  35  47  /   0   0  30  20
ODESSA TX                  45  69  36  47  /   0   0  30  20
WINK TX                    44  72  37  48  /   0   0  30  20

&&

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

&&

$$

03/10

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