Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1147 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 18Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions under clear skies will prevail the next 24 hours.
Light W/SW winds will continue, however a weak cold front is
expected to edge into northern portions of the area during the
last 6 hours of the forecast period, accompanied by a wind shift
to the NW. Have included mention at CNM and HOB for now, with
wind speeds expected to remain AOB 12KT for the duration.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 322 AM CST SAT FEB 6 2016/

DISCUSSION...
This morning W TX/SE NM is on backside of upper trough and east side
of upper ridge centered off the CA coast.  Another trough moves down
across the Central Plains Sunday and keeps the ridge from building
in for a few days.  By Thursday the ridge axis will shift east
crossing the Rockies on Friday.  As it does another upper trough
will move ashore the West Coast reaching NM by next Sunday.

A cold front moved through last evening with NW wind that will
come back around to the SW during the day as a new leeside trough
develops.  Have clear skies this morning with a chilly start to
the day.  Another weak front moves through Sunday.  This will put
temperatures on a roller coaster bouncing above and below 60
degrees across the central CWA.  However by midweek highs should
climb into the 70s nearly areawide as the upper ridge builds in...
could see some 80s along the Rio Grande.  Lows mostly at or below
freezing the next few mornings.  At this time still no
precipitation in the forecast.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     30  61  29  55 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       27  62  26  55 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         31  69  36  61 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  34  67  31  56 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 33  59  27  49 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          27  61  25  53 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          17  64  22  53 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           30  62  28  55 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         31  62  29  55 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           26  65  27  56 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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