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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa Texas
206 PM CST Tuesday Feb 9 2016

Discussion...

Benign weather conditions look to continue across the region for
the next seven days, with above normal temperatures and no
chance of precipitation.

A high amplitude pattern with ridging over the western US and a
deep trough extending from Hudson Bay to the Gulf Coast continues
to maintain northwest flow aloft across southeast New Mexico and
West Texas. A return to southwesterly surface flow has allowed for
temperatures today to climb back above normal, with highs in the
60s to around 70 degrees still looking on target for this
afternoon. Lows tonight will be close to normal for this time of
year, ranging from the upper 20s across southeast New Mexico to
around 40 degrees south, with lower 20s possible for the Marfa
Plateau. Wednesday will be even warmer, with highs expected to be
10 to 15 degrees above normal area-wide. Higher elevations should
see temperatures in the middle to upper 60s, with middle to upper
70s elsewhere. A cold front will move through the region
Thursday, though it will pass with little fanfare aside from
briefly gusty northeast winds and slightly cooler, but still above
normal temperatures. Similarly weak fronts are progged to move
through Saturday and Monday, though not much change is expected
through the extended, as above normal temperatures will continue
to be the rule, with highs in the 60s and 70s and lows in the 30s
and 40s. Thankfully, winds should remain on the light side, thus
precluding major fire weather concerns despite the persistently
warm and dry pattern.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Big Spring 33 75 39 70 / 0 0 0 0
Carlsbad 28 77 35 71 / 0 0 0 0
Dryden 37 79 41 79 / 0 0 0 0
Fort Stockton 39 76 43 75 / 0 0 0 0
Guadalupe Pass 39 66 42 65 / 0 0 0 0
Hobbs 30 73 34 67 / 0 0 0 0
Marfa 23 68 26 70 / 0 0 0 0
Midland Intl Airport 33 76 37 71 / 0 0 0 0
Odessa 34 75 39 71 / 0 0 0 0
Wink 28 76 32 73 / 0 0 0 0

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Maf watches/warnings/advisories...
nm...none.
Texas...none.
&&

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