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|Sunrise 7:28AM||Sunset 7:01PM||Thursday February 21, 2019 3:37 PM CST (21:37 UTC)||Moonrise 8:51PM||Moonset 8:33AM||Illumination 94%|
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Area Discussion for - Midland/Odessa, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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area forecast discussion
national weather service midland odessa tx
300 pm cst Thu feb 21 2019
Today and Friday remain fairly quiet before a large storm system
brings many hazard types including high winds, fire weather, and
even snow to the area Friday night and Saturday.
In the near term, temperatures will continue to warm this afternoon
as thick cirrus moves off to the east. Southeasterly flow at the
surface will bring gulf moisture north across the area overnight.
Low clouds and fog are possible especially over the lower trans
pecos and permian basin by Friday morning. Sunshine during the day
Friday should allow temperatures to climb well above normal.
Attention then turns out west to the big show, a very intense
upper trough digging across the desert sw. A shortwave is forecast
to round the base of the upper trough Friday night as a surface
cyclone deepens over the texas panhandle. Pressure falls ahead of
the trough will act to pull a dryline surface trough west Friday
evening. As the pacific front associated with the upper trough
catches up to the dryline, showers and a few storms will develop
along the boundary Friday night. This precipitation will move
northeast across the permian basin very quickly so QPF amounts
will stay on the low side. Behind the pacific front, a band of
precipitation will move east across locations from the guadalupe
mountains down to valentine late Friday evening. Models indicate
it will be cold enough for this precipitation to be in the form of
snow. Amounts will be very light, but up to an inch will be
possible in the higher elevations of the guadalupe and davis
Now on to the most impactful part of this storm system;
strong damaging winds. As the surface cyclone wraps up to our
north the pressure gradient will drastically tighten over SE nm
and the permian basin. Models show an impressive 7mb 100nm
gradient between midland and lubbuck! Strong winds will likely
begin just behind the pacific front around midnight Saturday
across the guadalupe mountains and SE nm. The front will book it
east likely reaching midland odessa around 3am. The core of
strongest winds look to be along and north of a line from
guadalupe pass to midland odessa to colorado city. Will expand the
high wind watch east to include the northern permian basin. A
wind advisory is probable for the rest of the area during the day
Saturday. With the high winds you are probably expecting blowing
dust, but precipitation will hopefully mitigate some of this.
Temperatures will cool slightly Saturday, but a downslope
component to the wind will limit the extent.
After Saturday's windstorm, next week looks much quieter. Quasi-
zonal flow aloft will develop and temperatures will warm nicely a|
few degrees above normal Sunday into Monday. A series of cold fronts
are expected later next week, but models differ on timing. Long-
range probabilistic forecasts suggest good chances for more cold
weather into early march so don't plant anything outside just yet.
Above normal temperatures expected Friday will result in minimum rh
values of 15 percent or less across portions of southeast new mexico...
the trans pecos... And along the rio grande. Could see enough wind
Friday afternoon to create local conditions near critical... A fire
danger statement may be needed. On Saturday an upper trough will
swing across the area bringing very dry and windy conditions to the
region. Will have widespread areas below 15 percent humidity
especially SE nm... Most of the permian basin... The trans pecos...
and along the rio grande. A fire weather watch has been issued for
southeast new mexico Saturday but may be expanded into surrounding
areas. Dry conditions will be present on Sunday across parts of the
area but winds will be fairly light.
Preliminary point temps pops
Big spring 42 66 42 64 0 0 40 0
carlsbad 36 70 36 62 0 0 40 0
dryden 44 71 44 71 0 0 10 0
fort stockton 43 73 39 61 0 0 20 0
guadalupe pass 39 58 26 52 0 0 50 0
hobbs 31 69 32 59 0 0 50 0
marfa 28 66 27 57 0 0 30 0
midland intl airport 43 71 39 63 0 0 40 0
odessa 41 71 37 62 0 0 30 0
wink 34 74 35 63 0 0 30 0
Maf watches warnings advisories
Nm... High wind watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon
for guadalupe mountains of eddy county.
Fire weather watch from Saturday morning through Saturday
afternoon for southeast plains.
High wind watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon
for central lea county-eddy county plains-northern lea
county-southern lea county.
Tx... High wind watch from Friday evening through Saturday afternoon
for davis apache mountains area-guadalupe mountains-van
horn and highway 54 corridor.
High wind watch from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon
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