UPDATED OUTLOOK.......Colder and potentially increased snow opportunities for the Odessa-Midland area late Fall-2013 into Winter 2014 possible.
The latest ENSO report continues with overall neutral SST's (sea surface temperatures) in the Eastern Pacific and latest climate forecast models continue the neutral phase into the Fall - Winter Season 2013-2014. Some minor cooling..or La Nina..conditions have been observed. So as already discussed, the drought of 2010 will continue even with periodic precipitation events. These weather events could produce significant precipitation-but then extended dry weather events may last several days before the next precipitation event. Midland-Odessa official climate data reveals continued below average precipitation.
Current Jet Stream patterns suggest a minor severe weather season is possible with some damaging hail and damaging wind events. However prepicipitation for 2013 will remain below average-as our region experienced during September.
A continued drought suggests that water restrictions should continue. Well water use should also follow stricter use due to the rapid depletion of the aquifer.
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