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Cold, Wintry Blast to Impact the Eastern States; Air Quality Issues Continue in the Northwest

The Arctic Storm that has impacted the Central U.S. will now move into the East with the potential for record cold temperatures, gusty winds, and widespread areas of snow or rain and snow mixed. Heavy lake effect snows will continue for some Great Lakes areas. Meanwhile, in the West, record warmth continues; and stagnant air remains entrenched in the Northwest. Read More >

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The National Weather Service in Midland serves in southeast New Mexico and southwest Texas the following counties: Eddy, Lea, Culberson, Reeves, Andrews, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Gaines, Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland, Glasscock, Ward, Crane, Upton, Reagan, Jeff Davis, Presidio, Brewster, Pecos, and Terrell.