Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 231018
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
418 AM CST Fri Feb 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Frontal boundary has slipped into northeast parts of the Combined
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.  Expect boundary to continue
moving south this morning, stalling about halfway through the
Texas Panhandle.  Areas of fog and freezing fog will be noted
across eastern sections of the Panhandles this morning.  Clouds
and cooler air north of the boundary expected to keep northeastern
and eastern parts of the forecast area below 50 degrees today,
with remaining sections in the lower-50s to mid-60s.

Light rain will be possible across eastern sections tonight, with
areas of freezing drizzle possible across northeast and north-
central sections.

On Saturday, sharp shortwave trof moves into area, driving
developing dryline across the area during the morning.  Strong
west winds aloft expected to mix to the surface, and to then
become northwest as polar cold front arrives.  Have expanded Fire
Weather Watch a bit eastward to include Armstrong County in
south-central Texas Panhandle.  See fire weather section below.

Sunday expected to be mostly sunny as cool northwest winds
prevail.

Developing lee trof on Monday causes southwest winds to increase
again, with highs in the 60s.  Warmer still on Tuesday.  Next
cold front on Wednesday brings highs down close to normal
Wednesday and Thursday.  Low pops Wednesday night in northern and
southeastern sections offered by blend have been accepted.  03

Cockrell

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Briefly elevated fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon
across the western Texas Panhandle as dry south winds increase.
Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected on
Saturday across western and south-central parts of the Combined
Panhandles, where a Fire Weather Watch has been issued.  Dry west
winds will become northwest as a cold front arrives.  Elevated
fire weather conditions will be possible Sunday across all of the
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles as dry northwest winds continue.
Elevated to critical fire weather conditions are expected on
Monday, primarily across the western two-thirds of the Panhandles,
due to dry southwest winds.  Light southwest winds are expected
on Tuesday.  Elevated fire weather conditions will be possible on
Wednesday across the southwest Texas Panhandle.  03

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                59  34  53  23  56 /   0   5   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  41  32  51  18  54 /   5  30   5   0   0
Boise City OK              50  27  45  19  48 /   0   5   0   0   0
Borger TX                  57  36  55  25  57 /   0   5   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              65  32  54  21  57 /   0   5   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  61  32  54  23  56 /   0   5   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               50  36  56  25  59 /   5  20   5   0   0
Dalhart TX                 59  28  49  19  52 /   0   5   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  48  31  51  21  53 /   0  10   5   0   0
Hereford TX                65  32  54  22  57 /   0   5   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                45  35  52  22  55 /   0  20   5   0   0
Pampa TX                   55  35  53  24  56 /   0  10   5   0   0
Shamrock TX                43  35  58  25  60 /  10  20  10   0   0
Wellington TX              42  37  60  26  62 /  10  30  10   0   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...Fire Weather Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday
     evening for the following zones: Armstrong...Dallam...Deaf
     Smith...Hartley...Oldham...Potter...Randall.

OK...Fire Weather Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday
     evening for the following zones: Cimarron.


&&

$$

29/03


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