Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
539 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

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539 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Thunderstorms are possible across the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles late this afternoon into the late evening hours. The
potential for severe weather will exist across both Panhandles
during this time with quarter size hail and wind gusts between 60
and 70 mph as the primary threats.

A Wind Advisory has been issued for the Texas Panhandle this
afternoon into the early evening where south to southwest winds
of 30 to 40 mph with gusts over 50 mph will be possible.

A Red Flag Warning has been issued for the far western Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles where winds will be 30 to 40 mph and relative
humidity values will be 12 to 20 percent.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday.

It will be windy across western and central parts of the Texas
and Oklahoma Panhandles on Friday when sustained wind speeds of 30
to 45 mph will be possible. Gusts will range from 45 to 60 mph. A
High Wind Watch has been issued for the entire Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

Thunderstorms are possible again on Sunday and Tuesday through
Thursday. At this time, the threat for severe weather appears to
be low on these days. Elevated fire weather conditions will be
possible for portions of the Panhandles on Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation may be needed on Thursday. Spotters should
continue to monitor the forecast and be ready for activation.

Area fire managers and emergency management should be alert for
elevated to critical fire weather conditions on Thursday and for
elevated fire weather conditions on Sunday.

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Ward



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