Hazardous Weather Outlook
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
247 PM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

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247 PM CST Wed Jan 10 2018

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

.DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight.

Windy conditions are expected this afternoon across the western
Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, with wind speeds around 25 to 30
MPH with gusts up to 40 MPH.

The strong southwesterly 20 foot winds and minimum afternoon
humidities near 20 percent will result in elevated fire weather
conditions this afternoon across all of the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

Isolated thunderstorms are expected early this evening. No severe
thunderstorms are expected, but brief gusts above 50 MPH may
occur.

A strong arctic cold front will push into the region late
tonight through Thursday morning, with a chance of wintry
precipitation possible, mainly across the Oklahoma Panhandle and
the northwest half of the Texas Panhandle tonight. Snow
accumulations are expected to remain below one inch. Winds will
likely be quite strong with this front, as sustained wind speeds
of 35 to 40 MPH with gusts up to 60 MPH may be possible. A
High Wind Warning has been issued for the eastern and central Oklahoma
Panhandle and the eastern and north central Texas Panhandle. Also, a
Wind Advisory has been issued for the western Panhandles.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday.

The Wind Advisory and High Wind Warning will be in effect through
noon Thursday as strong north winds continue behind a cold front.

Spotty elevated fire weather conditions are possible on Friday
across the far northwestern Oklahoma Panhandle.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials should be alert for
elevated or critical fire weather conditions this afternoon.

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