Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 270918
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
318 AM CST SAT DEC 27 2014

.DISCUSSION...
VERY ACTIVE AND MUCH COLDER PATTERN SHAPING UP FOR NEXT WEEK. MAIN
UPPER TROUGH TO PUSH EAST ACROSS THE PANHANDLES TODAY ALLOWING FOR
THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE EASTERN SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST
AREA TO MOVE OUT OF THE AREA AND FOR SKIES TO CLEAR. DRIER AND
SLIGHTLY WARMER CONDITIONS SUNDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT STRONG COLD FRONT
AND APPROACHING UPPER LOW DIGGING SOUTH OUT OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
EARLY NEXT WEEK. SURFACE LOW AND COLD FRONT TO PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE
PANHANDLES SUNDAY NIGHT AND EARLY MONDAY. CLOSED UPPER LOW TO DIG
SOUTH INTO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA BY WEDNESDAY AND THEN SLOWLY EJECTING
EAST ACROSS THE SOUTHWESTERN STATES AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES BY LATE NEXT
WEEK. UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT FROM THIS UPPER LOW ELONGATED FROM WEST TO
EAST ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN REGION AND CENTRAL ROCKIES AND ACROSS THE
CENTRAL PLAINS STATES EARLY NEXT WEEK.

MUCH COLDER AIR AND THE LIFT FROM THE LEADING VORT MAX SHOULD ALLOW
FOR SOME LIGHT SNOW MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AND
TUESDAY NIGHT. BRIEF SHORTWAVE RIDGING WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT
ALLOWING FOR BRIEF DRYING AND NOT AS COLD CONDITIONS BY THURSDAY AS
COLD SURFACE HIGH SLIDES OFF TO THE EAST OF THE FORECAST AREA.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT TO PUSH THROUGH THE PANHANDLES THE END OF NEXT
WEEK. CHANCES FOR WINTRY PRECIPITATION RETURN BY THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT AS THE CLOSED UPPER LOW SLOWLY MOVES ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN ROCKIES AND ACROSS THE PANHANDLES BY NEXT WEEKEND. FOLLOWED
THE SLOWER SOLUTION OF THE ECMWF IN THE EXTENDED PERIODS.
PRECIPITATION COULD POSSIBLY LINGER INTO NEXT SATURDAY IF THE UPPER
LOW SLOWS DOWN MORE THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST. WILL END
PRECIPITATION...FOR NOW...BY 12Z SATURDAY WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPS
MOST OF NEXT WEEK.

SCHNEIDER

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                34  14  45  18  38 /   5   0   0   0   0
BEAVER OK                  34  14  40  15  31 /   0   0   0   0   5
BOISE CITY OK              28  12  38  15  26 /   5   0   0   0  20
BORGER TX                  35  16  44  18  36 /   0   0   0   0   0
BOYS RANCH TX              35  14  45  16  37 /   5   0   0   0   0
CANYON TX                  35  14  46  19  40 /   5   0   0   0   0
CLARENDON TX               37  17  47  21  42 /   5   0   0   0   0
DALHART TX                 30   8  42  13  34 /   5   0   0   0   5
GUYMON OK                  34  11  42  13  31 /   0   0   0   0   5
HEREFORD TX                34  14  46  19  42 /   5   0   0   0   0
LIPSCOMB TX                34  13  44  15  34 /   0   0   0   0   5
PAMPA TX                   33  15  44  17  36 /   5   0   0   0   0
SHAMROCK TX                36  16  47  21  40 /   5   0   0   0   0
WELLINGTON TX              39  18  48  23  44 /  10   0   0   0   0

&&

.AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
OK...NONE.

&&

$$

02/11




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