Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 201757
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1157 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014

.UPDATE...
THE DENSE FOG ADVISORY WAS ALLOWED TO EXPIRE AT 11 AM AS VISIBILITIES
HAVE IMPROVED MARKEDLY OVER MOST OF THE AREA. STILL A LINGERING
POCKET OF DENSE FOG NEAR DALHART...BUT SHOULD SEE IMPROVING
CONDITIONS THERE AS WELL THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.

KB

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS...LOW CLOUDS AND FOG HAVE CLEARED OUT OF KAMA...AND WILL
CLEAR OUT OF KDHT AND KGUY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON ALLOWING A RETURN TO VFR
CONDITIONS. ANOTHER ROUND OF FOG AND ASSOCIATED LOW CIGS IS POSSIBLE
TONIGHT. HAVE THE HIGHEST CONFIDENCE OF FG/FZFG AT KAMA...WHERE
IFR/LIFR CONDITIONS APPEAR LIKELY LATE TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING AS
TEMPERATURES FALL INTO THE 20S. CONFIDENCE IN FOG DEVELOPMENT IS
LOWER AT KDHT AND KGUY...WHERE A SURFACE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO VEER
LIGHT WINDS TO THE WEST OVERNIGHT...KEEPING DRIER AIR IN PLACE NEAR
THE SURFACE. WILL KEEP KDHT VFR OVERNIGHT AS THE FOG IS EXPECTED TO
REMAIN FARTHER EAST...AND CARRY SOME MVFR VSBYS FOR NOW AT KGUY WHICH
LOOKS TO BE MORE ON THE EDGE OF THE ANTICIPATED FOG.

KB

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 847 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014/

UPDATE...
ISSUED A DENSE FOG ADVISORY FOR THE WESTERN TX PANHANDLE AS
VISIBILITIES AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS HAVE DROPPED TO A QUARTER MILE OR
LESS IN THE PAST HOUR. SHOULD SEE IMPROVING CONDITIONS LATE THIS
MORNING.

KB

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 420 AM CST SAT DEC 20 2014/

DISCUSSION...
FORECAST REMAINS LARGELY UNCHANGED.  AREAS OF FOG THIS MORNING
EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE BY 10 AM.  MORE FOG EXPECTED TONIGHT.  EXPECT
CLOUDS TO LINGER MOST OF THE DAY IN SOUTHEAST AND EASTERN SECTIONS...
HOLDING MAX TEMPERATURES TODAY INTO THE MID- TO UPPER-40S.
REMAINING AREAS EXPECTED TO REACH LOWER 50S.

WARMER ON SUNDAY AS COOL SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE IS DISPLACED
EASTWARD.

COLD FRONT MONDAY WILL REVERSE WARMING TREND IN NORTHERN SECTIONS...
AND WILL HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON HIGH TEMPERATURES IN SOUTHERN
SECTIONS.  HAVE RETAINED LOW POPS IN NORTHWEST MONDAY...AND HAVE
INCREASED SAME MONDAY NIGHT IN WESTERN SECTIONS...WHILE SPREADING
SLIGHT CHANCE POPS EASTWARD TO INCLUDE SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE.
COULD SEE LIGHT SNOW MIX IN WITH LIGHT RAIN...BUT NO ACCUMULATIONS
ARE EXPECTED.

NORTH WINDS ON TUESDAY EXPECTED TO HOLD MAX TEMPERATURES BELOW 50
DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.  WARMING TREND WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS NEXT
LEE TROF DEVELOPS.  COLD FRONT THURSDAY NIGHT CAUSES FRIDAY TO BE
COOLER AGAIN.

COCKRELL

&&

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

&&

$$

08/02




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