Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KAMA 221733 AAB

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1133 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

Gusty northwest winds will decrease to 10 knots or less with
sunset and they will turn more to the north through the rest of
the forecast. Skies are expected to remain VFR.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 537 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018/

VFR conditions to prevail over the next 24 hours. Northwesterly
winds are expected to persist through the day, with winds in the
20 to 30 kt range, gusting up to 40 kts. Winds will subside around
00z and should be less than 15kts for the remainder of the TAF


PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 334 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018/

A cold front pushed through the Panhandles yesterday evening, and
northwest winds will prevail today behind that front. The frontal
system will be short lived as milder air will replace the cold air
later today. This will keep temperatures near normal for today and
on Tuesday. Wind will promote elevated Fire Weather for today (see
Fire Weather Discussion). Winds will also make the temperatures
feel cooler today. Temperatures on Tuesday will be similar, but
will feel warmer as winds will likely be light and variable with
mostly sunny skies.

Southwest flow will begin to return on Wednesday bringing warmer
temperatures, breezy southwest winds as well. This will promote
elevated Fire Weather conditions. This same pattern will remain on
Thursday, with a cold front expected on Friday. Both days will be
potential for elevated Fire Weather as well.

The next cold front on Friday looks to be short lived as well and
may not be as strong as yesterday`s front. This will keep
temperatures on the cool side Saturday, but by Sunday we should
start to rebound under a ridge of high pressure across the
southwestern CONUS.

Today marks the 101st day without measurable precipitation, and no
precipitation is forecast for the next seven days.



Although temperatures will be a bit cooler today, relative humidities
will drop into the teens to lower 20s across most of the Panhandles.
Winds will be in the 15 to 20 mph range around this time, creating
elevated Fire Weather conditions today.

Elevated Fire Weather conditions is expected to return on Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday across portions of the Panhandles, due to
southwest winds and low relative humidities.



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