Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
623 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014

.AVIATION...
00Z TAF CYCLE
DIURNALLY DRIVEN CONVECTION ACROSS MUCH OF THE PANHANDLES WILL WEAKEN
AND DISSIPATE AFTER ABOUT 01Z TO 02Z SATURDAY. ADDITIONAL CONVECTION
MAY MOVE OUT OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO LATER TONIGHT AS AN UPPER TROUGH
MOVES EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN ROCKIES. CONVECTION LATER
TONIGHT MAY AFFECT THE DALHART AND POSSIBLY THE AMARILLO TAF SITES
AFTER 05Z TO 07Z SATURDAY. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL
AND SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS WILL DIMINISH
AFTER 02Z SATURDAY TO AROUND 10 TO 15 KNOTS AND THEN INCREASE AGAIN
AFTER 15Z TO 16Z SATURDAY TO AROUND 15 TO 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

SCHNEIDER

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 420 PM CDT FRI AUG 22 2014/

DISCUSSION...TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY

WASH, RINSE, REPEAT...THE FORECAST REMAINS LARGELY UNCHANGED. HOT
CONDITIONS AND ISOLATED AFTERNOON STORMS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MID
NEXT WEEK AS SW FLOW ALOFT REMAINS. A STRONGER SHRTWV TO OUR WEST
MAY MEAN A BIT MORE OF PROLONGED CHANCE FOR STORMS TONIGHT BEYOND
OUR USUAL AFTERNOON/EVENING WINDOW, BUT NOTHING TOO STRONG OR SEVERE
IS EXPECTED.

A COLD FRONT WILL FINALLY AFFECT THE PANHANDLES NEXT WEDNESDAY-ISH
TIME FRAME...BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND POSSIBLY AN EVENTUAL
END TO THE DIURNAL CONVECTION BY LATE NEXT WEEK. UNTIL THEN ISOLATED
STRONG AFTERNOON STORMS WILL BE SEEN NEARLY EVERY AFTERNOON.

SIMPSON

&&

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

&&

$$

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