Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
932 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014

.UPDATE...
PATCHY LIGHT FOG OVER THE EASTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND THE
NORTHEASTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE HAVE DISSIPATED DUE TO THE ONSET OF
STRONG DIURNAL HEATING. EXPANSIVE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE REGION WILL
ALLOW FOR THE CONTINUATION OF OPPRESSIVELY HOT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE
PANHANDLES...AND PROJECTED HIGH TEMPS IN THE MID 90S TO AROUND 102
DEGREES LOOK TO BE ON TRACK.

CLK

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 638 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014/

AVIATION...
FOR THE 12Z TAFS, VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.

JACKSON

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 352 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014/

DISCUSSION...TODAY THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY

GOING FORECAST IS IN GREAT SHAPE AND VERY FEW CHANGES WERE MADE. THE
UPPER AIR PATTERN WILL FEATURE A STRONG UPR HIGH TO START
TRANSITIONING TO ACTIVE NW FLOW LATE IN THE WEEKEND. CONTINUED TO
BROAD BRUSH CHANCE POPS THROUGH NEXT WEEK AS NW FLOW HAS BEEN QUITE
WET THIS SUMMER AROUND HERE.

THE HOT DAYS: TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY...
OUTSIDE OF ISOLATED RAIN CHANCES FRIDAY NIGHT...TODAY THROUGH
SATURDAY SHOULD BE PREDOMINATELY DRY. HAVE STUCK CLOSE TO COOLER MET
MOS GUIDANCE FOR THE SW TX PANHANDLE SANS THE PALO DURO CANYON
FLOOR, WHERE VERY HOT TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE REALIZED. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS COULD BEGIN TO SNEAK IN SUN AFTERNOON AS THE UPR RIDGE
BEGINS TO LOSE ITS HOLD.

THE COOLER AND WETTER DAYS: MONDAY THROUGH NEXT THURSDAY...
NEXT WEEK SHOULD HOLD PREDOMINATELY BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND
OFF AND ON RAIN/THUNDER CHANCES. WE COULD SNEAK A HOT DAY OR 2 IN
DEPENDING ON STORM TIMING, BUT THINK TEMP READINGS PRIMARILY BELOW
GUIDANCE WILL BE NOTED. IT IS TOO TOUGH AT THIS TIME TO PIN DOWN
EXACT TIMING OF RAIN/STORM CLUSTERS, BUT SEVERE WEATHER AND FLASH
FLOODING COULD BE POSSIBLE FROM TIME TO TIME.

SIMPSON

&&

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

&&

$$

05/02





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