Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KAMA 211736

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1236 PM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016

VFR conditions will prevail across the Panhandles through the TAF
period. Winds will stay out of the south/southwest at 15 to 20
knots with a few gusts up to 30 knots during the day. Winds will
diminish in magnitude through sunset.


PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 244 AM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016/

Southerly winds will help to warm high temperatures back into the
70s today. South and southwest winds will increase more on Saturday
and these downsloping winds combined with mainly sunny skies will
help highs to warm into the 80s. A surface trough will push south
across the panhandles on Sunday. This will help to bring the
southerly winds around to the north, but it will have little affect
on the high temperatures.

On Monday, some low level moisture will return ahead of an upper
level short wave trough approaching the panhandles from the Great
Basin.  On Tuesday and Tuesday night this upper level short wave
trough will move across the panhandles. The dynamics combined with
the low level moisture may spark a few showers and thunderstorms
mainly across the eastern Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles Tuesday and
Tuesday night.

The forecast will turn dry again after Tuesday night as the upper
level short wave trough moves to our east and upper level high
pressure builds back in.

South and southwest winds will increase today across much of the
area. Relative humidity values will fall below 20 percent across
areas northwest of a Guymon, Oklahoma to Adrian, Texas line. However,
20 foot winds in this area are expected to remain below 15 mph.
Therefore no elevated or critical fire weather conditions are
expected today.

20 foot winds will be in the 15 to 20 mph range on Saturday across
much of the panhandles. Lowest afternoon relative humidity values
will also drop to below 20 percent across much of the area west of a
Beaver, Oklahoma to Clarendon, Texas line. Therefore elevated fire
weather conditions may be possible across this area.


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