Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 311135 AAA
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
635 AM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

.AVIATION...
BRIEF EPISODE OF MVFR VISIBILITIES WITH IFR CEILINGS EXPECTED DURING
THE FIRST HOUR OF THIS FORECAST AT KAMA.  DRIER LOW-LEVEL AIR
ARRIVING VIA LIGHT NORTHERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL RESULT IN RAPID
CLEARING...WITH VFR CONDITIONS TO FOLLOW.

OTHERWISE...ONLY MID- AND HIGH-LEVEL CLOUDS EXPECTED AT THE TERMINALS
TODAY AND TONIGHT...WITH INCREASING COVERAGE LATE TONIGHT.  LIGHT
NORTH AND NORTHEAST SURFACE WINDS WILL TREND TO LIGHT SOUTHEAST BY
EARLY THIS EVENING.  NO OVERNIGHT BR OR FOG EXPECTED AS LOW-LEVEL
WINDS CONTINUE VEERING TO SOUTHWEST BY DAYBREAK FRIDAY. 03

COCKRELL

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 358 AM CDT THU JUL 31 2014/

DISCUSSION...
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN ON THE COOL SIDE THE NEXT FEW DAYS BY LATE
JULY/EARLY AUGUST STANDARDS...WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE PANHANDLES.

IT/S BEEN A REFRESHINGLY COOL NIGHT ACROSS THE AREA IN WAKE OF
YESTERDAY/S COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE...WITH EARLY MORNING TEMPS IN THE
UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. LOW CLOUDS ARE GRADUALLY SCOURING OUT FROM
NORTH TO SOUTH AS A LITTLE DRIER AIR ADVECTS SOUTHWARD. THERE HAS
BEEN SOME DRIZZLE AROUND THE AREA LAST EVENING AND
OVERNIGHT...HOWEVER THIS LOOKS TO BE ON THE DECLINE. A FEW SHOWERS
HAVE ALSO BEEN TRYING TO WORK SOUTHEAST INTO THE AREA OUT OF
NORTHEAST NM...BUT HAVE BEEN DISSIPATING AS THEY ENCOUNTER THE
COOL/STABLE AIR IN THE ABSENCE OF ANY APPRECIABLE FORCING. A FEW
SPOTS IN THE FAR WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE CWA COULD SEE A
STRAY SPRINKLE OR PATCH OF DRIZZLE EARLY THIS MORNING...BUT THE
PROSPECTS FOR EVEN THIS WILL FADE SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE. THE MAIN
STORY TODAY WILL BE ANOTHER DAY OF COOL TEMPERATURES...WITH HIGHS
ONLY FORECAST TO REACH THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S.

WEAK NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT BETWEEN WESTERN UPPER RIDGING AND A TROUGH
IN THE EAST WILL PERSIST INTO SATURDAY. THUS A FEW SHOWERS OR STORMS
MAY WORK INTO THE WESTERN PANHANDLES AT TIMES FROM THIS EVENING INTO
SATURDAY. BY SATURDAY NIGHT THE UPPER RIDGE SLIDES FAR ENOUGH EAST
OVER THE ROCKIES...AND EVENTUALLY OVER THE PLAINS EARLY NEXT
WEEK...TO LIKELY KEEP ANY SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY CONFINED TO
THE HIGH TERRAIN OF CO AND NM. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION
LOOKS TO ARRIVE NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT OR WEDNESDAY AS A SHORTWAVE TROUGH
FLATTENS THE RIDGE AND PUSHES A COLD FRONT INTO THE AREA.

TEMPERATURES WILL SLOWLY MODERATE THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY
NEXT WEEK...WITH MOST LOCATIONS LIKELY GETTING BACK INTO THE LOWER
90S BY TUESDAY BEFORE THE NEXT COLD FRONT ARRIVES.

KB

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                79  60  82  62  82 /   5  10  10  10  20
BEAVER OK                  80  60  87  64  87 /   0   5   5   5  10
BOISE CITY OK              78  59  82  60  82 /   5  20  20  20  20
BORGER TX                  82  63  85  64  84 /   5  10  10   5  10
BOYS RANCH TX              81  61  84  64  82 /   5  10  10  10  20
CANYON TX                  79  59  82  62  82 /   5  10  10  10  20
CLARENDON TX               79  61  84  63  84 /   5  10  10   5  10
DALHART TX                 79  58  82  61  81 /   5  20  20  20  20
GUYMON OK                  81  61  87  62  86 /   0  10  10   5  10
HEREFORD TX                78  60  82  63  81 /   5  20  20  10  20
LIPSCOMB TX                80  60  87  62  87 /   0   5   5   0  10
PAMPA TX                   79  59  83  62  83 /   0  10   5   5  10
SHAMROCK TX                79  60  86  63  86 /   5   5   5   5  10
WELLINGTON TX              81  61  87  64  87 /   5   5   5   5  10

&&

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

&&

$$

03/08




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