Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 052120
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
320 PM CST Mon Dec 5 2016

.DISCUSSION...
No significant changes have been made to the forecast, other than to
reduce probability of accumulating snow Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Much colder weather is still on the way however.

Initial cold front has moved into northeast Colorado and is expected
to sweep through the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles this evening.
Clouds and cold air advection will hold Tuesday high temperatures in
the mid-30s to mid-40s.  Post-frontal surface ridge will build
southward, further eradicating any low-level moisture.

Arctic cold front arrives Wednesday morning.  Cold air advection and
clouds across northern sections will keep max temperatures below
freezing across the Oklahoma Panhandle, with highs primarily in the
mid-30s to lower-40s elsewhere.  Have trimmed pops further with
slight chance for light snow confined to mainly northeast part of
forecast area.  No accumulations of snow are expected due to scant
available moisture and lack to upslope flow.  No pops thereafter.

Very cold morning expected on Thursday as massive surface ridge
extends into West Texas.  Winds appear to be too light Thursday
morning and Friday mornings for issuance of wind chill advisories.
Thursday highs expected to remain below freezing over most of the
forecast area.  Moderating conditions begin on Friday as surface
ridge is displaced eastward.  Saturday expected to be the warmest
day of the forecast with highs about 10 to 15 degrees above normal.
Slightly above normal highs expected for Sunday and Monday also.  03

Cockrell

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated fire weather conditions will continue through the late
afternoon today across the southwest Texas Panhandle.  No elevated
or critical fire weather conditions are expected Tuesday through
Monday.  03

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                26  40  27  40  11 /   0   0   5   5   0
Beaver OK                  25  39  22  31  10 /   0   0  10  20   5
Boise City OK              20  35  20  29   8 /   0   0  10  20   5
Borger TX                  29  41  28  39  12 /   0   0   5  10   0
Boys Ranch TX              26  41  26  39  12 /   0   0   5   5   0
Canyon TX                  27  41  26  42  12 /   0   0   0   5   0
Clarendon TX               30  42  27  42  13 /   0   0   0   5   0
Dalhart TX                 22  38  22  36  10 /   0   0   5   5   5
Guymon OK                  24  38  21  31  10 /   0   0  10  20   0
Hereford TX                26  41  27  42  13 /   0   0   0   5   0
Lipscomb TX                29  41  24  35  12 /   0   0   5  20   0
Pampa TX                   26  38  25  38  11 /   0   0   5  10   0
Shamrock TX                30  43  26  41  15 /   0   0   5  10   0
Wellington TX              32  45  27  46  17 /   0   0   0   5   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

07/03



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