Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
238 AM CST Wed Dec 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Air mass which originated in the far northwest reaches of Canada
will spread southward across the panhandles today.  Some very light
freezing drizzle and flurries will be possible this morning across
the central and eastern Oklahoma Panhandle and the far northeast
Texas Panhandle initially behind the front. The cold air deepens
across the northern CWA this afternoon so any precip that falls
should be in the form of flurries by that time. Some brief periods
of flurries and very light freezing drizzle will be possible south
of the Canadian River during the evening hours tonight, but flurries
will be the main precip type after midnight as the cold air deepens
across the southern Texas Panhandle.

It should be noted that confidence in any precipitation falling at
all is low right now.  Very light precipitation just seems to get
squeezed out of these cold air masses as they move across the
panhandles.

Now, we are not looking at temperatures of 10 below during the day
and 40 below at night since this air mass has modified some on its
way south. But we are looking at temperatures in the single digits
and teens above zero tonight and in the 20s and 30s during the day
on Thursday.

Temperatures will then modify to near normal by Friday and then we
will likely be above normal for the rest of the forecast as storm
systems move to our north and the coldest air remains to our north
and northeast.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                43  11  25  16  48 /   0  10   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  30  10  30  12  45 /  10  10   0   0   0
Boise City OK              29   4  27  14  49 /  10  10   0   0   0
Borger TX                  40  11  28  18  49 /   5  10   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              42  11  27  18  53 /   0  10   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  46  13  27  16  49 /   0  10   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               45  15  29  16  45 /   0  10   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 36  10  27  16  53 /   5  10   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  32  10  26  16  49 /  10  10   0   0   0
Hereford TX                49  12  27  15  51 /   0  10   5   0   0
Lipscomb TX                34  11  31  12  42 /  10  10   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   40   8  25  14  46 /   5  10   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                43  16  33  15  42 /   5  10   0   0   0
Wellington TX              45  19  34  17  43 /   5  10   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

29/15



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