Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 281742
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1242 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS...WEAK COLD FRONT NEAR KAMA WILL CONTINUE SLOWLY SINKING
SOUTH. EXPECT SOME THUNDERSTORMS TO REDEVELOP NEAR THE FRONT THIS
AFTERNOON...BUT CONFIDENCE OF ANY OF THESE IMPACTING KAMA IS TOO LOW
TO INCLUDE IN THE TAF ATTM. WILL AMEND IF NEEDED. OUTSIDE OF ANY
POSSIBLE STORMS...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT
ALL TERMINALS. WINDS WILL PRIMARILY BE OUT OF THE NORTHEAST TO
NORTHWEST BEHIND THE FRONT...BUT WILL TURN LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT
TIMES TONIGHT.

KB

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 311 AM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015/

DISCUSSION...
A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO DRAG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE PANHANDLES THIS MORNING. THIS FRONT MAY TRY TO
STALL ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST TEXAS PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON. WILL KEEP
THE HIGHEST POPS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE CLOSEST TO THIS
FRONT THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. ANOTHER LOBE OF VORTICITY WILL
SWING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE PANHANDLES OVERNIGHT...SO MAY LINGER SOME
RAIN PAST MIDNIGHT ACROSS THE SOUTH.

THE WEATHER SHOULD THEN TURN DRY FOR THE WEEKEND AS THE UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE BUILDS INTO THE AREA FROM THE WEST.

THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL THEN STRETCH FROM SOUTHERN NEW MEXICO
NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE GREAT LAKES FOR NEXT WEEK. MEANWHILE...AN
UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL MEANDER ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND LOWER
MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY TO THE SOUTHEAST OF THIS RIDGE AXIS.
SUBTROPICAL MOISTURE WILL LIKELY SPILL INTO THE PANHANDLES AT TIMES
NEXT WEEK. THIS MOISTURE COUPLED WITH ANY SHEAR AXIS BETWEEN THE
RIDGE AND THE LOW MAY CAUSE PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TEMPERATURES WILL BE GENERALLY ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THIS FORECAST.

&&

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

&&

$$

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