Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 242139
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
339 PM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
CHRISTMAS EVE HAS BEEN A RATHER PLEASANT CHANGE FROM THE WINDS AND
SNOW YESTERDAY. HIGHS HAVE RISEN INTO THE UPPER 40S AND LOW 50S WITH
WINDS BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH. VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THAT
MOST OF THE REMAINING SNOW ACROSS THE PANHANDLES HAS MELTED.
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT LIGHT WINDS, CLEAR SKIES, AND LOWS IN THE UPPER
20S AND LOWER 30S WONT DELAY SANTA ON HIS TRIP. IT WONT FEEL LIKE
CHRISTMAS DAY AS TEMPERATURES SOAR INTO THE UPPER 50S AND MID 60S.
SURFACE WINDS WILL BE A LITTLE BREEZY WITH WINDS UP TO 26 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS.

OLD MAN WINTER WILL MAKE A QUICK RETURN AS A COLD FRONT DROPS ACROSS
THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES
AND NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE MAY NOT RISE ABOVE FREEZING FRIDAY.
THIS COLD FRONT WILL ALSO BRING OUR NEXT CHANCE FOR SNOW. THERE IS A
CHANCE FOR A BRIEF PERIOD OF ICE PELLETS AT THE START OF THE PRECIP
BUT THE CHANGE OVER TO SNOW SHOULD QUICKLY FOLLOW AS THE ATMOSPHERE
COOLS. THE BEST CHANCES WILL BE ACROSS THE OKLAHOMA AND EASTERN
TEXAS PANHANDLE. AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE LESS THAN AN INCH
HOWEVER THE EXTREME NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES
HAS A CHANCE TO BREAK THAT MARK. FOR NOW WILL HOLD OFF ON ISSUING A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR CIMARRON COUNTY.

DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY BEFORE ANOTHER SYSTEM BRINGS A CHANCE FOR SNOW AROUND THE
MIDDLE PART OF NEXT WEEK. PLACED SOME LOW POPS ACROSS THE OKLAHOMA
AND NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLES TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT HOWEVER THIS
CAN CHANGE AS WE GO FORWARD.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                30  62  33  39  19 /   0   0   0  10  20
BEAVER OK                  28  63  29  34  21 /   0   0   0  20  30
BOISE CITY OK              26  58  23  30  16 /   0   0  10  30  20
BORGER TX                  32  65  32  37  20 /   0   0   0  10  20
BOYS RANCH TX              30  63  31  37  19 /   0   0   0  20  20
CANYON TX                  30  62  33  41  21 /   0   0   0  10  20
CLARENDON TX               31  63  37  46  24 /   0   0   0  10  20
DALHART TX                 26  58  26  32  17 /   0   0   5  20  20
GUYMON OK                  26  62  28  33  19 /   0   0   5  20  20
HEREFORD TX                29  61  31  41  20 /   0   0   0  10  20
LIPSCOMB TX                30  62  34  37  22 /   0   0   0  10  30
PAMPA TX                   31  62  34  37  21 /   0   0   0  10  20
SHAMROCK TX                30  62  38  46  26 /   0   0   0  10  30
WELLINGTON TX              29  63  39  48  27 /   0   0   0   5  30

&&

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

&&

$$

09/14




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