Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
FXUS64 KAMA 252049
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
349 PM CDT TUE AUG 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
THIS IS DEFINITELY A QUIETER FORECAST PERIOD THAN HAS BEEN THE CASE
IN RECENT WEEKS. THROUGH AT LEAST EARLY NEXT WEEK...A RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ANCHORED OVER AZ/NM AND EXTENDING INTO
HIGH PLAINS. A SHORTWAVE TROUGH CURRENTLY OVER ARIZONA TODAY WILL
ROTATE AROUND THE RIDGE AND HELP TO BRING A WEAK COLD FRONT THROUGH
THE PANHANDLES LATE THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY MORNING. ENHANCED LIFT
WITH THE SYSTEM...AS WELL AS SURFACE CONVERGENCE ALONG THE
FRONT...COULD HELP PRODUCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE
PANHANDLES AROUND THIS TIME. BEST CONFIDENCE IS AROUND THE TIME OF
FRONTAL PASSAGE...WITH 20 TO 50 POPS FOR THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PERIODS.

THE RIDGE THEN BUILDS BACK OVERHEAD AS THE SHORTWAVE CONTINUES
EASTWARD. HAVE KEPT THE REST OF THE FORECAST DRY...AS BEST MID-LEVEL
MOISTURE LOOKS TO REMAIN OVER NEW MEXICO THROUGH EARLY IN THE WEEK.
COULD SEE SLIGHT CHANCES FOR RAIN IN THE NORTHWESTERN PARTS OF THE
FORECAST AREA SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY DEPENDING ON WHERE RIDGE SETS UP
EXACTLY. TEMPERATURES MOSTLY NEAR TO JUST A FEW DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL
THROUGH THE PERIOD.

NF

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                65  92  68  92  66 /   5   5   5  20  20
BEAVER OK                  67  97  71  94  67 /   0   0   5  30  50
BOISE CITY OK              63  95  67  89  63 /   0   5  10  40  30
BORGER TX                  68  96  71  94  70 /   5   5   5  20  30
BOYS RANCH TX              66  94  68  94  65 /   5   0   5  30  30
CANYON TX                  65  93  67  93  66 /   5   5   5  20  20
CLARENDON TX               67  93  68  94  70 /   5   5   0  10  20
DALHART TX                 64  94  66  92  63 /   0   5  10  40  40
GUYMON OK                  66  96  70  91  65 /   0   0  10  40  40
HEREFORD TX                65  92  67  93  66 /   5   5   5  20  20
LIPSCOMB TX                68  95  71  95  69 /   5   0   5  20  50
PAMPA TX                   66  92  68  93  65 /   5   5   5  20  30
SHAMROCK TX                68  94  70  96  71 /   5   5   0   5  20
WELLINGTON TX              69  96  71  98  71 /   5   5   0   5  20

&&

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

&&

$$

3/6



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.