Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 091126
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
526 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

.AVIATION...12Z TAFS...
VFR conditions will prevail over the next 24 hours at all TAF
sites. Skies will be mostly clear, winds will start out of the
west northwest 5 to 15 kts, gusts to 20kts at times through about
22Z, then will diminish out of the southwest less than 10 kts
thereafter. Little bit of LLWS at KAMA this morning. Speed shear
is around 25 to 30 kts, but there is about a 60 degree directional
component from the surface to about 1500 ft agl. Just enough to
warrant a mention through about 15Z.

Weber

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 426 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Northerly to northwesterly flow aloft is expected to persist
across the Panhandles through the next seven days. This pattern
will also keep the Panhandles dry while a pair of cold fronts
traverse the area. Our temperatures today are expected to warm
slightly compared to yesterday under clear skies. Temperatures
warm further on Sunday as our surface winds become westerly. The
downsloping component of the wind will allow us to warm into the
mid 60s to possible 70s.

Our first cold front is expected to sweep across the Panhandles
for the start of the workweek. The front is anticipated to move
through throughout the day, so the temperature forecast could be a
bit tricky. In general we should hit our highs early on in the day
across the north while the southern zones will have a greater
chance to warm. Sadly, this front is anticipated to move through
without precip. Northerly winds will help to keep our temperatures
on the cool side Tuesday before the next front approaches the
Panhandles by mid-week.

This second cold front is expected to pack a bigger punch to keep
our highs in the 50s on Thursday. This front will also be void of
precip. We moderate into the weekend as winds shift back around

FIRE WEATHER...
Neither elevated nor critical fire weather conditions are expected
through Sunday. With that being said, if winds are a few MPH
higher then we could be looking at spotty elevated fire weather
conditions. A cold front moving through on Monday could pose an
elevated fire weather risk should wind speeds increase prior to
the cooler air moving into the Panhandles. As the forecast stands
right now, elevated fire weather conditions are possible across
the Oklahoma Panhandle on Monday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                60  28  65  28  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  59  24  66  24  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              61  25  63  25  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  61  28  67  29  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              62  23  65  23  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  60  24  65  26  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               61  28  68  30  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 62  24  64  25  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  60  25  66  26  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                61  25  65  26  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                59  27  66  29  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   58  29  65  29  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                60  28  68  30  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              62  28  70  29  68 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

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