Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
537 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.AVIATION...12Z TAFS...

VFR conditions will prevail at all three TAF sites through 12Z
Tuesday. West and southwest winds 5 to 10 kts or less will shift
to the north and increase in the 15 to 20 kt range after 14Z,
then diminish again 5 to 10 kts after 23Z. Winds will stay mainly
out of the north northwest for the remainder of the TAF period
less than 10 kts.

Weber

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 307 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Dormant weather pattern will continue for the seven day forecast
period as a blocking ridge of high pressure over the western CONUS
remains. Dry northwest flow will prevail as a result. As cold
modified arctic air masses continue to barrel down the central and
eastern CONUS, occassional cold fronts will clip the Panhandles.
As is stands current model guidance suggest these will be weak
cold fronts and therefore highs will fluctuate between mid to
upper 50s on the cooler days and mid 60s to lower 70s on the
warmer days. Thursday will be the exception as stronger but quick
moving cold front will push through and leave highs in the upper
40s to lower 50s. By Friday temperatures will rebound into the
upper 50s to lower 60s.

Weber

FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated Fire Weather conditions today across the Oklahoma and
most of the Texas Panhandle. 20 foot north winds will pick up in
the 15 to 17 mph range with gusts up to 25 mph. The southwest
Texas Panhandle will likely see 20 foot winds less than 15 mph,
but some areas could gust to 20 mph. Relative humidities will be
10 to 20 percent, with the lowest RH`s in the southwest Texas
Panhandle, and the highest across the northeast OK Panhandle.

Weber

&&

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

&&

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