Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
513 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016

.AVIATION...
Southerly winds will get gusty this morning and then they will back
some this afternoon. Winds will then decrease with sunset to around
10 knots or less. A few showers and thunderstorms will try to make a
run at DHT and GUY late this afternoon and evening...but think the
coverage will be too isolated to mention in this forecast. Skies are
expected to remain VFR.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 353 AM CDT FRI JUL 22 2016/

DISCUSSION...
WIDESPREAD TRIPLE-DIGIT HIGH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE
PANHANDLES TODAY AND SATURDAY AS BROAD RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ALOFT
REMAINS OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS AND SOUTHWEST.  A FEW THUNDERSTORMS
WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA
MAINLY THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING WHERE STEEPER LAPSE RATES
EXPECTED IN VICINITY OF SURFACE TROF.  SIMILAR SETUP EXPECTED
SATURDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING.  BY SUNDAY...HIGHER 700 MB THETA-E
VALUES SPREAD INTO EASTERN AND SOUTHERN SECTIONS...WITH THUNDERSTORM
CHANCES EXTENDING INTO THESE LOCATIONS ALSO.  HIGH TEMPERATURES IN
THE MID- TO UPPER-90S EXPECTED TO PREVAIL MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY.  03

COCKRELL

FIRE WEATHER...
BRIEFLY ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ON SATURDAY
ACROSS WESTERN...CENTRAL...AND NORTHEAST SECTIONS OF THE TEXAS
PANHANDLE AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FALL BELOW 20 PERCENT AND
SOUTHERLY 20-FOOT WINDS INCREASE ABOVE 15 MPH.  03

&&

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

&&

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15/3



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