Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 241109
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
509 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015

.AVIATION...

FOR THE 12Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL THREE SITES
THROUGH THE ENTIRE TAF PERIOD. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO VEER THIS
MORNING AND STRENGTHEN BY LATE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. WIND
DIRECTION WILL BECOME MORE WESTERLY OVERNIGHT BUT THERE IS SOME
UNCERTAINTY. SPEEDS WILL DECREASE TO BELOW 10 KNOTS DURING THE
EVENING AND THROUGH THE NIGHT.

BRB

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 253 AM CST TUE FEB 24 2015/

DISCUSSION...
WE WILL HAVE A COUPLE OF DAYS TO THAW OUT BEFORE THE NEXT ARCTIC
COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE PANHANDLES BY WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
SNOW WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE ARCTIC AIR ACROSS MUCH OF THE
REGION. THE SNOW CHANCES LOOK TO BE BEST NEAR THE NEW MEXICO
STATE LINE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. THEN THE BETTER CHANCES
OF SNOW WILL SPREAD EASTWARD THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY IN
ASSOCIATION WITH AN UPPER LEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH. AGAIN...
ACCUMULATING SNOWS LOOK LIKE A GOOD BET.

ON SATURDAY...PRECIPITATION LOOKS TO CONTINUE AS THE PANHANDLES COME
UNDER A WARM AIR ADVECTION PATTERN OVER THE COLD DOME.
PRECIPITATION MAY BE SNOW IN THE MORNING ON SATURDAY...BUT THEN
COULD SWITCH OVER TO RAIN BY AFTERNOON IF THE WARM AIR CAN WIN OUT
NEAR THE SURFACE. OTHERWISE...IT COULD BE MORE OF A FREEZING RAIN
AND SNOW MIX.

ON SUNDAY...ANOTHER COLD FRONT MOVES SOUTH ACROSS THE PANHANDLES...
BRINGING SNOW WITH IT AGAIN. SNOW LINGERS INTO MONDAY AS A
WEAKENING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES THE REGION.

&&

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

&&

$$

17/15




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