Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 221733 AAB
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1133 AM CST THU JAN 22 2015

.UPDATE...
UPDATED FOR 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

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.AVIATION.../18Z TAFS/

KAMA...LOW CEILINGS OF 500-700FT AND MVFR VISIBILITIES WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH AT LEAST 21Z WITH ANOTHER ROUND -SN POSSIBLE AS WELL.
CONDITIONS WILL IMPROVE RAPIDLY AFTER 21Z WITH A RETURN TO VFR BY
00Z.

KDHT...IFR AND MVFR CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH 20Z BEFORE
VFR CONDITIONS RETURN BY 23Z.

KGUY...VFR CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

KNS

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 552 AM CST THU JAN 22 2015/

AVIATION...
/12Z TAFS/ SNOW HAS STARTED TO TAPER OFF AT THE TERMINALS...ALTHOUGH
LIGHT SNOW CAN LINGER AT THE KAMA TERMINAL THROUGH 15Z THIS MORNING.
IFR CIGS WILL GRADUALLY LIFT TO MVFR AT KAMA ONCE THIS SNOW ENDS.
AT KGUY/KDHT EXTENSIVE LOW CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE
DAY...WITH CIGS IN THE LOW END VFR CATEGORY. A RETURN TO VFR
CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED AT KAMA LATE THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE GRADUALLY
CLEARING LATE TONIGHT. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AT 10-20 KTS WILL
GRADUALLY DIMINISH TO UNDER 10 KTS LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENTUALLY VEER TO THE SOUTHWEST LATER THIS EVENING.

CLK

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.DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 510 AM CST THU JAN 22 2015/

THE WINTER STORM WHICH AFFECTED THE TX AND OK PNHDLS YESTERDAY THRU
THIS MORNING IS SLOWLY WINDING DOWN. LIGHT SNOW WILL CONTINUE TO
OCCUR ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA THIS MORNING BEFORE RAPIDLY DIMINISHING
THIS AFTERNOON. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
REMAIN GENERALLY AROUND ONE INCH OR LESS. WILL KEEP THE WINTER
WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS GOING THIS MORNING FOR RESIDUAL LIGHT SNOW ALONG
WITH HAZARDOUS TO VERY DANGEROUS/TREACHEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.
MAX TEMPS TODAY WILL BE COLDEST IN AREAS WHERE DEEPEST SNOW COVER
RESIDES.

A RETURN TO DRY WEATHER AND MODERATING TEMPERATURES IS IN THE OFFING
BEGINNING FRIDAY AND CONTINUING INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS AN
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ADVANCES EWD AND AFFECTS THE SRN
HIGH PLAINS.

ANDRADE

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.AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: ARMSTRONG...CARSON...DALLAM...DEAF SMITH...
     GRAY...HANSFORD...HARTLEY...HUTCHINSON...MOORE...
     OCHILTREE...OLDHAM...POTTER...RANDALL...ROBERTS...SHERMAN.

     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: COLLINGSWORTH...DONLEY...HEMPHILL...
     LIPSCOMB...WHEELER.

OK...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: CIMARRON...TEXAS.

     WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE
     FOLLOWING ZONES: BEAVER.


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