Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 151121
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
521 AM CST Thu Feb 15 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Above normal temperatures are once again in the forecast for
today in advance of a cold front. Extensive mid and high level
clouds will also prevail courtesy of upper level broad southwesterly
flow pulling high level moisture northeast from the subtropics.

The above mentioned cold front will approach the OK Panhandle late
this afternoon and sweep southward across the Texas Panhandle this
evening and tonight with gusty north winds in its wake for several
hours. Much cooler temperatures are then expected Friday before
quickly rebounding this weekend into next Monday. A weakening
upper level shortwave trof is progged to move across west Texas
Friday and Friday night on a track that keeps the main
precipitation shield well south of the OK and TX Panhandles.
Retained a sliver of slgt chc pops Friday night for light rain
across the extreme southeast Texas Panhandle. Otherwise, no
mentionable pops through next Wednesday. Medium range models
suggest another cold front will likely impact the area Monday
night, leading to cooler temperatures for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Andrade

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated fire weather conditions are expected this afternoon
across the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles due to 20 foot southwest
to west winds of 15 to 25 mph with some higher gusts along with
forecast minimum relative humidity values near 20 percent. Winds
are expected to become northwest to north near 15 mph across the
central and eastern Oklahoma Panhandle late this afternoon as a
cold front approaches the area. Elevated fire weather conditions
area also expected across much of the Oklahoma and Texas
Panhandles on Sunday and Monday.

Andrade

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                75  28  44  33  61 /   0   5   0   5   0
Beaver OK                  73  24  43  29  60 /   0   5   0   0   0
Boise City OK              68  21  43  29  60 /   0   5   0   0   0
Borger TX                  76  30  46  36  63 /   0   5   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              73  26  47  32  63 /   0   5   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  74  29  44  33  62 /   0   5   5   5   0
Clarendon TX               78  32  45  34  63 /   0   5   5  10   0
Dalhart TX                 71  23  44  29  61 /   0   5   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  73  24  44  29  60 /   0   5   0   0   0
Hereford TX                72  30  44  33  63 /   0   5   5   5   0
Lipscomb TX                77  27  43  31  62 /   0   5   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   74  27  43  32  61 /   0   5   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                79  32  44  34  63 /   0  10   5  10   5
Wellington TX              81  35  45  35  64 /   0  10   5  20   5

&&

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

&&

$$



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