Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
507 AM CDT Sat Sep 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Southwest flow aloft will continue to bring moisture from
Hurricane Norma to the area through the weekend. This will bring
continued chances for thunderstorm development across the
Panhandles through Monday night. By Monday, the upper level flow
will turn more zonal which will shut off the moisture from the
Pacific and leave the Panhandles dry until the end of the week
when southwest flow returns.

In the lower levels, a front will approach the Panhandles today
and enter the northern zones on Sunday. This will serve as a focus
for storms to spread further northward tonight and keep the area
5 to 10 degrees cooler on Sunday. By Monday, the frontal boundary
modifies out and summer-like temps return. Another front will push
into the Panhandles Wednesday, but with the moisture shut off, its
passage will be dry and with only a small air modification. This
front looks to stall out just south of the area.

Beat

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
RH stays above 20 percent through most of the week; however, on
Tuesday, RH dips below 20 percent. 20 ft winds on Tuesday look to
be between 15 and 20 mph, putting portions of the Panhandles into
elevated conditions.

Beat

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                93  61  85  60  87 /  10  30  30  20  10
Beaver OK                  97  57  84  58  93 /  10  30  40  40  10
Boise City OK              88  53  76  55  87 /   5  10  30  30   5
Borger TX                  95  64  90  63  91 /  10  30  30  30  10
Boys Ranch TX              92  60  88  60  89 /  10  20  30  30  10
Canyon TX                  92  59  87  57  85 /  10  20  30  20   5
Clarendon TX               93  62  87  60  90 /  20  30  30  20   5
Dalhart TX                 89  56  83  56  86 /   5  20  30  30   5
Guymon OK                  93  56  81  58  91 /  10  20  30  30  10
Hereford TX                90  60  86  58  83 /  10  20  30  30  10
Lipscomb TX                98  61  85  61  93 /  20  30  40  40  10
Pampa TX                   94  63  87  62  90 /  20  30  30  30  10
Shamrock TX                91  66  90  62  89 /  20  30  30  30  10
Wellington TX              92  67  90  62  92 /  20  30  30  20   5

&&

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

&&

$$

3/16



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