Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
535 PM CST Mon Dec 4 2017

.AVIATION...
For the 00z TAFs...
Post-frontal surface ridge will build southward into the forecast
area tonight and Tuesday morning.  North surface winds around
20 kt expected to prevail this evening, diminishing a bit after
midnight.  High- and mid-level overcast expected for the duration
of this forecast.  No visibility restrictions foreseen.  Light
northwest winds Tuesday morning will trend to west and southwest
by late afternoon as surface ridge axis moves south of the
terminals.  VFR forecast continues next 24 hours.

Cockrell

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 433 PM CST Mon Dec 4 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Not much change to the forecast. The upper level shortwave
responsible for the cold front today will continue on its path
across the Plains. This in conjunction with a high pressure ridge
growing off the west coast will put the Panhandles into northwest
flow aloft, and even a meridional flow at one point. This will
bring fronts to the area and keep temps from here through Thursday
in the 40s for highs. Surprising though, the meridional flow we
experience by Friday which would normally lead to us having cold
weather picks up some Santa Ana characteristics and brings down
warm temps. Thus by Friday we start warming up into the 50s and
see 60s for the weekend. No fire weather conditions are expected
through the weekend, so with the dry weather the only weather
story is really the touch of winter we will feel for the next 3
days.

Beat

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                25  44  25  46  23 /   5   5   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  25  49  23  47  22 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              20  46  21  42  20 /   0   0   0   0   5
Borger TX                  28  48  27  48  26 /   5   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              26  45  23  47  22 /  10   5   0   0   5
Canyon TX                  26  43  25  47  23 /   5   5   5   0   0
Clarendon TX               30  46  28  50  26 /   5   5   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 23  45  22  44  21 /   5   5   0   0   5
Guymon OK                  23  48  23  46  22 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                26  42  24  46  22 /  10   5   5   0   5
Lipscomb TX                26  49  24  49  23 /   0   5   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   26  45  25  47  23 /   5   5   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                30  49  29  51  26 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              33  49  30  53  28 /   0   5   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

03/21



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