Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
511 AM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Surface cold front will move across the fcst area this morning
with north to northeast winds in the breezy to windy categories
with higher gusts at times behind this boundary. Cool surface high
pressure will then build into the area late today and tonight.
Drier air will invade the region today and Saturday. Low level
moisture will be slow to return until later this weekend due to
the drier atmosphere behind the cold front. As a result, there
will likely be a relative minimum in shower and tstm coverage
across the OK and TX Panhandles today and Saturday. Therefore,
have lowered pops accordingly durg this time period. Below normal
temperatures are in store for the area today through Monday.

The upper level pattern will primarily be one of northwest flow
aloft with an upper level ridge of high pressure over the western
states while an upper level trof of low pressure persists across
the eastern states. This pattern will contiue through Monday
before becoming more semi-zonal Tuesday through Thursday. Once
sufficient low level moisture returns to the region Saturday night
into early next week, the prospects for showers and tstms will
increase areawide, with highest pops overall from Saturday night
through Monday night. Slgt chc pops for Tuesday and Tuesday night
seem plausible as the upper level flow transitions from northwest
to more westerly, then no pops for Wednesday and Thursday. High
temperatures will rebound into the 90s over the region Tuesday
through Thursday.

Andrade

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                78  55  76  56  76 /  20  20  20  40  40
Beaver OK                  77  56  80  56  79 /  10  10   5  20  30
Boise City OK              73  53  75  54  76 /  10  10   5  40  40
Borger TX                  77  58  79  58  78 /  20  20  10  30  40
Boys Ranch TX              76  54  78  55  79 /  20  20  10  40  40
Canyon TX                  79  55  76  56  76 /  20  20  20  40  40
Clarendon TX               82  58  77  59  77 /  20  30  20  20  30
Dalhart TX                 74  54  76  55  77 /  20  10  10  40  40
Guymon OK                  76  55  79  56  78 /  10  10   5  30  40
Hereford TX                81  55  75  57  78 /  20  20  20  40  40
Lipscomb TX                78  56  79  57  78 /  20  10   5  20  30
Pampa TX                   78  57  76  57  77 /  20  20  10  20  30
Shamrock TX                83  59  79  60  79 /  20  20  20  20  30
Wellington TX              86  61  79  62  79 /  20  30  20  20  30

&&

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

&&

$$



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