Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
523 AM CDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...
As T.S. Eliot said in 1922, "April is the cruelest month."

A potent mid-level low pressure center is expected to bring
accumulating snows to the northwest part of the Combined Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles Saturday and Saturday night.  At this time
the higher elevations of Cimarron County Oklahoma look favored to
receive a significant snowfall.  We have issued a Winter Storm
Warning for snow for this western-most county of the Oklahoma
Panhandle, with a winter storm watch for adjacent counties.

For today however, the potential for a few strong to severe
thunderstorms will exist for the southeast Texas Panhandle this
evening as pooling moisture behind a cold front will be augmented
by a mid-level shortwave trof.  Rain and a few thunderstorms can
be expected tonight across the Panhandles.

Strong north winds tonight will bring freezing temperatures and
the potential for light snow to mix in with the rain in the
northwest.

As the mid-level low moves through New Mexico and tracks across
the northwest and north part of the forecast area, strong north
winds will continue Saturday and Saturday night.  Isentropic lift
will assist in precipitation production.

By Sunday morning, precipitation is expected to diminish in
intensity as the mid-level low departs.  Freezing temperatures
will likely occur across northern and western sections.  Rain
showers may occur Sunday afternoon across mainly northeast
sections.

Following one last freeze on Monday morning, more typical spring-
like temperatures are expected through Thursday.

Cockrell

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                75  38  43  31  48 /  20  70  80  60  30
Beaver OK                  73  38  42  33  44 /  20  90 100  70  40
Boise City OK              64  31  34  27  41 /  30  90  90  70  30
Borger TX                  77  41  43  33  52 /  20  80  80  70  40
Boys Ranch TX              73  38  42  31  51 /  20  70  80  70  30
Canyon TX                  75  40  43  31  48 /  20  70  70  60  20
Clarendon TX               76  42  48  33  51 /  10  60  60  40  10
Dalhart TX                 69  36  38  30  49 /  30  80  80  60  30
Guymon OK                  70  36  38  31  45 /  30 100 100  70  40
Hereford TX                75  41  44  31  51 /  20  60  70  60  20
Lipscomb TX                76  42  44  36  47 /  10  80 100  70  40
Pampa TX                   76  39  44  33  49 /  20  70  90  60  40
Shamrock TX                78  45  50  36  51 /   5  70  60  40  20
Wellington TX              80  47  53  37  54 /   5  60  50  40  10

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...Winter Storm Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday morning
     for the following zones: Dallam...Hartley...Sherman.

OK...Winter Storm Watch from Saturday morning through Sunday morning
     for the following zones: Texas.

     Winter Storm Warning from 7 AM Saturday to 7 AM CDT Sunday for
     the following zones: Cimarron.

&&

$$

29/03



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