Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 260528

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1228 AM CDT Wed Oct 26 2016

For the 06z TAFs...Cold front expected to reach northern terminals
near the beginning of the forecast, with north surface winds and
mid-level clouds.  Frontal passage at KAMA expected around 11z, with
surface winds initially from the northwest.  Any early morning fog
expected to be well east of all terminals.  Surface winds at all
terminals expected to trend to more northeasterly during the day with
gusts into the 20 to 30 kt range.  A clear sky is forecast for the
afternoon and evening.  Surface winds diminish around sunset, with
further veering, trending to east and southeast.  VFR forecast
continues next 24 hours.



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 629 PM CDT Tue Oct 25 2016/

00Z TAFs - VFR conditions are expected, though there may be a brief
period early Wednesday morning where some MVFR ceilings or visibility could
appear. Confidence wasn`t high enough to include at this time but
will watch. Otherwise, south winds will shift northerly during the
early morning hours behind a weak cold front. Sustained winds around
15kts with gusts to 20-30kts are possible until mid-afternoon when
winds will taper off to around 5 to 10kts.


PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 428 PM CDT Tue Oct 25 2016/

Dry weather and above normal temperatures will continue across the OK
and TX Panhandles through early next week as an upper level ridge of
high pressure dominates the region. This ridge of high pressure is
forecast to flatten and slide south and east of the area by
Saturday, with the fcst area in WSW flow aloft durg the weekend into
early next week. A couple weak and dry cold fronts are slated to move
across the area, one late tonight and Wednesday morning, and the
second one on Saturday. A third cold front may possibly impact the OK
and TX Panhandles in about one week. With a minimal moisture supply
expected for the next several days, each of the above mentioned cold
fronts will be dry. Short and medium range models are in general
agreement and were accepted.



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