Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 101135
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
535 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016

.AVIATION...
Potential exists for a brief bout of MVFR stratus and BR this
morning, primarily at GUY.  Otherwise, VFR conditions expected to
prevail next 24 hours with only high-level clouds overhead.  Deepening
lee trof over eastern New Mexico today will support southwest surface
winds gusting into the 25 to 30 kt range this afternoon.  Surface
winds expected to remain up this evening, with occasional gusts as
shortwave trof approaches.  If surface winds do decouple this
evening, threat for low-level wind shear will exist after 04z Sunday.

Cockrell

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 359 AM CST Sat Dec 10 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Downsloping flow, southern flow at the surface, and sunny skies will
help the Panhandles to see temperatures increase to around 15
degrees warmer than yesterday. These will be the warmest temps of the
next 7 days. A cold front will drop temps slightly on Sunday as
northerly winds make a brief return for the day in conjunction with
a weak upper level trough and surface low. As high pressure moves in
for the beginning of the work week, temps will hover around
climatological norms. Another front will affect the area by mid week,
but with little moisture to work with, the passage will remain dry.
The upper level pattern looks to begin changing by the end of the
work week as a low pressure system comes on shore and digs into the
western Conus. Looking ahead to the weekend, while models differ
quite a bit, precip looks to make a return along with single digit
temperatures.

Beat

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                64  43  57  26  59 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  56  37  53  25  52 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              63  39  52  27  54 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  63  42  55  27  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              66  42  61  25  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  66  43  61  26  61 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               60  41  60  30  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 65  39  56  25  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  61  39  54  24  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                65  41  63  24  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                54  38  54  28  52 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   60  43  53  26  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                53  38  58  28  52 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              55  39  62  30  53 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

03/16



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