Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 132035
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
235 PM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.DISCUSSION...
No significant changes have been made to the forecast.  Main day
of concern will be Saturday, when elevated to critical fire
weather conditions are expected.  See below.

Post-frontal surface high pressure ridge builds into the Texas and
Oklahoma Panhandles tonight, with clouds also increasing from the
north.  Low pops for light snow Thursday morning have been
retained for northwest and north-central parts of the forecast
area.  No accumulations of significance are expected.  Cold air
advection with north winds and clouds will make for a much cooler
day on Thursday, with highs about 5 degrees Fahrenheit below
normal.

The next lee trof develops on Friday, with southwest winds bringing
warmer conditions.  On Saturday, the lee trof is expected to
deepen rapidly, inducing southwest winds of 20 to 30 MPH, with
highs 10 to 15 degrees above climo.  A cold front arrives
Saturday evening and Saturday night, with brisk north winds on
Sunday causing Sunday to be another below-normal day, temperature-
wise.  Warming trend expected Monday through Wednesday.  03

Cockrell

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated fire weather conditions will continue through the late
afternoon today across the Panhandles until north winds diminish.
Light to moderate north winds are expected on Thursday.  Light to
moderate southwest winds resume on Friday.

Dry southwest winds increase notably on Saturday, leading to
elevated to critical fire weather conditions across all of the
Panhandles.  Winds will shift to north as a cold front passes
Saturday evening and Saturday night.

Brisk north winds are expected on Sunday.  Light to moderate
southwest winds resume on Monday.  Light winds are expected on
Tuesday.  Light to moderate southwest winds are expected on
Wednesday.  03

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                28  45  25  54  31 /   0   5   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  32  48  23  57  28 /   0   5   0   0   0
Boise City OK              30  42  21  56  28 /   0  30   5   0   0
Borger TX                  32  46  27  57  34 /   0  10   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              30  46  24  56  29 /   0  10   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  27  45  24  55  29 /   0   5   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               33  49  27  56  30 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 28  45  22  55  26 /   0  20   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  33  45  24  57  28 /   0  20   0   0   0
Hereford TX                27  46  22  55  28 /   0   5   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                33  49  25  56  30 /   0   5   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   30  46  25  54  32 /   0   5   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                32  50  28  56  30 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              34  51  29  57  30 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

16/03



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