Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
238 AM CST Thu Dec 8 2016

.DISCUSSION...
1048 mb high over southern Alberta will continue to slide southward
through the plains today. Highs will struggle to get out of the 20s
and 30s across the panhandles today as the cold air mass settles in.
The surface high will shift off to the east of the panhandles
tonight and this will allow for a lee-side trough to develop in
eastern Colorado and eastern New Mexico.  Warm air advection will
move over the cold dome at the surface tonight and temperatures in
this warm air aloft may get above freezing.  Am a little concerned
about the possibility of some very light and patchy freezing drizzle
across the western panhandles if the low level moisture can get
back. Some models think the moisture will come back and some models
do not think that it will get back.  So confidence is not very high
at this point, and will not mention it as a hazard, but will have
some very light patchy freezing drizzle in the forecast after
midnight tonight until noon on Friday.

Much warmer air moves in across the Panhandles on Saturday on
southwest winds.

Sunday and Monday should also have high temperatures above normal
for mid December, but another strong cold front may move through the
region on Tuesday which will knock temperatures down below normal
again for Tuesday through the end of this forecast.

A fast west to northwest flow aloft will be found across the
panhandles for this forecast. Any storm systems are expected to
remain to the north of the panhandles, therefore, do not have any
precipitation chances going in this forecast.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                28  18  47  30  64 /   5   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  30  13  44  24  59 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              26  14  48  26  61 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  30  21  48  31  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              30  17  52  29  66 /   5   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  30  18  48  29  64 /   5   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               31  19  43  26  61 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 29  16  52  27  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  28  15  48  26  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                31  17  50  30  64 /  10   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                31  16  41  26  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   28  17  45  28  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                33  18  40  25  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              35  20  41  26  56 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

29/15



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