Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 211010
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
410 AM CST Tue Nov 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A cold front will push through all of the Panhandles early this
morning with winds shifting to the north and increasing to around
15 to 25 mph or 20 to 30 mph with gusts near 35 to 40 mph by mid
to late morning. A dry northwesterly to northerly upper flow will
prevail across the forecast area today through the weekend as an
upper high dominates over northwest Mexico and Baja California. A
1030-1035 mb surface high will build south across the Plains
states tonight and then quickly pushing off to the south and east
Wednesday. A surface trough will develop by tonight to the lee of
the Rockies which will push into the Panhandles Thursday. A cold
front is then forecast to push through the Panhandles by late
Friday with a cool surface ridge building into the Panhandles
Friday night and Saturday. Another lee surface trough develops by
Sunday across eastern Colorado and eastern New Mexico. A cold
front is then expected to push through the Panhandles next
Tuesday with a cool surface ridge building into the forecast area
Tuesday night and the middle of next week. Dry conditions will
prevail today through the middle of next week.

Schneider

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated fire weather conditions will occur today from around
midday until mid afternoon mainly across the southern Texas
Panhandle. The window will be brief for the onset of elevated fire
weather conditions as a cold front moves through all of the
Panhandles today shifting the 20 foot winds to the north and
increasing to around 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 35 mph. The
minimum afternoon relative humidities will fall to around 20
percent across much of the southern Texas Panhandle by mid
afternoon, after which, the humidities will increase quickly by
late this afternoon and early this evening and the 20 foot wind
speeds will diminish.

Elevated fire weather conditions could possibly be met late this
week or this weekend and perhaps early next week, however
confidence is low at this time.

Schneider

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                61  31  63  41  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  58  29  64  39  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              56  31  67  40  72 /   5   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  61  33  64  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              63  31  65  39  73 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  63  31  64  40  73 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               65  32  61  41  74 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 59  30  65  40  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  57  31  65  41  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                63  31  63  39  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                59  29  62  39  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   60  31  61  42  72 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                64  30  59  38  74 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              67  31  59  38  75 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

15/11



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