Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 220528

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1228 AM CDT Sat Oct 22 2016

VFR conditions are expected throughout the 06Z TAF period. Winds
will increase throughout the morning hours and peak in the afternoon
hours out of the south-southwest between 15-20 kts with gusts over
20 kts possible.



PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 344 PM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016/

Sunshine and downsloping from northwesterly flow aloft has helped
temps across the Panhandles reach into the upper 70s and even hitting
80 in some places. With ridging continuing to build in from the west,
temps will continue climbing Saturday. A surface trough will slide
into the region on Sunday and bring northerly flow. This won`t affect
temps though. As a shortwave makes its way closer to the Panhandles,
mid-level heights slowly drop and clouds increase slightly. The
shortwave looks to stay on track to bring a front through on Tuesday
and bring the eastern Panhandles a quick shot at precip. Mid week and
beyond will see ridging rebuild across much of the CONUS and temps to
stay around the 80s.


Southerly 20 foot winds on Saturday look to be around 15mph but
could be estimated low. Minimum relative humidity values will be
dropping into the teens, so a swath of western to central Texas
Panhandle could see elevated fire weather conditions Saturday. Winds
Sunday will become northerly and drop off, thus alleviating fire
weather concerns.



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