Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1235 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
18Z TAFS...
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND WINDS WILL VARY QUITE A BIT AT
LESS THAN 10KTS ACROSS THE PANHANDLES. WINDS WILL MAINLY BE FROM THE
SOUTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST ACROSS THE PANHANDLES THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT...TURNING WEST TO NORTHWEST SATURDAY MORNING AND AFTERNOON
BEHIND A COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH FROM THE NORTHEAST.

ELSENHEIMER

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 354 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015/

DISCUSSION...
AN UPPER RIDGE ACROSS THE WESTERN STATES TODAY WILL SLOWLY BUILD EAST
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. SUBSIDENCE WILL ALLOW FOR LITTLE IN THE WAY OF
CLOUDS EXCEPT FOR SOME OCCASIONAL HIGH LEVEL CLOUDINESS.
OTHERWISE...MAINLY CLEAR OR MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES WILL PREVAIL. ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY
WITH SOME LOCATIONS POSSIBLY APPROACHING RECORD HIGHS SATURDAY AHEAD
OF A COLD FRONT. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY 5 TO 15
MPH AND MAINLY FROM THE SOUTH AND WEST. COLD FRONT TO MOVE THROUGH
THE PANHANDLES SUNDAY WITH WINDS INCREASING OUT OF THE NORTH 15 TO 25
MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS AND COULD BE AS HIGH AS 20 TO 30 MPH. COOLER
CONDITIONS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE UPPER RIDGE
BREAKS DOWN AND UPPER TROUGH TRACKS ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. DRY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PREVAIL EARLY NEXT WEEK ALTHOUGH CLOSED
UPPER LOW TO TRACKS EAST AND NORTH OUT OF NORTHERN MEXICO AND INTO
SOUTHWEST TEXAS INTO CENTRAL TEXAS. CONTINUED UNSEASONABLY WARM
CONDITIONS BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK WITH ANOTHER COLD FRONT
EXPECTED BY NEXT THURSDAY. POSSIBILITY FOR CONVECTION WILL THIS COLD
FRONT DURING THE LATTER HALF OF NEXT WEEK.

SCHNEIDER

&&

.AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
OK...NONE.

&&

$$

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