Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 241736
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1236 PM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.AVIATION...

POST FRONTAL WINDS WILL SUBSIDE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AND GRADUALLY
TURN SOUTHERLY THIS EVENING. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH
KGUY AND KDHT BY MID MORNING TOMORROW BRINGING GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS.
THE FRONT WILL REACH KAMA NEAR THE END OF THE TAF FORECAST PERIOD.
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.

BRB

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 415 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015/

DISCUSSION...
WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES
TODAY...CAUSING AN INITIAL INCREASE IN WINDS AND ELEVATED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON.  SEE FIRE WEATHER SECTION
BELOW.

LACK OF SIGNIFICANT CLOUD COVER SHOULD ALLOW HIGH TEMPERATURES
TODAY TO REACH THE 70S.  ANOTHER COLD FRONT ON WEDNESDAY EXPECTED TO
DROP MAXIMA TO NEAR 60 IN THE NORTHEAST...WHILE THE SOUTHEAST SHOULD
REACH THE UPPER 70S.

SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS WEDNESDAY EVENING IN NORTHWESTERN SECTIONS
HAS BEEN RETAINED...AS JET STREAK PASSES THROUGH QUICKLY-MOVING TROF
AXIS ABOVE REGION OF MODEST UPSLOPE FLOW.  NO OTHER POPS IN
FORECAST.

COOLER ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE LOWER- TO MID-60S.
WARMER ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AS MID-LEVEL FLOW BECOMES LESS
MERIDIONAL AND AIRMASS MODIFIES.  CONTINUED MILD ON MONDAY.  03

COCKRELL

FIRE WEATHER...
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN AROUND NOON IN
WESTERN SECTIONS AS NORTH WINDS COMBINE WITH LOWERING RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES. BY 2 PM...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL END IN
WESTERN SECTIONS AS WINDS DIMINISH...BUT WILL EXIST IN EASTERN
SECTIONS AS RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FALL. THESE CONDITIONS WILL COME TO
AN END IN EASTERN SECTIONS AROUND 5 PM.  ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BRIEFLY DEVELOP ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE DUE TO LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES AND BREEZY WINDS.  03

&&

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

&&

$$

17/02




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