Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 172343

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
543 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

VFR conditions are expected to start the TAF period. This will be
followed by periods of MVFR/IFR conditions starting around 03Z
Wednesday through the early morning hours. VFR conditions will then
return to the region mid morning and continue throughout the
remainder of the TAF period. Based off current regional observations, MVFR/IFR
conditions will start at KAMA around 03Z with some light showers and
low cigs. MVFR/IFR conditions will start around 05Z for KDHT/KGUY
with VCSH conditions and low cigs. Low cigs and even some patchy fog
will dissipate by the time we get to daybreak with only scattered
clouds at VFR levels remaining to the end of the TAF period.



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 218 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017/

Upper level low moving just east of the bootheel of New Mexico will
team up with subtropical moisture to bring a fairly good chance of
showers to the region tonight. Showers should continue to fill in
across the south plains of Texas and then the flow aloft will carry
these northward into the Texas Panhandle. The upper level low will
track northeast tonight and will move into Kansas on Wednesday.

Upper level heights will rise behind this departing storm and
temperatures will be above normal for Wednesday through Friday.

Next upper level low will move across or close to the panhandles
next weekend.  Models do not quite agree today as well as they have
been in the past with this next system. But it still looks like we
will have a chance of rain or snow.


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