Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 290334 AAC
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1034 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.AVIATION...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED TO REMAIN SOUTH OF KAMA AND ALL
TERMINALS.  MID- AND HIGH-LEVEL CLOUDS EXPECTED TO DIMINISH
OVERNIGHT AS LIGHT SURFACE WINDS PREVAIL.  HIGH-LEVEL CUMULUS
EXPECTED TO DEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AS EAST AND SOUTHEAST SURFACE
WINDS RESUME.  VFR FORECAST CONTINUES NEXT 24 HOURS.

COCKRELL

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 944 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015/

UPDATE...
HAVE UPDATED GRAPHICAL FORECASTS...ELIMINATING FIRST PERIOD POPS FROM
ALL BUT EXTREME SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE. RADAR TRENDS SUGGEST EVEN
THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING SOUTHEAST OUT OF FORECAST AREA
BEFORE MIDNIGHT. UPDATED TEXT PRODUCTS WILL BE ISSUED SHORTLY.

COCKRELL

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 625 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015/

AVIATION...
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS JUST WEST OF KDHT ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY WEAK
COLD AIR ADVECTION AT 500 MB...AND ARE EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE QUICKLY
THIS EVENING.

OTHERWISE...VERY LIGHT SURFACE WINDS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND SATURDAY
MORNING.  AFTER CONVECTIVE CLOUDS AND ASSOCIATED ANVILS DISSIPATE
EARLY THIS EVENING...GENERALLY CLEAR SKY EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH
EARLY SATURDAY AFTERNOON.  NO OVERNIGHT OR EARLY MORNING VISIBILITY
RESTRICTIONS EXPECTED.  HIGH-BASED CUMULUS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
AROUND 21Z SATURDAY...PRIMARILY AT KAMA AND KDHT.  VFR FORECAST
CONTINUES NEXT 24 HOURS.

COCKRELL

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 326 PM CDT FRI AUG 28 2015/

DISCUSSION...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY CONTINUES TO MOVE SLOWLY SOUTH AND EAST ACROSS THE
SOUTHERN SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA LATE TODAY. EXPECT THIS COLD
FRONT TO PUSH SOUTH OUT OF THE PANHANDLES EARLY TONIGHT WITH SOME
ISOLATED CONVECTION MAINLY THIS EVENING ACROSS THE WEST AND SOUTHERN
SECTIONS. AN UPPER RIDGE OVER THE INTERCONTINENTAL REGION WITH A
NORTHWESTERLY UPPER FLOW ACROSS THE PANHANDLES WILL ALLOW FOR AN
UPPER TROUGH TO TRACK ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA THROUGH EARLY TONIGHT.
A SURFACE RIDGE WILL BUILD INTO THE FORECAST AREA TONIGHT AND
SATURDAY BEFORE MOVING EAST AWAY FROM THE PANHANDLES SATURDAY NIGHT
AND SUNDAY.

THE UPPER RIDGE TO BUILD EAST ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN
ROCKIES AND ACROSS THE PANHANDLES THIS WEEKEND AND THEN TRACKING OFF
TO THE EAST EARLY NEXT WEEK AS ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH APPROACHES THE
FORECAST AREA BY LATE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. LEE SIDE
SURFACE TROUGH DEVELOPS BY EARLY NEXT WEEK THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK WHICH MAY ALLOW FOR ISOLATED CONVECTION TO IMPACT THE WESTERN
AND PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PANHANDLES MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.
ANOTHER COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO THE PANHANDLES BY THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY MORNING.

SCHNEIDER

&&

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

&&

$$

03/10



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