Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 240539

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1239 AM CDT Mon Jul 24 2017

VFR conditions to prevail for the majority of the 06Z TAF cycle.
The main aviation concern will be the chance for convection
during the first couple of hours. A boundary is currently moving
westward across the Panhandles and has sparked isolated
convection. Storms may affect KDHT or KAMA but confidence is not
high enough to include in prevailing. Convection is not
anticipated to redevelop until much later in the TAF cycle (mainly
after 18Z). Outside of convection, winds will be light and
shifting back out of the south by the end of this TAF cycle.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 421 PM CDT Sun Jul 23 2017/


Noteworthy items for this forecast package are limited with no real
high impact weather. There is of course several chances for
thunderstorms with Tuesday being the only real dry period. Some
storms could be strong, but severe weather does not look likely over
the next several days. In the near term, Thursday could possibly see
some strong to marginally severe storms. Outside of this,
temperatures will be right around normal for this time of year.

Satellite trend this afternoon has shown a CU field developing over
parts of the forecast area. Forcing is very weak with limited shear
and instability. Any thunderstorms that form should be below severe
criteria. Storms will also be slow movers which could lead to
possible localized moderate to heavy rainfall in some areas. The
HRRR has been consistently hinting at convection this afternoon
across the Texas Panhandle. Showers are forming east of Amarillo
and are anticipated to start filling in more across the forecast
area, mainly southern parts of the Texas Panhandle.

Tuesday in the only dry period--outside of small chances to the
northwest--during this entire forecast package. Otherwise,
thunderstorms are possible each day, but little to no shear will
be our main limiting factor, especially during the afternoon
hours. We could see changes in the future forecast packages, but
at this time severe weather does not look favorable next week.



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