Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
520 PM CST SAT FEB 13 2016

.AVIATION...
GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE THIS EVENING. AT GUY A
SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE AREA...SO WINDS WILL BE
LIGHTER AND OUT OF THE EAST THIS EVENING. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
THROUGH THE AREA AFTER MIDNIGHT WHICH WILL MAKE THE WINDS GUSTY AGAIN
FROM THE NORTH. THE WINDS WILL THEN DECREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON ON
SUNDAY AND THEY WILL START TO VEER.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 442 PM CST SAT FEB 13 2016/

DISCUSSION...
PROSPECTS FOR PRECIPITATION ARE SLIM TO NONE NEXT 7 DAYS. BROAD NW
FLOW ALOFT WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SUNDAY AS UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE
DOMINATES THE WEATHER. FOR TONIGHT...A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE SRN HIGH PLAINS LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING WITH
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND NORTH WINDS IN ITS WAKE.

THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE OVER THE WRN US WILL GRADUALLY SLIDE EWD AND
ENCOMPASS THE CENTRAL AND SRN HIGH PLAINS REGION MONDAY THROUGH
THURSDAY BEFORE SLIDING EAST OF THE AREA. WARMER TEMPERATURES ARE IN
STORE MONDAY THRU THURSDAY...WITH THURSDAY EXPECTED TO BE THE WARMEST
DAY OF THE NEXT 7 DAYS. BREEZY TO WINDY CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED
THURSDAY.

A FAST MOVING UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROF WILL TRACK ACROSS THE AREA
LATER THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT WITH ONLY MINIMAL COOLING
ANTICIPATED NEXT FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY UPPER
LEVEL RIDGING AGAIN NEXT WEEKEND. NO POPS FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS.

ANDRADE

FIRE WEATHER...
ELEVATED TO BRIEFLY CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL SUBSIDE
EARLY THIS EVENING ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE
OKLAHOMA AND TEXAS PANHANDLES AS RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES INCREASE.
NEITHER ELEVATED NOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

ANDRADE

&&

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

&&

$$

15/12



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