Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 051734
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1134 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
FEW-SCT CLOUDS AROUND 2-2.5 KFT AGL ARE CURRENTLY APPROACHING KAMA
FROM THE WEST. DO NOT ANTICIPATE ANY CIGS WITH THESE LOWER
CLOUDS...AND THEY SHOULD MIX OUT LATER THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL
REMAIN OUT OF THE SOUTHWEST THROUGH THE PERIOD...WITH SPEEDS REACHING
AROUND 15 KTS THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE DISSIPATING TO AOB 10 KTS THIS
EVENING.

KB

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 247 AM CST THU MAR 5 2015/

DISCUSSION...
UPPER TROUGH TO EXIT THE PANHANDLES TODAY ALLOWING FOR A DRY
NORTHWESTERLY UPPER FLOW TO PREVAIL TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. SHORTWAVE
RIDGING WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE FORECAST AREA BY SATURDAY BEFORE AN
OPEN WAVE MOVES ACROSS WEST TEXAS LATE THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. SURFACE TROUGH/COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA
SUNDAY...HOWEVER NOT MUCH CHANGE IN TEMPS FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF
THIS SURFACE BOUNDARY. BEST UPPER LEVEL DYNAMICS AND SURFACE MOISTURE
SHOULD REMAIN EAST AND SOUTH OF THE PANHANDLES...THEREFORE DRY
CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. SURFACE TROUGH
DEVELOPS ALONG THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS
DOWNSLOPING SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS BRING MUCH ABOVE NORMAL CONDITIONS TO
THE PANHANDLES.

UNDERCUT MOS GUIDANCE ON HIGHS TODAY AND AGAIN FRIDAY DUE TO
SNOWPACK WHICH SHOULD BE GONE BY THE END OF THIS WEEK OR THE WEEKEND.
ABOVE NORMAL CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.
ALSO...DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH THE END OF THE FORECAST
PACKAGE.

SCHNEIDER

&&

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

&&

$$

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