Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 042138
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
338 PM CST Sun Dec 4 2016

.DISCUSSION...
No major changes from earlier forecast.  One final warm day expected
on Monday with highs mainly in the lower- to mid-60s.

First cold front arrives Monday evening, causing Tuesday maxima to be
held to the upper-30s to mid-40s.  Strong jet streak and associated
very dynamic system drives arctic cold front through forecast area
Wednesday morning.

Strong large-scale ascent along and north of jet streak could cause
development of light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday, particularly
across the northeast half of the combined Texas/Oklahoma Panhandles.
Strong winds with cold front could also produce areas of blowing snow.

High temperatures on Wednesday expected to remain below freezing
across northern one-third of forecast area.  Massive surface ridge
extending into Panhandles from northwestern Alberta Thursday morning
expected to bring coldest conditions of the season with low
temperatures Thursday morning near zero Fahrenheit in northwest to
the mid-teens in the southwest.  Thursday maxima expected to remain
below freezing over all but southern Texas Panhandle.

Huge surface ridge moves east of area on Friday, allowing highs to
reach the lower- to mid-40s.  Warmup continues into the weekend,
with highs near normal on Saturday and Sunday.  03

Cockrell

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Briefly elevated fire weather conditions may develop Monday afternoon
across the southwest Texas Panhandle.  No elevated or critical fire
weather conditions are expected Tuesday through Sunday.  03

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                31  65  27  39  27 /   0   0   0   5  10
Beaver OK                  30  60  26  38  23 /   0   0   0   5  30
Boise City OK              30  61  19  38  20 /   0   0   0   5  20
Borger TX                  33  64  27  39  28 /   0   0   0   5  20
Boys Ranch TX              27  66  26  42  26 /   0   0   0   5  10
Canyon TX                  29  65  27  41  27 /   0   0   0   5  10
Clarendon TX               33  63  29  40  29 /   0   0   0   5  10
Dalhart TX                 27  65  24  38  25 /   0   0   0   0  20
Guymon OK                  31  63  25  39  25 /   0   0   0   5  30
Hereford TX                27  67  27  43  27 /   0   0   0   5  10
Lipscomb TX                33  61  26  39  25 /   0   0   0   5  20
Pampa TX                   32  64  27  38  27 /   0   0   0   5  20
Shamrock TX                32  61  29  41  29 /   0   0   0   5  10
Wellington TX              32  60  31  43  32 /   0   0   0   5  10

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

07/03


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