Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 070459 AAB
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1059 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015

.AVIATION...
GENERALLY CLEAR SKY EXPECTED TONIGHT AND MUCH OF SATURDAY...UNTIL
INCREASING CIRRUS MOVE INTO SOUTHERN PART OF FORECAST AREA FROM THE
SOUTHWEST.  SURFACE WINDS EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW 10 KT THROUGH 06Z
SUNDAY.  SURFACE TROF EXPECTED TO CAUSE SURFACE WINDS AT NORTHERN
TERMINALS TO BECOME NORTHWEST TO NORTHEAST DURING THE DAY ON
SATURDAY.  IN THE SOUTH...SURFACE TROF EXPECTED TO LOSE ITS PUNCH...
SLOWING DOWN AND DISSIPATING BEFORE REACHING KAMA...WITH LIGHT AND
VARIABLE SURFACE WINDS FORECAST AT KAMA FOR MOST OF THE DAY.  NO
VISIBILITY RESTRICTIONS EXPECTED.  VFR FORECAST CONTINUES NEXT 24
HOURS.

COCKRELL

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 455 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015/

AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH LIGHT WINDS.
SURFACE WINDS WILL ROTATE CLOCKWISE AROUND THE DIAL STARTING LATE
TONIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE END OF THIS TAF ISSUANCE.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 227 PM CST FRI MAR 6 2015/

DISCUSSION...
A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH WILL TRAVERSE THE PANHANDLES FROM NORTHWEST
TO SOUTHEAST TONIGHT. THEN ANOTHER SURFACE TROUGH WILL START TO
DEVELOP TO OUR WEST BY LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THIS SHOULD KEEP
THE WINDS FAIRLY LIGHT ACROSS THE PANHANDLES FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS.

THE WINDS WILL THEN PICK UP SOME AHEAD OF ANOTHER COLD FRONT WHICH
WILL MOVE THROUGH THE PANHANDLES ON SUNDAY. THIS COLD FRONT
SHOULD ONLY KNOCK TEMPERATURES BACK BY ABOUT 5 DEGREES OR SO.

THE PANHANDLES WILL BE UNDER A SPLIT FLOW ALOFT WHICH MEANS THAT
THE CANADIAN AIR WILL STAY IN CANADA AND WE MAY SEE AND INCREASE
IN HIGH CLOUDS FROM TIME TO TIME FROM SYSTEMS MOVING TO OUR
SOUTH. THE SYSTEM THAT MOVES TO OUR SOUTH ON MONDAY WILL TRY TO
BRING SOME SHOWERS TO THE FAR SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE...BUT WILL
NOT INSERT POPS AT THIS TIME AS IT LOOKS LIKE A LONG SHOT RIGHT NOW.

THE PANHANDLES WILL START A WARMING TREND BY TUESDAY WHICH WILL
LAST THROUGH THE REST OF THIS FORECAST.

&&

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

&&

$$

03/14





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