Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 010454 AAB
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1054 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015

.AVIATION...
/06Z TAFS/ IFR TO MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED AT THE TERMINALS OVERNIGHT
WITH ABUNDANT LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE. MOIST LOW-LEVELS CAN LEAD
TO LIGHT FOG DEVELOPING AT THE TERMINALS IN ADDITION TO THE LOW CLOUDS
OVERNIGHT. EXPECT CONDITIONS TO SLOWLY IMPROVE TO VFR SUNDAY. A COLD
FRONT HAS STARTED TO MOVE INTO THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND WILL
CONTINUE TO PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE TERMINALS OVERNIGHT. WEST-SOUTHWEST
WINDS WILL VEER OUT OF THE NORTH-NORTHWEST IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT.
WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE SUNDAY MORNING TO AROUND 20 KTS SUSTAINED
AND BECOME GUSTY IN RESPONSE TO A TIGHTENING PRESSURE GRADIENT. WINDS
WILL DIMINISH TO AROUND 10 KTS TOWARD SUNSET SUNDAY EVENING.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 546 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015/

AVIATION...
/00Z TAFS/ ABUNDANT LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE IN THE AREA WILL MAINTAIN IFR
CIGS AT KAMA AND MVFR CIGS AT KDHT THIS EVENING. CIGS ARE EXPECTED TO
GRADUALLY IMPROVE TO VFR BY SUNDAY MORNING...ALTHOUGH EXPECT SCT LOW
CLOUDS FOR MUCH OF THE DAY SUNDAY. POSSIBLE FOR LIGHT RAIN/SNOW TO
IMPACT MAINLY THE KGUY/KDHT TERMINALS TONIGHT...BUT CONFIDENCE IN
THIS IS TOO LOW TO MENTION IN THIS FORECAST. LIGHT SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL VEER TO THE NORTH BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE
AREA OVERNIGHT. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 20 KTS
SUSTAINED AND BECOME GUSTY SUNDAY MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE
REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST PERIOD.

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PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 313 PM CST SAT JAN 31 2015/

DISCUSSION...

A PREDOMINATELY DRY WEEK IS EXPECTED AFTER LINGERING SHOWERS PEEL
OUT LATER TONIGHT. SUNDAY WILL REMAIN COOLISH BEFORE HEIGHTS BUILD
THROUGH TUESDAY AND H85 TEMPS PUSH TO AROUND 12C BY TUE AFTERNOON.
ANOTHER FRONT WILL BRING TEMPS CRASHING DOWN BRIEFLY ON WED AND THU
BEFORE A POTENTIALLY BIG WARMUP HEADING INTO NEXT WEEKEND. MED RANGE
MODELS HAVE H85 TEMPS FROM 17-21C BY NEXT SATURDAY. IF THESE
READINGS PAN OUT, HIGHS WILL BE WELL UP IN THE 70S ON SAT.

SIMPSON

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

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