Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
925 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

.UPDATE...
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN
PORTIONS OF THE PANHANDLES THROUGH 9 PM WAS CANCELLED EARLY. SOME
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE
TONIGHT...HOWEVER NO ADDITIONAL SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED.

ALSO CANCELLED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN
AND EASTERN PORTIONS OF THE PANHANDLES. WITH STRONGER FORCING
ASSOCIATED WITH A SHORTWAVE TROUGH NOW SHIFTING EAST OF THE
AREA...THE THREAT FOR ANY ORGANIZED HEAVY RAIN APPEARS TO HAVE ENDED
FOR THE NIGHT. THE LOW-LEVEL JET WILL VEER TO THE SOUTHWEST
OVERNIGHT AHEAD OF AN UPPER TROUGH MOVING EAST INTO THE NORTHERN AND
CENTRAL PLAINS...KEEPING THE FOCUS FOR ANY ENHANCED ELEVATED
NOCTURNAL CONVECTION AND ASSOCIATED HEAVY RAIN EAST/NORTHEAST OF THE
AREA. WILL BE ISSUING A FORECAST UPDATE SOON TO DECREASE PRECIP
CHANCES FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT.

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&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 624 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015/

AVIATION...
00Z TAF CYCLE
AN UPPER TROUGH WILL HELP TO TRIGGER CONVECTION ACROSS THE NORTHERN
AND WESTERN PANHANDLES. THE CONVECTION WILL LIKELY AFFECT THE DALHART
TAF SITE BETWEEN 00Z AND 04Z FRIDAY...AND MAY POSSIBLY AFFECT THE GUYMON
TAF SITE BETWEEN 00Z AND 04Z FRIDAY. CONFIDENCE TOO LOW TO MENTION IN
THE TAF FORECAST PACKAGE FOR THE AMARILLO TAF SITE AT THIS TIME. VFR
CONDITIONS TO BECOME MVFR IN AND NEAR THE CONVECTION. SOUTH WINDS 10
TO 20 KNOTS WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS WILL BECOME WEST TO NORTHWEST 10
TO 15 KNOTS AFTER 04Z TO 08Z FRIDAY...AND THEN NORTH AND NORTHEAST 10
TO 20 KNOTS FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT AFTER 12Z TO 15Z
FRIDAY.

SCHNEIDER

&&

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

&&

$$

08/05




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