Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 220934
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
334 AM CST Mon Jan 22 2018

.DISCUSSION...
A cold front pushed through the Panhandles yesterday evening, and
northwest winds will prevail today behind that front. The frontal
system will be short lived as milder air will replace the cold air
later today. This will keep temperatures near normal for today and
on Tuesday. Wind will promote elevated Fire Weather for today (see
Fire Weather Discussion). Winds will also make the temperatures
feel cooler today. Temperatures on Tuesday will be similar, but
will feel warmer as winds will likely be light and variable with
mostly sunny skies.

Southwest flow will begin to return on Wednesday bringing warmer
temperatures, breezy southwest winds as well. This will promote
elevated Fire Weather conditions. This same pattern will remain on
Thursday, with a cold front expected on Friday. Both days will be
potential for elevated Fire Weather as well.

The next cold front on Friday looks to be short lived as well and
may not be as strong as yesterday`s front. This will keep
temperatures on the cool side Saturday, but by Sunday we should
start to rebound under a ridge of high pressure across the
southwestern CONUS.

Today marks the 101st day without measurable precipitation, and no
precipitation is forecast for the next seven days.

Weber

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...

Although temperatures will be a bit cooler today, relative humidities
will drop into the teens to lower 20s across most of the Panhandles.
Winds will be in the 15 to 20 mph range around this time, creating
elevated Fire Weather conditions today.

Elevated Fire Weather conditions is expected to return on Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday across portions of the Panhandles, due to
southwest winds and low relative humidities.

Weber

&&

.AVIATION...06Z TAFS...
VFR conditions to prevail for the majority of the 06Z TAF cycle.
There is a small chance for low clouds to briefly enter KGUY for
an hour or two while KDHT and KAMA remain VFR. Northerly winds are
expected to persist through the overnight winds in the 10 kt to
20 kt range with gusts up to 30kt. After 14Z tomorrow, we will see
stronger winds aloft mix to the surface. These gusts could reach
near the 40kt mark. Have kept them just below for know.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                52  21  53  22  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  51  22  51  21  59 /   5   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              50  18  47  19  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  55  23  54  24  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              55  19  53  18  59 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  54  20  55  20  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               55  24  55  25  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 52  19  49  17  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  52  21  50  19  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                53  19  55  19  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                52  22  54  23  60 /   5   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   51  23  52  23  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                55  26  56  24  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              58  27  57  25  60 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...Wind Advisory until 5 AM CST early this morning for the
     following zones: Beaver.


&&

$$

89/89/14


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