Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 240849
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
249 AM CST WED DEC 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE REMAINING SNOW FLURRIES FROM YESTERDAY ARE SLOWLY EXITING THE
AREA THIS MORNING. ALBEIT NOT MUCH IN THE WAY OF ACCUMULATION...THESE
FLURRIES WERE A LITTLE TASTE OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS FOR THE PANHANDLES
UNTIL POTENTIALLY LATER THIS WEEKEND. UNTIL THEN...THE NEXT 48 HOURS
WILL HAVE THE PANHANDLES ON A TEMPERATURE ROLLER COASTER WITH DRY
CONDITIONS EXPECTED WHICH THANKFULLY WILL MAKE SANTA`S TRAVELS
TONIGHT FAIRLY EASY ACROSS THE PANHANDLES. HIGHS TODAY WILL BE IN
THE 40S AREA WIDE WITH LOWS TONIGHT IN THE MID TO UPPER 20S. GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL RETURN TO THE AREA ON CHRISTMAS DAY MAKING
TEMPERATURES FEEL ANYTHING BUT WINTER-LIKE WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S
EXPECTED.

NO WORRIES FOR YOU OLD MAN WINTER FANS AS MORE TYPICAL COLD WEATHER WILL
RAPIDLY RETURN CHRISTMAS NIGHT AND CONTINUE FOR THE UNFORESEEABLE
FUTURE. IN FACT...SHORT RANGE MODELS ARE ACTUALLY SHOWING SOME
PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF SNOW FRIDAY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND
FRIDAY NIGHT ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. THE GFS CONTINUES TO DRY SLOT THE
AREA...BUT MOST OTHER MODELS AGREE THAT THERE WILL BE SNOW IN AND
AROUND THE FORECAST AREA WITH LITTLE TO NO ACCUMULATIONS EXPECTED.
THIS SHOT FOR PRECIPITATION WILL BE A BRIEF ONE...BUT THE COLD AIR
WILL LINGER. HIGHS ON FRIDAY WILL RANGE FROM THE LOW 30S NORTH TO THE
UPPER 40S SOUTH.

FOR THE WEEKEND...DRY CONDITIONS RETURN BUT SO DOES THE COLD AS HIGHS
WILL STRUGGLE TO SURPASS THE FREEZING MARK ON SATURDAY. A BRIEF
WARM UP WILL OCCUR ON SUNDAY AS SOUTHWEST WINDS RETURN...BUT ANOTHER
COLD FRONT WILL BRING THE ARCTIC COLD BACK FOR THE UPCOMING WORK
WEEK. EVEN THOUGH THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERNS DIFFER IN THE GFS AND
ECMWF...DO THINK THERE COULD BE OFF AND ON SNOW FLURRIES ACROSS THE
AREA ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR OR BELOW
FREEZING FOR HIGHS AND TEENS FOR LOWS FOR THE BEGINNING OF NEXT WEEK.

KNS

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                48  29  65  31  40 /   0   0   0   0  10
BEAVER OK                  47  27  66  25  35 /   0   0   0   0  10
BOISE CITY OK              47  27  63  20  31 /   0   0   0   5  20
BORGER TX                  48  32  68  31  38 /   0   0   0   0  10
BOYS RANCH TX              48  30  67  30  38 /   0   0   0   0  10
CANYON TX                  49  29  65  30  42 /   0   0   0   0  10
CLARENDON TX               48  30  66  34  47 /   0   0   0   0   0
DALHART TX                 46  25  64  25  33 /   0   0   0   5  20
GUYMON OK                  48  26  67  25  34 /   0   0   0   5  20
HEREFORD TX                49  28  65  29  42 /   0   0   0   0  10
LIPSCOMB TX                47  29  65  31  38 /   0   0   0   0   5
PAMPA TX                   46  30  65  31  38 /   0   0   0   0   5
SHAMROCK TX                48  29  65  34  47 /   0   0   0   0   0
WELLINGTON TX              50  28  66  35  49 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$




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