Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
634 AM CDT Fri Oct 13 2017

.AVIATION...
For the 12z TAFs...
Good flying weather expected today.  No clouds expected until
mid-level clouds begins streaming in from the southwest late this
afternoon and this evening.  Weak cold front causes surface winds
at northern terminals to be northwest or north to begin the day,
with a return to south and east as the front lifts north.  Cold
front gives a northerly component to surface winds at AMA between
15z and 19z today.  No visibility restrictions or low clouds
expected.

Cockrell

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 343 AM CDT Fri Oct 13 2017/

DISCUSSION...
An upper high over the northwest Gulf states will continue to
provide a southwesterly flow aloft across the Panhandles. This
will allow sub-tropical moisture to track northeast out of Mexico
and across the forecast area. A cold front over southwest Kansas
and southeastern Colorado will push slowly south into the Oklahoma
and northern half of the Texas Panhandles today before becoming
stationary by late today. The frontal boundary is expected to lift
back to the north and east, just north of the forecast area,
tonight as a warm front before surging south again as a cold front
by late Saturday and Saturday evening. The cold front will push
through all of the forecast area by late Saturday evening and
Saturday night. An upper trough will approach the Panhandles by
Saturday and Saturday night and possibly some isolated convection
might develop late tonight over portions of the forecast area.
Otherwise, better chances will be mainly over the eastern
Panhandles Saturday and Saturday night before exiting the forecast
area by 12Z Sunday. Much cooler and breezy to windy conditions are
in store for the Panhandles following the passage of the cold
front Saturday night and Sunday. Another cold front will be
possible around the middle of next week or end of next week,
however dry conditions will prevail after Saturday night and
Sunday through the end of next week.

Schneider

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                85  62  83  42  62 /  10  20  10  10   0
Beaver OK                  78  62  85  41  63 /   5  20  20  10   0
Boise City OK              77  56  80  35  61 /   5  10   5   5   0
Borger TX                  85  65  85  44  64 /   5  20  20  10   0
Boys Ranch TX              85  63  85  42  63 /  10  20  10   5   0
Canyon TX                  87  62  83  43  62 /  10  20  10  10   0
Clarendon TX               87  63  86  46  64 /   0   5  10  40   0
Dalhart TX                 82  59  83  38  61 /   5  20   5   5   0
Guymon OK                  78  60  81  39  63 /   5  20  10   5   0
Hereford TX                86  61  82  42  62 /  10  20  10  10   0
Lipscomb TX                83  65  84  44  63 /   5  10  40  40   0
Pampa TX                   84  64  83  42  61 /   5  10  20  30   0
Shamrock TX                87  64  86  47  64 /   0   5  20  50   0
Wellington TX              88  64  87  50  66 /   0   5   5  50   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

03/11



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