Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
343 PM CDT Sat Jun 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Temps this afternoon are hovering in the mid to upper 60s in the
southwest CWA and in the lower 80s in the northeast CWA. If
Amarillo doesn`t get above 72 degrees, we will set a record low
maximum. So far, Amarillo has reached 71 degrees. The mostly
broken to overcast cloud cover in response to the cold front is
the responsible party for these below normal temps. The northeast
has seen a break in the clouds; thus the higher temps. This
evening will see another chance for precip to come off the
mountains and filter into the area. Upslope flow through Sunday
night will maintain the cloud cover and chances for precip. PWAT
values are in the 90th percentile, leading to moderate to heavy
rainfall at times within showers and thunderstorms.

The beginning of the work week will see a small increase in temps
as clouds are able to break a bit more apart as low level winds
swing more southwesterly. A mid-level shortwave passing through
the area as the upper level ridge crosses the Rockies will create
more instability than what was available over the weekend. After
the ridge moves away, zonal flow will set in for mid-week, but it
will be short lived as an upper level trough tries to push its way
south out of western Canada. The zonal flow in conjunction with a
strong LLJ will allow us to warm up again into the upper 90s and
100s with the downslope, dry flow. The end of the work week will
see a chance for precip to return as ridging tries to build back
into the western CONUS, creating northwest flow again for the
area.

Beat

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                61  75  62  80  62 /  50  50  50  40  30
Beaver OK                  61  78  64  84  65 /  20  20  30  30  30
Boise City OK              57  75  62  83  62 /  50  40  40  40  30
Borger TX                  63  78  64  83  65 /  40  40  40  40  30
Boys Ranch TX              60  79  64  82  63 /  60  50  50  40  30
Canyon TX                  61  76  63  80  62 /  50  40  50  50  30
Clarendon TX               60  74  64  78  63 /  40  40  40  40  30
Dalhart TX                 59  78  61  81  62 /  60  50  50  40  30
Guymon OK                  61  76  63  85  64 /  40  30  40  40  30
Hereford TX                62  80  63  78  62 /  60  50  60  50  30
Lipscomb TX                62  77  64  82  64 /  30  30  30  30  30
Pampa TX                   61  75  62  78  62 /  40  40  30  40  30
Shamrock TX                64  77  64  80  64 /  30  40  30  40  30
Wellington TX              65  78  65  82  66 /  30  40  30  40  30

&&

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

&&

$$

15/16


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