Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 040806
AFDAMA

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
206 AM CST THU FEB 4 2016

.DISCUSSION...
A RIDGE/TROUGH PATTERN ALOFT WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE
U.S. THROUGH THIS FORECAST. THIS WILL PUT THE PANHANDLES IN A DRY
NORTHWEST FLOW. A COUPLE OF STRONGER SHORT WAVE TROUGHS WILL DIVE
SOUTHEAST FROM THE NORTHERN ROCKIES INTO THE PLAINS...BUT THESE
SHOULD MISS OUR AREA TO THE NORTH FOR THE MOST PART. THE FIRST
SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION ON FRIDAY...KNOCKING TEMPERATURES
BACK TO AROUND NORMAL OR JUST ABOVE. THE NEXT ONE WILL MOVE ACROSS
THE PLAINS ON SUNDAY. THIS WILL SEND ANOTHER COLD FRONT THROUGH THE
PANHANDLES...WHICH WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES AROUND NORMAL FOR SUNDAY
AND MONDAY. A WARMING TREND WILL THEN GET UNDERWAY BY TUESDAY WHICH
WILL LAST THROUGH THE END OF THIS FORECAST AS UPPER HEIGHTS RISE.

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD DROP BELOW 20
PERCENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON...BUT 20
FOOT WINDS ARE ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW 20 MPH. THE WINDS SWITCH
AROUND TO THE NORTH ON FRIDAY MORNING BEHIND A COLD FRONT AND 20
FOOT WINDS WILL LIKELY BE OVER 20 MPH...BUT LOWEST AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE ABOVE 20 PERCENT. NEAR ELEVATED
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY RETURN ON SATURDAY AS AFTERNOON RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES DROP BELOW 20 PERCENT ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TEXAS
PANHANDLE AND SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE...MAINLY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST
TEXAS PANHANDLE.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AMARILLO TX                50  24  46  22  60 /   0   0   5   5   0
BEAVER OK                  50  22  45  21  59 /   0   0   5   5   0
BOISE CITY OK              47  20  40  18  57 /   0   0   5   5   0
BORGER TX                  54  27  47  24  59 /   0   0   0   5   0
BOYS RANCH TX              50  24  48  20  62 /   0   0   5   5   0
CANYON TX                  51  24  47  21  60 /   0   0   5   5   0
CLARENDON TX               53  25  48  25  59 /   0   0   0   5   0
DALHART TX                 47  20  46  16  60 /   0   0   5   5   0
GUYMON OK                  49  21  43  20  59 /   0   0   5   5   0
HEREFORD TX                51  23  47  20  59 /   0   0   5   5   0
LIPSCOMB TX                52  24  48  22  59 /   0   0   0   5   0
PAMPA TX                   49  25  45  22  58 /   0   0   0   5   0
SHAMROCK TX                52  25  51  26  58 /   0   0   0   5   0
WELLINGTON TX              53  26  54  27  59 /   0   0   0   5   0

&&

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

&&

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