Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 072017
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
217 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A weak upper level disturbance will push southward through the
Panhandles overnight. This disturbance should move through with
little fanfare. However, there is some warm air and moisture
advection in the dendritic growth zone, mainly over the northwest
CWA. This moisture and warm air advection should result in clouds
which could produce some light snow. At this point, it looks like
the snow will evaporate before hitting the ground as the low levels
remain dry. For now have gone ahead and mentioned flurries in our
northwest CWA closest to the warm air advection, moisture advection
and upper level dynamics.

The surface pressure gradient will be tight on Friday which will
result in strong northwest winds. Winds will likely be in the 20 to
30 mph range with higher gusts, but could be a little higher in
the northwest CWA. Relative humidity values will also drop to near
20 percent across much of the area, so elevated fire weather
conditions will be possible.

The upper level ridge/trough pattern across the U.S. will persist
through this forecast which will keep the region dry. High
temperatures will continue to warm through the weekend and then
another cold front should knock highs back a little for early next
week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                22  53  28  58  27 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  18  54  25  57  23 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              22  54  28  59  26 /   5   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  25  54  32  59  30 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              20  56  25  60  23 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  19  54  26  59  25 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               22  54  29  59  28 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 21  56  26  59  23 /   5   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  22  55  28  58  26 /   5   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                20  54  27  59  25 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                21  53  30  57  28 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   23  53  30  56  29 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                21  55  29  58  28 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              22  55  29  60  27 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

24/15



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