Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 071149
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
549 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017

.AVIATION...
12z TAF Cycle:

VFR conditions expected with periods of mid and high level cloud
cover. North winds around 10 knots will increase to 15-20 knots
and become northwesterly this afternoon before decreasing again
during the evening and overnight.

Ward

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 425 AM CST Thu Dec 7 2017/

DISCUSSION...
The main theme of this fcst pckg continues to be the prolonged dry
weather. Very little has changed with respect to the various
numerical weather model progs for the next 7 days. All short
range and medium range models continue to suggest the highly
amplified upper air pattern will persist, featuring a strong upper
level ridge of high pressure around the western third of the
United States with a correspondingly deep upper level trof of low
pressure covering most of the eastern states. This particular
pattern appears to be locked in place for the next 7 days
according to the latest models, and is a dry one for our fcst
area. The coolest day of the next 7 should be today. Breezy to
windy conditions are anticipated for Friday due to a tight sfc
pressure gradient. Moderating temperatures are also expected after
today, reaching a peak on Sunday.

Andrade

FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated fire weather conditions are expected to develop Friday
afternoon across most of the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles due to
20 foot north winds of 15 to 25 mph with higher gusts along with
forecast minimum relative humidity values around 20 percent.

Andrade

&&

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

&&

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