Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 081040
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
440 AM CST Fri Dec 8 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Strong surface gradients today will result in northerly winds 15
to 25 mph across most of the Panhandles, the exception will be the
northwest Panhandles that will see winds in the 25 to 30 mph range
with gusts up to 40 mph. The far northwest near the NM boarder
may see wind gusts up to 50 mph.

Overall, the general large scale pattern will remain unchanged
for the forecast period. Large blocking ridge continues to hold
over the western CONUS with several systems riding over the ridge
and progressing south along the lee side of the Rockies. The
overall northwest flow will keep us in a dry pattern. Temperatures
will rebound a bit into the 60s over the weekend, and may even
continue into mid next week, as the warmer air is expected to
slide over western Texas. The next cold front looks to be Monday
night, but will be short lived, as warm air advection is expected
to return Tuesday afternoon, keeping highs in the upper 50s to
near 60. Another cold front is expected to bring temperatures down
into the lower to mid 50s on Thursday.

Weber

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Elevated Fire Weather conditions today across the western
Panhandles. Strong north winds 20 to 30 mph combined with minimum
relative humidities around 20 percent are expected. Some areas
along the northwest Panhandles could see wind gusts 40 to 50 mph
out of the north.

Weber

&&

.AVIATION...
VFR conditions are expected throughout the 06Z TAF period. Winds
should shift from northerly to westerly as we continue into the
early morning hours. Winds will then shift to more northwesterly
and winds will be gusting up to 30 kts at times, especially at
KDHT/KGUY from around 16Z through to around 00Z Saturday. Winds
should then diminish to northwesterly sustained around 10-15 kts
through the end of the TAF period. Mid to high level clouds should
build in during the overnight but clouds will clear out starting
around 18Z Friday.

Meccariello

&&


.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                52  29  58  28  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  53  26  57  24  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              54  29  59  26  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  53  32  59  30  66 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              56  26  60  24  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  54  27  59  26  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               53  30  59  29  67 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 55  27  60  24  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  54  29  59  26  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                54  27  59  26  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                53  30  57  28  66 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   52  30  56  29  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                54  30  58  29  67 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              55  30  60  28  69 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

&&

$$

89/89/29



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