Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 072354

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

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



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 217 PM CST Thu Dec 7 2017/

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


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