Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 180436

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1036 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017

Low cigs will be the main aviation impact with MVFR/IFR ceilings
possible at all TAF sites for the first few hours of the forecast.
In-conjunction with the low ceilings, scattered showers will also be
in the forecast, especially at KAMA. As we go past 12Z Wednesday,
ceilings will begin to improve with VFR conditions returning first at
KAMA, then progressing north to KDHT/KGUY. Winds during the day will
gust over 15 kts at times from the SW. Winds will then diminish after
00Z for all sites back below 10 kts with just a few/sct mid and high
clouds left over, especially at KGUY.



PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 218 PM CST Tue Jan 17 2017/

Upper level low moving just east of the bootheel of New Mexico will
team up with subtropical moisture to bring a fairly good chance of
showers to the region tonight. Showers should continue to fill in
across the south plains of Texas and then the flow aloft will carry
these northward into the Texas Panhandle. The upper level low will
track northeast tonight and will move into Kansas on Wednesday.

Upper level heights will rise behind this departing storm and
temperatures will be above normal for Wednesday through Friday.

Next upper level low will move across or close to the panhandles
next weekend.  Models do not quite agree today as well as they have
been in the past with this next system. But it still looks like we
will have a chance of rain or snow.


.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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