Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 091755 AAB
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1155 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016

.AVIATION...
FOR THE 18Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE
PERIOD AT ALL SITES. BREEZY WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS EXPECTED THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS OF 20 TO 25 KTS POSSIBLE AT TIMES. THEN
LIGHTER WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED BY 00Z...WITH WINDS EVENTUALLY BECOMING
CLOSER TO DUE WESTERLY BY 12Z.

NF

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 533 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

AVIATION...
12Z TAF CYCLE

NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL ALLOW FOR VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH 12Z
WEDNESDAY WITH MAINLY A FEW TO SCATTERED HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS AT BEST. A
SURFACE TROUGH WILL TRACK ACROSS THE PANHANDLES BY TONIGHT ALLOW FOR
WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 KNOTS DIMINISHING TO 5 TO 10 KNOTS
BY 00Z WEDNESDAY.

SCHNEIDER

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 339 AM CST TUE FEB 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...
DRY NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY.
HIGH-AMPLITUDE MID-LEVEL RIDGE CURRENTLY OVER WESTERN CONUS IS
PREDICTED TO DAMPEN SIGNIFICANTLY TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY.  BRIEF
NEAR-ZONAL FLOW ON SUNDAY EXPECTED TO LEAD TO MORE NORTHWEST FLOW
MONDAY AND TUESDAY.

APART FROM A DAY OF INCREASED CLOUDS ON SUNDAY...A CLEAR SKY IS
EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS WITH NO OPPORTUNITIES SEEN FOR
PRECIPITATION.  ABOVE NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED EACH
DAY.  WEAK COLD FRONTS WEDNESDAY NIGHT...EARLY FRIDAY AND ON SUNDAY
ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE COLD CONDITIONS OR EXCESSIVE WINDS.  03

COCKRELL

FIRE WEATHER...
BRIEFLY ELEVATED CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY OCCUR THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE AS
DRY NORTHWEST WINDS DEVELOP. ELEVATED TO POSSIBLY CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP ON WEDNESDAY ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE AS DRY SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE.
EXCESSIVE WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY.  03

&&

.AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
OK...NONE.

&&

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