Special Weather Statement
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
507 PM CST Tue Jan 10 2017

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-111200-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...VEGA...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...
WHITE DEER...PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...HEREFORD...CANYON...
CLAUDE...CLARENDON...WELLINGTON
507 PM CST Tue Jan 10 2017

...Unsettled weather expected for the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles
this weekend...

Here are some points and updates regarding our winter weather
potential Friday and into the weekend.

The potential for all winter precipitation types remains across the
Panhandles Friday through Sunday, but certainty in precipitation
type remains low, especially for Saturday and Sunday.

Atmospheric models have been trending toward a warmer solution which
we believe will result in temperatures rising above freezing for
some, if not much of the region at times over the weekend.

Warmer conditions may help mitigate this event`s total ice and sleet
accumulation. In fact, our latest forecast addresses the potential
for mostly a cold rain at times.

The greatest potential for accumulations of wintry precipitation
will be in the northern parts of the Combined Panhandles although
accumulations are possible all areas.

Significant precipitation amounts are possible. Highest precipitation totals
will likely be in the east and southeast parts of the Combined
Panhandles, and it remains possible much of this will fall as a very
cold rain.

There are only one or two models holding onto colder conditions on
Saturday, so we are still not totally out of the woods for a more
significant icing event.

Currently models are converging on a storm track directly across the
Panhandles on Sunday. An uptick in frozen precipitation is possible
on Sunday, especially in the northwest part of the Combined Panhandles
where significant snow accumulations are possible, as these locations
will be closer to the center and northwest side of the upper-level
storm.

Minor deviations in the storm track will have significant impacts on
the Sunday forecast.

The forecasted event still remains a few days out, and the storm is
still offshore in the Pacific, so expect changes in upcoming
forecasts.

$$

MG/JC



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