Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
1129 PM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014

.AVIATION...
SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL GET GUSTY AGAIN BY MID MORNING SATURDAY AND THEN
THEY WILL BACK A LITTLE AND DECREASE WITH THE SETTING SUN. SKIES WILL
REMAIN VFR.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 624 PM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014/

AVIATION...
/00Z TAFS/ VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE VALID TAF FORECAST
PERIOD...ALTHOUGH A PLUME OF MID LEVEL MOISTURE IS EXPECTED TO MOVE
OVER THE WESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE LATER TONIGHT WHICH CAN RESULT IN A
GENERAL INCREASE OF LOW CLOUDS. HOWEVER EXPECT CIGS TO REMAIN IN THE
VFR RANGE. WINDS WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST THROUGH 00Z
SUNDAY WITH SPEEDS DIMINISHING TO AROUND 10-12 KTS AFTER SUNSET.
WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND 15 KTS SUSTAINED SATURDAY MORNING WITH
GUSTS NEAR 25 KTS.

CLK

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 356 PM CDT FRI JUL 11 2014/

DISCUSSION...

VERY FEW CHANGES WERE MADE TO THE GOING FORECAST AS PRECIP CHANCES
CONTINUE TO LOOK GOOD BEGINNING SUN NIGHT. A WARM AND MOSTLY DRY
WEEKEND WILL LEAD UP TO THIS MORE ACTIVE PERIOD WITH JUST A SLIGHT
CHANCE FOR A STORM IN THE FAR NW PANHANDLES.

PWATS OF 1-1.5" WILL BE PRESENT OFF AND ON THROUGH NEXT WEEK MEANING
HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A CONSISTENT THREAT. WEAK INSTABILITY THROUGH THE
WEEK MEANS THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT WILL BE LIMITED. THE BEST
CHANCE FOR STRONG STORMS MAY BE ON MONDAY, WHEN SLIGHTLY BETTER
ASCENT AND COOLING ALOFT WILL PROVIDE A CHANCE FOR PULSE OR
MULTICELL STORMS. AS HAS BEEN DISCUSSED, THE EXACT TIMES AND
LOCATIONS OF STORMS BEYOND MONDAY WILL BE DEPENDENT ON WHEN AND
WHERE CONVECTION OCCURS EARLY IN THE WEEK.

TEMPS STILL LOOK BELOW NORMAL FOR MOST OF NEXT WEEK.

FIRE WEATHER...

NEITHER ELEVATED NOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
DUE TO UNFAVORABLE WEATHER AND FUEL CONDITIONS.

&&

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

&&

$$

15/05





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