Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
559 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016

.AVIATION...00z TAFS...

VFR conditions are expected to prevail for the TAF period. Have
introduced some scattered low clouds around 3z-4z at all TAF sites as
soundings indicate a saturated low layer through about 15z. Not sure
if this will be enough for freezing fog, but we have a strong
inversion aloft and may see some low clouds. Don`t anticipate
IFR/LIFR but will not rule it out. For now just going with a SCT020
deck through 15z. Winds will range 5-15kts and be mainly out of the
south veering to the south southwest later in the TAF period.

Weber

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 317 PM CST Fri Dec 9 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Dry northwesterly upper flow will allow for mainly high level clouds
through the weekend into the middle of next week. Surface trough to
the east of the Rockies across eastern Colorado and eastern New
Mexico will allow for a warmer southerly surface flow through
Saturday. A cold front will push through the forecast area Sunday
with colder surface high building down from the north and northeast
Sunday night. Surface high will slide off to the east and south
Monday with warmer southerly surface flow briefly returning Monday.
Another surge of colder air pushes south and west across the
Panhandles by late Monday and Monday night. Another surge of colder
air by late Wednesday and Wednesday night as much colder air out of
Canada plunges south across the Plains states through most of next
week. Temperatures during the latter half of next week may struggle
to get above freezing.

Schneider

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                46  29  64  42  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Beaver OK                  41  24  55  34  53 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boise City OK              48  26  63  36  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
Borger TX                  46  29  64  43  62 /   0   0   0   0   0
Boys Ranch TX              54  29  66  42  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Canyon TX                  47  28  65  42  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Clarendon TX               40  27  60  41  66 /   0   0   0   0   0
Dalhart TX                 51  25  64  37  61 /   0   0   0   0   0
Guymon OK                  45  24  61  37  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
Hereford TX                49  29  65  42  65 /   0   0   0   0   0
Lipscomb TX                39  25  54  37  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
Pampa TX                   41  27  60  41  60 /   0   0   0   0   0
Shamrock TX                36  25  54  38  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Wellington TX              38  26  55  39  65 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

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