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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
539 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-222200-
ARMSTRONG-BEAVER-CARSON-CIMARRON-COLLINGSWORTH-DALLAM-DEAF SMITH-
DONLEY-GRAY-HANSFORD-HARTLEY-HEMPHILL-HUTCHINSON-LIPSCOMB-MOORE-
OCHILTREE-OLDHAM-POTTER-RANDALL-ROBERTS-SHERMAN-TEXAS-WHEELER-
539 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...WINTER WEATHER RETURNS TO THE PANHANDLES...

THE FIRST FULL DAY OF WINTER WILL BE NOTED WITH A CHANGE IN THE
WEATHER FOR THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES.  A STRONG UPPER-LEVEL
STORM SYSTEM WILL DIRECT A ZONE OF VERY STRONG WINDS ALOFT ACROSS
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS INTO THE EASTERN PLAINS OF NEW MEXICO AND
WESTERN PARTS OF THE PANHANDLES.  AS THIS OCCURS...A COLD FRONT WILL
CAUSE TEMPERATURES TO FALL RAPIDLY THIS EVENING ACROSS THE
PANHANDLES.  AREAS OF LIGHT SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT
ACROSS THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES...GENERALLY WEST OF A LINE
FROM GUYMON TO WELLINGTON.  MOST AREAS WILL RECEIVE ONLY A DUSTING
OF SNOW...WHILE THE WESTERN PARTS OF THE COMBINED PANHANDLES MAY
RECEIVE UP TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH.

THE THREAT OF SNOW WILL END TONIGHT...BUT STRONG NORTH WINDS ON
TUESDAY WILL MAKE FOR A COLD AND BLUSTERY DAY.  WINDS GUSTING ABOVE
50 MPH ARE EXPECTED ON TUESDAY ACROSS MUCH OF THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA
PANHANDLES WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES ABOUT TEN DEGREES BELOW NORMAL.

THESE CONDITIONS WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS
AND TEENS ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE MORNING
COMMUTE ON TUESDAY.  THE STRONG WINDS DURING THE DAY WILL KEEP WIND
CHILL VALUES MAINLY IN THE TWENTIES THROUGH MOST OF THE DAY.

THE COLD AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL COME TO AN END TUESDAY NIGHT.
ON WEDNESDAY...LIGHT TO MODERATE WEST WINDS AND HIGHS AROUND 50
DEGREES CAN BE EXPECTED.

AREA RESIDENTS AND THOSE PLANNING OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES ACROSS THE TEXAS
AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES SHOULD STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST
WEATHER INFORMATION BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR BY VISITING
OUR WEBSITE AT:

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AMA...

...OR BY FOLLOWING THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO ON
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.

$$

COCKRELL

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
523 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-230000-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS OF EDDY COUNTY-EDDY COUNTY PLAINS-
NORTHERN LEA COUNTY-CENTRAL LEA COUNTY-SOUTHERN LEA COUNTY-GAINES-
DAWSON-BORDEN-SCURRY-ANDREWS-MARTIN-HOWARD-MITCHELL-
VAN HORN AND HIGHWAY 54 CORRIDOR-
REEVES COUNTY AND UPPER TRANS PECOS-LOVING-WINKLER-ECTOR-MIDLAND-
GLASSCOCK-WARD-CRANE-UPTON-REAGAN-DAVIS/APACHE MOUNTAINS AREA-
PECOS-PRESIDIO VALLEY-MARFA PLATEAU-BIG BEND AREA-TERRELL-
GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...QUEEN...ARTESIA...CARLSBAD...
CARLSBAD CAVERNS NP...TATUM...HOBBS...LOVINGTON...EUNICE...JAL...
SEMINOLE...LAMESA...GAIL...SNYDER...ANDREWS...STANTON...
BIG SPRING...COLORADO CITY...VAN HORN...PECOS...MENTONE...
RED BLUFF LAKE...KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...
MONAHANS...CRANE...MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...
FORT DAVIS...FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...
MARATHON...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
523 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014 /423 AM MST MON DEC 22 2014/

...WINTER RETURNS TO WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO TONIGHT
AND TUESDAY...

AFTER ANOTHER DRY AND MILD AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES INTO THE
60S TO LOWER 70S...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH INTO THE
AREA TONIGHT.

RAIN SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING MAINLY NORTH AND EAST OF
THE PECOS RIVER. THE THREAT OF SHOWERS WILL SPREAD SOUTH THROUGH
THE TRANS PECOS OVERNIGHT. MUCH COLDER AIR WILL SPREAD SOUTH
OVERNIGHT AS WELL. RAIN SHOWERS WILL MIX WITH SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT
IN THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO. DUE TO THE
RECENT MILD TEMPERATURES NO SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED ON AREA
ROADWAYS. HOWEVER...THERE COULD BE A DUSTING OF SNOW ON GRASSY
SURFACES AND OVERPASSES IN NORTHERN LEA COUNTY WHERE THERE IS THE
BEST CHANCE OF SNOW. AS COLDER AIR FILTERS SOUTH THERE COULD BE A
MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS TUESDAY MORNING ALONG AND NORTH OF A
MIDLAND TO WINK LINE. THERE COULD ALSO BE A FEW SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS TUESDAY MORNING. HIGH
TEMPERATURES ON TUESDAY WILL ONLY BE IN THE 40S.

TUESDAY NIGHT WILL BE COLDER WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE 20S...WITH
TEENS IN THE DAVIS MOUNTAINS AND MARFA PLATEAU. HIGH TEMPERATURES
ON WEDNESDAY WILL BE MAINLY IN THE 50S. DRY WEATHER WITH WARMER
TEMPERATURES ARE IN STORE FOR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO
ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

STROBIN

$$

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LUBBOCK TX
457 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

TXZ021>024-027>030-033>036-039>041-221800-
PARMER-CASTRO-SWISHER-BRISCOE-BAILEY-LAMB-HALE-FLOYD-COCHRAN-
HOCKLEY-LUBBOCK-CROSBY-YOAKUM-TERRY-LYNN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FRIONA...BOVINA...DIMMITT...HART...
TULIA...SILVERTON...QUITAQUE...MULESHOE...LITTLEFIELD...OLTON...
PLAINVIEW...FLOYDADA...LOCKNEY...MORTON...LEVELLAND...LUBBOCK...
SLATON...WOLFFORTH...CROSBYTON...RALLS...PLAINS...DENVER CITY...
BROWNFIELD...TAHOKA...ODONNELL
457 AM CST MON DEC 22 2014

...LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS POSSIBLE LATER TONIGHT...

A DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM WILL EXIT NORTHEAST NEW MEXICO THIS
EVENING BEFORE TRACKING OVER THE SOUTH PLAINS REGION AFTER
MIDNIGHT. STRONG LIFT AND INCREASING MOISTURE WITH THIS SYSTEM
ARE EXPECTED TO GENERATE LIGHT RAIN OVER MUCH OF THE REGION BEFORE
MIDNIGHT WITH SOME SNOW ALREADY POSSIBLE IN THE FAR SOUTHWEST
TEXAS PANHANDLE. AS COLDER AIR EXPANDS SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT...RAIN
WILL GRADUALLY MIX WITH AND CHANGE TO SNOW.

THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF ONE INCH IS
EXPECTED FROM THE NORTHWEST SOUTH PLAINS INTO THE SOUTHWEST TEXAS
PANHANDLE. OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE SOUTH PLAINS...TEMPERATURES
AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING MAY RESTRICT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF
UNDER ONE INCH TO GRASS AND ELEVATED SURFACES SUCH AS OVERPASSES
AND BRIDGES. PERSONS WITH TRAVEL INTERESTS EARLY TUESDAY MORNING
SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS FOR FURTHER UPDATES.

$$

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