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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX
204 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

NMZ027>029-033-034-TXZ045>048-050>053-057>063-067>070-074-075-
079>082-258-051100-
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...
KERMIT...ODESSA...MIDLAND...GARDEN CITY...MONAHANS...CRANE...
MCCAMEY...RANKIN...BIG LAKE...ALPINE...FORT DAVIS...
FORT STOCKTON...PRESIDIO...MARFA...BIG BEND NP...MARATHON...
DRYDEN...SANDERSON...GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NP...PINE SPRINGS
204 PM CST SUN DEC 4 2016 /104 PM MST SUN DEC 4 2016/

...MUCH COLDER WEATHER IS HEADED FOR WEST TEXAS AND SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AN ARCTIC COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...

EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN COLD THE LAST FEW DAYS, MUCH COLDER
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY. AN
ARCTIC COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE PERMIAN BASIN NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 20 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THEN THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT.  ARCTIC COLD FRONTS FREQUENTLY ARRIVE EARLIER
THAN LATER, AND IF THIS OCCURS, TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
WILL FALL ACROSS THE NORTHERN PERMIAN BASIN.  BY THURSDAY MORNING,
LOWS WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER TEENS IN NORTHERN LEA COUNTY TO THE
UPPER 20S AROUND FT STOCKTON. THURSDAY AFTERNOON, HIGH TEMPERATURES
ARE NOT FORECAST TO CLIMB OUT OF THE 30S IN MOST AREAS, EXCEPT ALONG
THE RIO GRANDE.  FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE EVEN COLDER THAN THURSDAY
MORNING, SO PREPARE YOUR PLANTS, PIPES AND PETS FOR THE COLD
WEATHER.

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
354 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-042200-
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
354 AM CST SUN DEC 4 2016

...COLDEST TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS SEASON EXPECTED MIDWEEK FOR THE
PANHANDLES...

AN ARCTIC AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO SETTLE OVER THE PANHANDLE MIDWEEK.
ONCE IN PLACE, OUR HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE TO REACH THE
FREEZING MARK WHILE OUR OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURES DROP INTO THE
TEENS AND EVEN SINGLE DIGITS. THERE ARE SOME UNCERTAINTIES WITH THE
FORECAST SO HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW:

1) INITIAL COLD FRONT EXPECTED TUESDAY BEFORE THE MAIN ARCTIC SURGE
WEDNESDAY. THERE IS SOME DIFFERENCE ON TIMING OF THE ARCTIC SURGE ON
WEDNESDAY SO HIGH TEMPERATURES MAY VARY. THE ARCTIC AIRMASS EXPECTED
TO PERSIST THROUGH THURSDAY BEFORE WE START TO WARM BACK UP.

2) WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING WILL BE OUR COLDEST
TEMPERATURES THIS SEASON. SINGLE DIGIT LOWS EXPECTED ACROSS THE
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND EXTREME NORTHERN TEXAS PANHANDLE WITH TEENS
ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE.

3) THURSDAY MORNING WIND CHILL VALUES MAY RANGE FROM 6 TO -5 DEGREE.
A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF
THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES WHERE WIND CHILL VALUES MAY DROP TO -5
DEGREES. THIS IS NOT SET IN STONE AS LIGHT WINDS MAY BE A LIMITING
FACTOR.

4) SNOW MAY BE POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...BUT FORECAST
MODELS HAVE BEEN TRENDING DRIER WITH TIME. THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE
SNOW WILL BE CONTAINED TO KANSAS WITH QUESTIONS AS TO HOW FAR SOUTH
THE SNOW WILL STRETCH. EXPECT UPDATES TO THE SNOW POTENTIAL OVER THE
NEXT FEW DAYS.

OVERALL, WE ARE LOOKING AT VERY COLD WEATHER THIS WEEK. TAKE ACTION
TO ENSURE PETS AND LIVESTOCK HAVE WAYS TO STAY WARM AND ACCESS TO
WATER. BE PREPARED TO DRESS WARMLY AS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES COULD
RESULT IN FROSTBITE OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME ON EXPOSED SKIN.

FOLLOW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER AS WELL
AS ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/AMARILLO FOR UPDATES TO THE
FORECAST.


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