Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 240908
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
408 AM CDT Thu May 24 2018

.DISCUSSION...
Showers and storms continue this morning across the eastern
Panhandles, as southwest flow aloft continues across the area.
Temperatures will be pretty warm today, with highs in the upper
80s to lower 90s. Flow will begin to shift more westerly and
briefly northwesterly as a ridge of high pressure builds over the
Panhandles. Temperatures over the holiday weekend will be quite
toasty. Highs on Friday will start to creep near the 100 degree
mark area wide, with the Palo Duro area exceeding 100 degrees.
Saturday looks like widespread 100s, with possible Heat Advisory
criteria being met in the Palo Duro Canyon. There is a little
issue with Saturday`s highs, it`s possible that some high clouds
will move in, knocking down the Max T`s a few degrees, but it may
be late enough in the day that the clouds won`t be an impact.

A little relief on Sunday as the ridge shifts east and southwest
flow returns, but highs will still be near 100 panhandle wide. We
start to reintroduce the chances for showers and thunderstorms,
but it will depend on where the dryline sets up, and how much
moisture will be available.

Overall, very warm/hot temperatures will continue for the early to
mid part of the next work week. Slight chance of thunderstorms
will continue to be possible each day across different parts of
the Panhandles. High temperatures are forecast to be near the
records maximums for the holiday weekend.

Weber

&&

.AVIATION...06Z TAFS...
Thunderstorms will affect the AMA TAF site early in this
forecast. DHT and GUY should stay thunderstorm free. Winds will be
variable and gusty with the storms in AMA and winds will be
southerly at DHT and GUY with winds decreasing through the early
morning hours. Gusty southerly winds are expected to return to all
TAF sites by late morning/early afternoon, then the winds will
decrease again this evening. Skies are expected to remain VFR, but
may go briefly MVFR in a stronger storm.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                92  63  96  65 100 /  20  10  10   5  10
Beaver OK                  93  65  98  65 101 /  20  10  10  10  10
Boise City OK              92  59  91  58  97 /  10   5   5   5  10
Borger TX                  95  65  99  67 102 /  20  10  10   5  10
Boys Ranch TX              95  62  98  63 101 /  10   5   5   5   5
Canyon TX                  92  62  97  65 100 /  20  10   5   5   5
Clarendon TX               91  64  97  66 101 /  20  10  10  10  10
Dalhart TX                 93  58  94  59  98 /  10   5   5   0   5
Guymon OK                  95  62  96  61 101 /  20   5  10   5  10
Hereford TX                92  62  96  64  99 /  20   5   5   5   5
Lipscomb TX                92  65  99  65 101 /  20  10  20  10  10
Pampa TX                   90  63  97  65  98 /  20  10  10  10  10
Shamrock TX                92  65  98  67 101 /  20  20  20  10  10
Wellington TX              92  66  98  68 103 /  20  20  20  10   5

&&

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

&&

$$

89/15



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