Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 211107

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
607 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020

VFR conditions will be predominately present through the 12Z TAF
period. Outside of haziness from smoke, there will be clear skies
and southeast to south winds 5 to 15 kts.



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 344 AM CDT Mon Sep 21 2020/

SHORT TERM...Today through Tuesday night...

High pressure continues to dominate the area with no rain to be
had. Daytime temperatures continue to be in the 80s with overnight
lows mainly in the 50s. The experimental RAP continues to show
wildfire smoke affecting the skies around the Panhandles with even
some surface smoke possibly creating poor air conditions. With the
current pattern smoke will be a possibility on Tuesday as well.
Winds will be about 15 mph or less with some sort of southerly
component. Skies will be mostly clear with some clouds creeping
in to the far southeast Texas Panhandle tomorrow with the
remnants of TS Beta moving over OK, AR, and northeastern TX.


LONG TERM (Wednesday through Sunday)...

Forecast remains on track for an overall quiet long term. We are
still looking at highs mostly in the 80s, but Friday could end up
being in the lower to mid 90s for some locations. Overnight low
temperatures will be in the 50s for the most part. We are still
precipitation free at this time.

Beta is still anticipated to make landfall today, and this could
lead to some moisture getting pulled as far north as the
Panhandles. Not expecting any precipitation from this increase in
moisture; however, forecast soundings show this moisture getting
trapped under an inversion layer which could lead to low level
clouds across eastern/southeastern portions of the forecast area
Wednesday morning.

Friday will be the warmest day of the week, and in fact near
record temperatures. Most places should be in the 90s, and this
will end up being about 10-15 degrees above normal for that time
of year.



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