763  
FXUS64 KAMA 302329  
AFDAMA  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
629 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017  
   
AVIATION
 
 
FOR THE 00Z TAFS:  
 
VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGHOUT THIS TAF PERIOD. KGUY WILL  
HAVE SOME MID-LEVEL CLOUDS (~5K FEET) STICK AROUND FOR A COUPLE  
HOURS TO BEGIN THIS PERIOD AS THE SURFACE LOW DEPARTS FARTHER  
EAST. OTHERWISE, BREEZY WINDS SPEEDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED AT THE  
TERMINALS UNTIL AROUND SUNSET, AFTER WHICH THE PRESSURE GRADIENT  
WILL RELAX ACROSS THE AREA AND WIND SPEEDS SHOULD BE AROUND 10  
KNOTS.  
 
GUERRERO  
 

 
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 404 PM CDT SUN APR 30 2017/  
 
DISCUSSION...  
 
THE CLOSED UPPER LOW OVER SOUTHERN AND EASTERN KANSAS WILL  
CONTINUE TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE FORECAST AREA TONIGHT. DRIER AIR  
WILL WORK INTO THE PANHANDLES AND ALLOW FOR SKIES TO CLEAR AND  
WINTRY PRECIPITATION TO END FROM WEST TO EAST THIS EVENING.  
NORTHWEST AND NORTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH OR HIGHER WITH GUSTS TO  
NEAR 50 TO 60 MPH WILL DIMINISH QUICKLY AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING.  
WINDS SHOULD DECOUPLE TO 10 MPH OR LESS AFTER SUNSET. BLIZZARD  
WARNING WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA  
PANHANDLE AND THE NORTHWEST TEXAS PANHANDLE UNTIL 00Z MONDAY DUE  
MAINLY TO THE STRONG WINDS CAUSING BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE  
SNOW WHICH WILL RESULT IN CONTINUED NEAR WHITEOUT CONDITIONS UNTIL  
THE WINDS SUBSIDE. CUT BACK HIGHS MONDAY FROM MOS GUIDANCE NUMBERS  
AS SNOWPACK WILL RESULT IN MUCH COOLER TEMPS MAINLY ACROSS THE  
NORTHWEST HALF OF THE FORECAST AREA. ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING  
TONIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING MAINLY FOR THE OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND  
THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE AS TEMPS FORECAST  
TO DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER 30S. OTHER LOCATIONS EAST AND  
SOUTH OF THE FREEZE WARNING WILL NEED TO BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR  
INCLUSION INTO THE FREEZE WARNING SHOULD TEMPS FALL MUCH MORE  
QUICKLY THAN CURRENTLY FORECAST.  
 
NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT MONDAY WILL GIVE WAY TO A SHORTWAVE  
TROUGH APPROACHING THE FORECAST AREA BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND EARLY  
WEDNESDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE PANHANDLES  
TUESDAY AND TUESDAY EVENING WITH CONVECTION EXPECTED ACROSS MOST  
OF THE FORECAST AREA TUESDAY NIGHT. VERY PROGRESSIVE UPPER TROUGH  
WILL EXIT THE PANHANDLES BY EARLY WEDNESDAY ALLOW FOR DRIER  
CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK INTO NEXT  
WEEKEND. MUCH WARMER CONDITIONS EXPECTED LATE THIS WEEK INTO THE  
WEEKEND.  
 
SCHNEIDER  
 

 
   
AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
TX...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 10 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES:  
DALLAM...HANSFORD...HARTLEY...MOORE...OCHILTREE...SHERMAN.  
 
WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING  
ZONES: ARMSTRONG...CARSON...COLLINGSWORTH...DEAF SMITH...  
DONLEY...GRAY...HANSFORD...HEMPHILL...HUTCHINSON...  
LIPSCOMB...MOORE...OCHILTREE...OLDHAM...POTTER...RANDALL...  
ROBERTS...WHEELER.  
 
BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING  
ZONES: DALLAM...HARTLEY...SHERMAN.  
 
OK...FREEZE WARNING UNTIL 10 AM CDT MONDAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES:  
BEAVER...CIMARRON...TEXAS.  
 
WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING  
ZONES: BEAVER.  
 
BLIZZARD WARNING UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING  
ZONES: CIMARRON...TEXAS.  
 

 
 

 
 
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