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FXUS64 KAMA 140547 AAB  
AFDAMA  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
1147 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
AVIATION
 
 
FOR THE 06Z TAFS, A MINOR UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL  
MOVE ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY ACCOMPANIED BY AN INCREASE IN MID  
AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS. A FEW SNOW FLURRIES OR LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS  
MAY ALSO DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF  
THE OK AND TX PANHANDLES WITH KGUY AND KDHT POSSIBLY BEING  
IMPACTED. HOWEVER, THE PROBABILITY OF THIS HAPPENING IS LOW, AND  
HAVE OMITTED FROM THIS FCST CYCLE.  
 
ANDRADE  
 

 
   
PREV DISCUSSION
 
/ISSUED 548 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017/  
 
AVIATION...  
FOR THE 00Z TAFS, A MINOR UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL  
MOVE ACROSS THE AREA LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY ACCOMPANIED BY AN  
INCREASE IN MID AND HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS. A FEW SNOW FLURRIES OR  
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS MAY ALSO DEVELOP THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS THE  
NORTHWEST SECTIONS OF THE OK AND TX PANHANDLES WITH KGUY AND KDHT  
POSSIBLY BEING IMPACTED. HOWEVER, THE PROBABILITY OF THIS  
HAPPENING IS LOW, AND HAVE OMITTED FROM THIS FCST CYCLE.  
 
ANDRADE  
 
PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 235 PM CST WED DEC 13 2017/  
 
DISCUSSION...  
NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FORECAST. MAIN DAY  
OF CONCERN WILL BE SATURDAY, WHEN ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE  
WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. SEE BELOW.  
 
POST-FRONTAL SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDS INTO THE TEXAS AND  
OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES TONIGHT, WITH CLOUDS ALSO INCREASING FROM THE  
NORTH. LOW POPS FOR LIGHT SNOW THURSDAY MORNING HAVE BEEN  
RETAINED FOR NORTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL PARTS OF THE FORECAST  
AREA. NO ACCUMULATIONS OF SIGNIFICANCE ARE EXPECTED. COLD AIR  
ADVECTION WITH NORTH WINDS AND CLOUDS WILL MAKE FOR A MUCH COOLER  
DAY ON THURSDAY, WITH HIGHS ABOUT 5 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT BELOW  
NORMAL.  
 
THE NEXT LEE TROF DEVELOPS ON FRIDAY, WITH SOUTHWEST WINDS BRINGING  
WARMER CONDITIONS. ON SATURDAY, THE LEE TROF IS EXPECTED TO  
DEEPEN RAPIDLY, INDUCING SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH, WITH  
HIGHS 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE CLIMO. A COLD FRONT ARRIVES  
SATURDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY NIGHT, WITH BRISK NORTH WINDS ON  
SUNDAY CAUSING SUNDAY TO BE ANOTHER BELOW-NORMAL DAY, TEMPERATURE-  
WISE. WARMING TREND EXPECTED MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. 03  
 
COCKRELL  
 
FIRE WEATHER...  
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE LATE  
AFTERNOON TODAY ACROSS THE PANHANDLES UNTIL NORTH WINDS DIMINISH.  
LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON THURSDAY. LIGHT TO  
MODERATE SOUTHWEST WINDS RESUME ON FRIDAY.  
 
DRY SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE NOTABLY ON SATURDAY, LEADING TO  
ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ACROSS ALL OF THE  
PANHANDLES. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO NORTH AS A COLD FRONT PASSES  
SATURDAY EVENING AND SATURDAY NIGHT.  
 
BRISK NORTH WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON SUNDAY. LIGHT TO MODERATE  
SOUTHWEST WINDS RESUME ON MONDAY. LIGHT WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON  
TUESDAY. LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON  
WEDNESDAY. 03  
 

 
   
AMA WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
TX...NONE.  
OK...NONE.  
 

 
 

 
 
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