Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
533 am CST Tuesday Feb 9 2016
12z taf cycle
Northwesterly flow aloft will allow for VFR conditions through 12z
Wednesday with mainly a few to scattered high level clouds at best. A
surface trough will track across the panhandles by tonight allow for
west and northwest winds 10 to 20 knots diminishing to 5 to 10 knots
by 00z Wednesday.
Previous discussion... /issued 339 am CST Tuesday Feb 9 2016/
dry northwest flow aloft expected to persist through at least Friday.
High-amplitude middle-level ridge currently over western Continental U.S. Is
predicted to dampen significantly today through Saturday. Brief
near-zonal flow on Sunday expected to lead to more northwest flow
Monday and Tuesday.
Apart from a day of increased clouds on Sunday...a clear sky is
expected for the next seven days with no opportunities seen for
precipitation. Above normal high temperatures are expected each
day. Weak cold fronts Wednesday night...early Friday and on Sunday
are not expected to produce cold conditions or excessive winds. 03
briefly elevated critical fire weather conditions may occur this
afternoon across the southeast and south central Texas Panhandle as
dry northwest winds develop. Elevated to possibly critical fire
weather conditions may develop on Wednesday across the southwest and
south central Texas Panhandle as dry southwest winds increase.
Excessive winds are not expected Thursday through Monday. 03