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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
330 am CDT Thursday Apr 24 2014

Discussion...
cold front currently making its way south across the area, with
gusty winds behind it. Currently have the northern half of the County Warning Area
under a Wind Advisory until 7 am. Winds will slowly back off after
the front moves through leading to relatively light winds this
afternoon. The next chance for weather in our area will have to wait
till Saturday when the dryline sets up in the east again. Decent
instability ahead of the dryline for strong to severe storms to
form. Think most storms will stay in Oklahoma, however if they do
form in our area primary hazard again looks to be hail and strong
winds in part due to the relatively high lifted condensation levels. On
Saturday the story for most of the area will be the high winds and
low relative humidity values leading to critical fire weather
conditions, especially in the west. Again on Sunday winds will be
high across the area and especially in the southwest.

We will have to wave goodbye to the Pacific front as it passes by on
its way to a vacation in the Caribbean. This will cause our winds to
be out of the northwest/north through the rest of the forecast
period. Relatively benign weather will stick around after the
frontal passage.

Moulton

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Fire weather...
brief elevated fire weather conditions could exist this afternoon
across the southern Texas Panhandle around noon. However at this
time think that relative humidity values wont go below 20 percent
until the winds behind the overnight cold front have diminished to
below 20 miles per hour. Elevated to critical fire weather conditions will
again be possible on Friday across the southern and central Texas
Panhandle due to breezy southwest winds and relative humidities
around 5 to 15 percent. Again elevated to critical fire weather
conditions will be possible on Sunday across the western and
southern Texas Panhandle due to low relative humidity values and
gusty winds.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Amarillo Texas 72 44 86 53 87 / 0 0 0 0 10
Beaver OK 72 43 87 55 90 / 5 0 0 0 10
Boise City OK 71 40 86 48 85 / 0 0 0 0 5
Borger Texas 75 51 88 58 88 / 0 0 0 0 10
Boys Ranch Texas 75 44 89 51 88 / 0 0 0 0 5
canyon Texas 73 44 86 51 88 / 0 0 0 0 10
Clarendon Texas 75 48 86 57 89 / 0 0 0 0 10
Dalhart Texas 73 37 87 45 86 / 0 0 0 0 5
Guymon OK 73 42 88 51 88 / 0 0 0 0 5
Hereford Texas 72 43 86 49 87 / 0 0 0 0 5
Lipscomb Texas 73 44 83 58 89 / 5 0 0 0 10
Pampa Texas 72 48 84 56 87 / 0 0 0 0 10
Shamrock Texas 75 48 84 58 88 / 0 0 0 0 20
Wellington Texas 76 49 86 59 91 / 0 0 0 0 20

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Ama watches/warnings/advisories...
Texas...Wind Advisory until 7 am CDT this morning for the following
zones: Dallam...Hansford...Hartley...Hemphill...
Hutchinson...Lipscomb...Moore...Ochiltree...Roberts...
Sherman.

OK...Wind Advisory until 7 am CDT this morning for the following
zones: Beaver...Cimarron...Texas.



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