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Area forecast discussion...updated 
National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
635 am CDT Thursday Jul 31 2014

Aviation...
brief episode of MVFR visibilities with IFR ceilings expected during
the first hour of this forecast at kama. Drier low-level air
arriving via light northerly surface winds will result in rapid
clearing...with VFR conditions to follow.

Otherwise...only middle- and high-level clouds expected at the terminals
today and tonight...with increasing coverage late tonight. Light
north and northeast surface winds will trend to light southeast by
early this evening. No overnight br or fog expected as low-level
winds continue veering to southwest by daybreak Friday. 03

Cockrell

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Previous discussion... /issued 358 am CDT Thursday Jul 31 2014/

Discussion...
temperatures will remain on the cool side the next few days by late
July/early August standards...with a slight chance for a few
thunderstorms across western portions of the panhandles.

It/S been a refreshingly cool night across the area in wake of
yesterday/S cold frontal passage...with early morning temperatures in the
upper 50s to middle 60s. Low clouds are gradually scouring out from
north to south as a little drier air advects southward. There has
been some drizzle around the area last evening and
overnight...however this looks to be on the decline. A few showers
have also been trying to work southeast into the area out of
northeast nm...but have been dissipating as they encounter the
cool/stable air in the absence of any appreciable forcing. A few
spots in the far western and southern parts of the County Warning Area could see a
stray sprinkle or patch of drizzle early this morning...but the
prospects for even this will fade shortly after sunrise. The main
story today will be another day of cool temperatures...with highs
only forecast to reach the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Weak northwest flow aloft between western upper ridging and a trough
in the east will persist into Saturday. Thus a few showers or storms
may work into the western panhandles at times from this evening into
Saturday. By Saturday night the upper ridge slides far enough east
over The Rockies...and eventually over the plains early next
week...to likely keep any shower and thunderstorm activity confined to
the high terrain of Colorado and nm. The next chance for precipitation
looks to arrive next Tuesday night or Wednesday as a shortwave trough
flattens the ridge and pushes a cold front into the area.

Temperatures will slowly moderate through the weekend into early
next week...with most locations likely getting back into the lower
90s by Tuesday before the next cold front arrives.

Kb

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Amarillo Texas 79 60 82 62 82 / 5 10 10 10 20
Beaver OK 80 60 87 64 87 / 0 5 5 5 10
Boise City OK 78 59 82 60 82 / 5 20 20 20 20
Borger Texas 82 63 85 64 84 / 5 10 10 5 10
Boys Ranch Texas 81 61 84 64 82 / 5 10 10 10 20
canyon Texas 79 59 82 62 82 / 5 10 10 10 20
Clarendon Texas 79 61 84 63 84 / 5 10 10 5 10
Dalhart Texas 79 58 82 61 81 / 5 20 20 20 20
Guymon OK 81 61 87 62 86 / 0 10 10 5 10
Hereford Texas 78 60 82 63 81 / 5 20 20 10 20
Lipscomb Texas 80 60 87 62 87 / 0 5 5 0 10
Pampa Texas 79 59 83 62 83 / 0 10 5 5 10
Shamrock Texas 79 60 86 63 86 / 5 5 5 5 10
Wellington Texas 81 61 87 64 87 / 5 5 5 5 10

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Ama watches/warnings/advisories...
Texas...none.
OK...none.

&&

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03/08

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