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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
351 PM CDT Thursday Jul 31 2014

Discussion...
made no major changes to the forecast for the next week. The overall
pattern remains the same...with an upper-level ridge of high pressure
across the western Continental U.S. And deep trough to the east. In the
northwest flow between these systems...a few showers or weak
thunderstorms could be steered from the mountains into the far
western parts of the panhandles through Saturday. No severe weather
is expected out of any of these storms...and in all likelihood they
will remain confined to the mountains and eastern New Mexico.
Seasonal temperatures return over the next few days.

By the end of the weekend...the upper air pattern flattens out...with
the ridge axis shifting overhead. A shortwave disturbance riding
around the ridge will bring another decent Summer cold front through
the panhandles...sometime between Tuesday and Thursday depending on
your model of choice. At this time...expect the front to make an
initial push Wednesday and then a final push through on Thursday. As
with the other cold fronts this Summer...feel confident in a window
of opportunity for beneficial rainfall as the front moves through the
region.

Nf

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Amarillo Texas 57 83 61 84 62 / 10 10 10 10 10
Beaver OK 57 89 62 90 64 / 0 5 5 10 10
Boise City OK 58 80 59 83 60 / 10 20 20 10 10
Borger Texas 61 86 64 87 65 / 5 5 5 10 10
Boys Ranch Texas 60 84 62 84 63 / 20 10 10 10 10
canyon Texas 58 83 61 83 61 / 10 10 10 10 10
Clarendon Texas 60 84 63 86 65 / 5 5 5 10 10
Dalhart Texas 57 80 60 82 60 / 20 20 20 10 10
Guymon OK 59 86 62 87 62 / 5 5 5 10 10
Hereford Texas 58 81 60 81 60 / 20 10 10 20 10
Lipscomb Texas 57 87 61 89 63 / 0 5 0 10 10
Pampa Texas 58 84 62 85 63 / 5 5 5 10 10
Shamrock Texas 60 86 63 88 64 / 0 5 5 10 10
Wellington Texas 62 87 64 89 65 / 0 5 0 10 10

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

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