Scientific Forecaster Discussion
Area forecast discussion...updated
National Weather Service Amarillo Texas
1111 PM CST Thursday Mar 5 2015
no real changes to reasoning which was the basis of forecast 6 hours
ago. Light south to southwest surface winds are expected under a
generally clear sky. VFR forecast continues next 24 hours.
Previous discussion... /issued 506 PM CST Thursday Mar 5 2015/
good flying weather is foreseen for the forecast area for the next 24
hours. Generally clear sky expected with only a few cirrus clouds
moving in from the northwest. Southwest to west surface winds
expected to remain below 10 knots overnight and Friday. No visibility
restrictions expected. VFR forecast continues next 24 hours.
Previous discussion... /issued 237 PM CST Thursday Mar 5 2015/
dry and seasonable conditions are on their way to the panhandles.
Visible satellite imagery shows that much of the snow from
yesterdays storm has since melted away. With the snow mostly gone
and winds staying out of the southwest overnight, we should stay
above the 20 degree mark for overnight lows.
The warming trend continues Friday with highs in the middle to upper
50s across most of the area. Highs in the 60s await US over the
weekend even with a weak cold front slated to move through the
panhandles. Temperatures rebound quickly for the start of the work
week and we could be looking at 70s for the middle part of next
week. As far as the chance for precipitation (frozen or otherwise) looks to
be very low for the next 7 days.