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Special Statement
Statement as of 5:39 AM CST on December 22, 2014

...Winter weather returns to the panhandles...

The first full day of winter will be noted with a change in the weather for the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. A strong upper-level storm system will direct a zone of very strong winds aloft across the Rocky Mountains into the eastern plains of New Mexico and western parts of the panhandles. As this occurs...a cold front will cause temperatures to fall rapidly this evening across the panhandles. Areas of light snow are expected to develop overnight across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles...generally west of a line from Guymon to Wellington. Most areas will receive only a dusting of snow...while the western parts of the combined panhandles may receive up to three quarters of an inch.

The threat of snow will end tonight...but strong north winds on Tuesday will make for a cold and blustery day. Winds gusting above 50 mph are expected on Tuesday across much of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles with high temperatures about ten degrees below normal.

These conditions will produce wind chill values in the single digits and teens across most of the area during the time of the morning commute on Tuesday. The strong winds during the day will keep wind chill values mainly in the twenties through most of the day.

The cold and windy conditions will come to an end Tuesday night. On Wednesday...light to moderate west winds and highs around 50 degrees can be expected.

Area residents and those planning outdoor activities across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles should stay up to date with the latest weather information by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or by visiting our website at:

Www.Weather.Gov/Ama...

...Or by following the National Weather Service in Amarillo on facebook and twitter.

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