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Moore County Emergency Management
Friday December 7th, 2012 :: 08:47 a.m. CST

Advisory

Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
313 AM CST FRI DEC 7 2012

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-072200-
CIMARRON-TEXAS-BEAVER-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-LIPSCOMB-
HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-ROBERTS-HEMPHILL-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-
GRAY-WHEELER-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-DONLEY-COLLINGSWORTH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...BEAVER...
FORGAN...DALHART...STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...PERRYTON...
BOOKER...HIGGINS...FOLLETT...HARTLEY...CHANNING...DUMAS...
BORGER...MIAMI...CANADIAN...VEGA...AMARILLO...PANHANDLE...
WHITE DEER...PAMPA...SHAMROCK...WHEELER...HEREFORD...CANYON...
CLAUDE...CLARENDON...WELLINGTON
313 AM CST FRI DEC 7 2012

..MUCH COOLER WEATHER EXPECTED LATE THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE PANHANDLE REGION LATE SATURDAY NIGHT...BRINGING AN ABRUPT END TO THE VERY WARM WEATHER THAT THE REGION HAS SEEN FOR THE SEVERAL DAYS. THE COLDEST WEATHER OF THE SEASON SO FAR AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF VERY LIGHT WINTRY PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE IN THE WAKE OF THIS FRONT.

COLD WEATHER...HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE 10 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW NORMAL ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY. IN FACT...LOCATIONS IN THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA AND NORTHWESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLES MAY NOT GET ABOVE FREEZING THROUGH THE DAY ON SUNDAY. BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AS WELL...RESULTING IN WIND CHILL VALUES IN THE TEENS AND 20S FOR MUCH OF THE DAY. ON SUNDAY NIGHT...MUCH OF THE REGION WILL SEE LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS AND TEENS. PANHANDLE RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DRESS APPROPRIATELY FOR THE COLD WITH WARM LAYERS...HATS...AND GLOVES.

WINTRY PRECIPITATION...THERE IS STILL CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY WITH REGARDS TO PRECIPITATION CHANCES...BUT MUCH OF THE REGION WILL SEE A SLIGHT CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF PRECIPITATION THROUGH AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE PERIOD FROM EARLY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. IF ANY PRECIPITATION DOES DEVELOP...IT IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE FORM OF LIGHT SNOW AT THIS TIME. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...IF ANY...SHOULD BE VERY LIGHT. LESS THAN ONE INCH OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME. THOUGH MINIMAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED AT THIS TIME...MOTORISTS SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THE LATEST FORECAST AS EVEN A SMALL AMOUNT OF SNOW COULD RESULT IN SLICK ROADS AND IMPACTS COULD BE HIGHER THAN NORMAL AS THIS WOULD BE THE FIRST WINTRY PRECIPITATION THE REGION HAS SEEN THIS SEASON.

Address/Location
Moore County Emergency Management
700 S Bliss Ave
Dumas, TX 79029

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-934-9520

Tommy Brooks
Emergency Management
tbrooks@moore-tx.com
806-934-9520

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